I saw this post earlier in the year and was blown away that Detroit was once such a beautiful place full of interesting architecture. But as we all know Detroit has since fallen and fallen hard from its hey day. Well out of decay sometimes can come beauty. In this case out of the lenses of Parisian photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre who went to Detroit and took some amazing photos of decaying glory that was a vibrant city. Somehow these pics seem so sad and yet almost romantic. Of course they said it better than I:
Ruins are the visible symbols and landmarks of our societies
and their changes, small pieces of history in suspension.
The state of ruin is essentially a temporary situation that happens at
some point, the volatile result of change of era and the fall of empires.
This fragility, the time elapsed but even so running fast, lead us to watch them one very last time :
being dismayed, or admire, making us wondering about the permanence of things.
Photography appeared to us as a modest way
to keep a little bit of this ephemeral state.
JESUS slow down I can only look up so many words at a time! Click the pic below to see what they have wrought, it’s quite lovely.