Forbidden Spaces

Detroit isn’t dead.

I just wanted to mention that before I get any further into this post. The city is under siege by economic forces, though, and it’s suffered some pretty severe casualties, some recent, some from a long time ago.

Courtesy of Lynde, here’s a lovely gallery of the beautiful decay of Detroit.

It reminds me quite a bit of the pictures of Chernobyl, but it doesn’t have quite the immediacy of the Prypiat pictures–where people were forced to leave their homes at a moment’s notice, without being told they would never return.