Perhaps the only thing more cliched than a picture of Detroit ruins is another story about Detroit in ruins. It’s been done, a lot – and here’s another photographic essay from The Guardian.
I thought I had seen them all – but this one still shocked me.
I guess it’s the books still on the shelves of the abandoned East Side Public Library – representing the intellectual loss as much as the physical decay.
UPDATE: Another story on Detroitism – an exploration of Ruin Porn – by John Patrick Leary.