Thursday, December 14, 2006

Mossy Motown

It must be the week for photoessays on decrepit towns. Yesterday, Minnesota; today, Detroit:

Throughout Detroit, as half the population fled in the last half-century outward towards the suburbs and later towards more rural areas, the city itself has, ironically, become more rural, with wild animals and lush green plants coexisting with an industrial, modern metropolis. Nature, driven back by progress during the city’s 300 years, has aggressively reasserted itself in recent decades, reclaiming land from which man has turned away.
Look over the pictures: stunning shots of trees growing on the roofs of abandoned buildings, houses swallowed by greenery...