city of despair: city of transition
Detroit is a city that has passed it’s twilight years. But that doesn’t mean it should succumb to its fate. Many like to hope and think it is simply a city in transition. One that will find its grounding again with time. And effort. And support from those who care. As much as I have read about the state of affairs way up North, the words on paper in no way had prepared me for the images on screen. The following pictures are from the book “The Ruins of Detroit” by French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre and can be found here at the Denver Post’s Blog. The images are stunning and so many depict failing plaster in immediate need of repair in order to save the historic fabric of the building. To lose the work and designs of the plasterers from the early 1900’s would be a travesty and I can only hope that Detroit serves as a city in a state of transition, not of one in a state of despair.