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Old January 18th, 2010, 09:49 PM   #1
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Detroit - Conner Creek (post) Industrial area

An hour shooting the Conner Creek industrial area of Detroit (Nov 6 2009).

This set starts on the Northern edge of Detroit and heads S down Jefferson.









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The amount of vacant land - vacant for awhile - is astonding
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Some nicely kept up houses in the midst of the wilderness




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Vacant lands turned into a nicely kept field.








new construction - seemed so oddly out of place.






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Detroit skyline.
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Old January 18th, 2010, 10:43 PM   #2
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Very interesting set of pictures. Thanks for posting them.
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Old January 18th, 2010, 11:20 PM   #3
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I was in Detroit at the beginning of the month visitng a friend (He lives in Ft. Lauderdale) who was up in Warren visiting his family. I was stunned by all the empty lots and abandon buildings! It's a very sad sight to behold!I hope one day, things will improve. Great photos btw!
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Old January 19th, 2010, 01:36 AM   #4
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When I see pics from Detroit I really wonder how this could have happened in such a rich country... seriously!

Is the situation in Windsor (Canada) as bad?
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Old January 19th, 2010, 01:55 AM   #5
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When I see pics from Detroit I really wonder how this could have happened in such a rich country... seriously!

Is the situation in Windsor (Canada) as bad?
I don't think so. I drove through Windsor on my way to Ridgetown and it looked alright. It's has suffered along with Detroit due to layoffs in the auto industry, but it doesn't have the devastated feel that large parts of Detroit have. Last I heard, the abandonment in Detroit is equal to an area about the size of San Francisco.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 03:38 AM   #6
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Well, San Francisco isn't really a very big city in area, but for American standards I think that can be considered huge, right? Poor Detroit, I hope it one day recovers!
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Old January 19th, 2010, 03:54 AM   #7
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Well, San Francisco isn't really a very big city in area, but for American standards I think that can be considered huge, right? Poor Detroit, I hope it one day recovers!
True. But anytime the abandonment becomes as large as a medium size city, that's pretty bad. I mean, we have areas of Columbus that have alot of empty lots and abandoned buildings, but nothing on that scale. It's really to bad too, because I was very impressed by many of the buildings I saw. Even the ones in advanced stages of decay were beautiful.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 06:43 PM   #8
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Very interesting photos from this part of Detroit city
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Old January 21st, 2010, 05:03 AM   #9
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It's astounding how large some of these homes are...and how nice these neighbourhoods once were.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 09:01 PM   #10
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Nice pictures, it's looks a bit bizarre...
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Old January 21st, 2010, 11:48 PM   #11
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Just Oh my god... it is abandoned( immagine, that american muscle cars, lincolns, buicks, cadillacs and others in majority have been producing in Detroit! This cars are legends now! And what's up nowadays! Pontiac & Saturn died! And after? It's a pity
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 02:41 AM   #12
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sad to see a great city like detroit reduced to such rubble.
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 04:08 PM   #13
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Very interesting pictures! Thanks for sharing.
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 04:09 PM   #14
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Thanks, photographs of Detroit's abandonment are always fascinating.
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 05:41 PM   #15
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When I see pics from Detroit I really wonder how this could have happened in such a rich country... seriously!

Is the situation in Windsor (Canada) as bad?

The whole city is not like this, but the east side of Detroit is pretty vacant. This is what happens when your industry packs up and moves to southeast asia.

Also, people just packed up and moved to the suburbs which are vastly different from these areas.

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True. But anytime the abandonment becomes as large as a medium size city, that's pretty bad. I mean, we have areas of Columbus that have alot of empty lots and abandoned buildings, but nothing on that scale. It's really to bad too, because I was very impressed by many of the buildings I saw. Even the ones in advanced stages of decay were beautiful.
LOL! No way is the abandonment that large, at all. Someone was pulling your leg.

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Old January 23rd, 2010, 08:59 PM   #16
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The whole city is not like this, but the east side of Detroit is pretty vacant. This is what happens when your industry packs up and moves to southeast asia.

Also, people just packed up and moved to the suburbs which are vastly different from these areas.



LOL! No way is the abandonment that large, at all. Someone was pulling your leg.

Thanks for clearing that up. But still, the abandonment is the worst I've even seen.
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 09:32 PM   #17
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Interesting set of photos, is the local at least trying to uplift the area and bring in much needed development to help the locals?
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 09:46 PM   #18
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 10:29 PM   #19
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This is sad... What about Gary, Indiana, is it like this areas?
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Old January 24th, 2010, 10:01 PM   #20
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Detroit was once known as the Paris of the west.
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