This photo essay by two French photographers, Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre appearing in Time magazine dovetails on a somewhat recent post that I did on the decline of the once great Motor City, Detroit, Michigan.
It is hard to believe that there is so much of this in a major American city. Abandonment. A haunting reminder of a city that was once a leading city not only in the United States but the world. A sense of no hope.
But, that is Detroit.
And, the sad fact is that no matter what transpires with the struggles of the Big Three American auto makers, the situation is only getting worse.
I think that one wonders what will it take to get the people of the Motor City to get on the right track.
I know that it can not be what they have been doing for the last 40 plus years.
One thing that I did point out in that post is that there needs to be a concerted effort to transform Detroit from an industrial wasteland to a city that can be like a Silicon Valley. Or one in which multiple service industries build up.
Something has to be done. Because I believe that Detroit is a city worth saving. Or it will look much worse that the photo essay and the accompanying photographer's website photos show today.
HT: John J. Miller @ http://www.corner.nationalreview.com/