it is a shame how the city of detroit has been run down and ruined. yves marchand and romain meffre captured the forgotten beauty of a once powerful and vibrant city.

looking at the photos you don’t know what to feel. there is something absolutely fascinating in those dilapidated structures. it makes you dream, you start thinking about the times when these places were filled with life. where are the people who once stood in the hallways, worked in those offices, lived in those houses and what are their memories? how was the very last moment before the doors were shut and locked.

the city had at it’s peak in the 50s a population of roughly 2 million. 50 years later it’s down to about 750 thousand – declining, with about 2000 people leaving the city area per month.

see more images here.

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