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Urban Exploring: Ruins of Detroit

Abandoned Places | Right, I have a marked preference for old and abandoned buildings. The remarkable charm, the historical atmosphere, the silence and the explorer-feeling are indescribable, for what reason you need to take photos to catch the power of the moment!

Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, both born in Parisian suburbs, photograph for several years abandoned places around the world. Their most famous photographs are those showing “The Ruins of Detroit”, which were already shown in different galleries in Paris, Stockholm and Strasbourg.

Detroit, industrial capital of the XXth Century, played a fundamental role shaping the modern world. The logic that created the city also destroyed it. Nowadays, unlike anywhere else, the city’s ruins are not isolated details in the urban environment. They have become a natural component of the landscape. Detroit presents all archetypal buildings of an American city in a state of mummification. Its splendid decaying monuments are, no less than the Pyramids of Egypt, the Coliseum of Rome, or the Acropolis in Athens, remnants of the passing of a great Empire. (Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre)

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Urban Exploring: Ruins of Detroit
Urban Exploring: Ruins of Detroit
Urban Exploring: Ruins of Detroit

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  1. wow, danke für die info…hab mir grad mal die homepage angeschaut…fantastische fotos!

  2. Nothing better than a big, beautiful and hystorical building like this!!!!

    Cheers from Italian urban explorers!

    Elvira

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