decay

cities

I was invited to revisit an essay I wrote that examined two streets, one in a postmodern metropolis and another in a ghosttown, and a few things have come across my path that have made me think more about the curious intersection of human existence and human absence: James Griffieon’s Detroit, Justin Armstrong’s Midwestern Plains, and ‘Deviant Man’s’ Pripyat:

(Justin A. has sent along a nice set that includes pictures of Northampton’s old, recently torn down mental hospital: here.)

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  1. I am so fascinated by the Detroit photos that I sort of want to go there on vacation. Despite its effect on the economy, I also kind of want Detroit to just get swallowed up by plants and go completely wild. It would be so interesting, in a “see the future after the Fall of Mankind” kind of way.

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