September 16th, 2011

One of my co-Founders was recently going to Detroit for a family outing. I grew up close to Detroit, shopped there every fall for my back-to-school clothes, saw plays at the Fox and Fisher theatres, visited Greenfield Village and the DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts) on class field trips. And I still occasionally cross the Ambassador Bridge from Windsor to Detroit when I’m home to see the parents. So I thought I could suggest some things for her to do in the motor city, did some googling and came across the most incredible but heartbreaking photos of that once vibrant city.

 EAST METHODIST CHURCH

FORT SHELBY HOTEL

The above are photos by Yves Marchand and Roman Meffre for a exhibition aptly named The Ruins of Detroit, and are just some of many achingly beautiful photos taken by the two artists over the course of five years. The photos are currently on exhibit in Paris, which I will miss by just a week (the exhibit is over this week but I won’t arrive until the end of next). But an art book of the images is available, now translated in English, and it is the first on my list of art books to treat myself to.

If you are up for it, here is a little more heartbreak.

ROOM 1504, LEE PLAZA HOTEL

DAVID WHITNEY BUILDING

UNITED ARTISTS THEATRE

 

18TH FLOOR DENTAL OFFICE, DAVID BRODERICK TOWER

 Check out the artists’ site for more photos and the thoughts behind their project.

The Ruins of Detroit

 

 





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