Tag: detroit

Dec 16, 2015

Florists Turn Abandoned House Into Flower Sanctuary (18 Photos)

Florists Turn Abandoned House Into Flower Sanctuary (18 Photos)

Florists from across the country fill every nook and cranny of an abandoned house in Detroit with American-grown fresh flowers and plants

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Oct 27, 2015

There’s More To Detroit Than Ruin and Decay, You Just Have to Look

There’s More To Detroit Than Ruin and Decay, You Just Have to Look

David Jordano’s portraits of human survival and perseverance instead of ruin and decay reveals the humanity of Detroit’s urban landscape.

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Jun 18, 2015

Historic Photos of Detroit and their Modern Day Equivalent

Historic Photos of Detroit and their Modern Day Equivalent

“Detroit: Evolution of a City” is an incredible study of the growth, decline and revival of the city of Detroit through historic and present-day pictures.

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Jun 4, 2014

This Stadium Was Home to 3 Sports Teams. Zeppelin, Elvis, Floyd and The Who Played Here

This Stadium Was Home to 3 Sports Teams.  Zeppelin, Elvis, Floyd and The Who Played Here

On 23 August 1975 the Pontiac Silverdome officially opened its doors. For 22 years it was the largest stadium in the National Football League (NFL). The stadium complex, which sat on 127 acres (51 ha) of land, had a capacity of 80,000+. The Silverdome hosted the Detroit Lions of the NFL (1975–2001), the Detroit…

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May 10, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Spirit of Detroit

Picture of the Day: The Spirit of Detroit

THE SPIRIT OF DETROIT Photograph by coreoski on Reddit Located on the westward-facing wall of the Russel’ Industrial Complex’s Building #2 is this colossal 8,750 square foot (813 sq m) mural by artist Kobie Solomon. Dubbed The Chimera, it’s purportedly the largest graffiti mural in the state of Michigan and can be…

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Dec 12, 2012

An Abandoned School in Detroit – Now and Then

An Abandoned School in Detroit – Now and Then

Through photography, detroiturbex.com seeks to raise awareness of the social and economic challenges facing the city of Detroit. Over the course of 100 years the population level has rapidly expanded and contracted. In the 1950s the population was approximately 1.85 million, in 2010, it was 713,000. The recent contraction means many of the buildings…

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Jul 14, 2012

A Tour of Abandoned Houses in Detroit

A Tour of Abandoned Houses in Detroit

Photographer Kevin Bauman’s 100 Abandoned Houses project started over a decade ago in the mid 90s. For him it was a way of exploring his hometown of Detroit. He found it amazing, depressing and perplexing that a once great city could find itself in such great distress. As Bauman ventured around his city he…

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