I stumbled upon this stunning series of photos of Detroit. American Ruins.
On the upside, I predict that Detroit’s run-down splendor and bargain basement cost of living will end up attracting artists and innovators as present-day “hip cities” like San Francisco and even -gasp- Austin become unlivable for those making less than $200k/year.
There is another photo slide of various global modern ruins with more amazing photos beneath the Detroit slide show.
“Time which antiquates Antiquities, hath an art to make dust of all things.” -Thomas Browne