Post-Apocalypse or Downtown Detroit: Photo Documentary

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Post-Apocalypse or Downtown Detroit: Photo Documentary

Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre combed through the wreckages of what were once important and bustling meeting places and buildings in Detroit, Michigan.

United Artists Theater
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The pair of French photographers documented the abandoned city buildings and theaters during several week-long trips between 2005 and 2009 and published their photo findings in the aptly titled "The Ruins of Detroit."

East Methodist Church
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East Side Public Library
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Light Court, Farwell Building
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Michigan Central Station
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Highland Park Police Station
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Biology Classroom at George W Ferris School
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The Ballroom at Lee Plaza Hotel
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Michigan Theatre
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Detroit’s Vanity Ballroom
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Waiting hall, Michigan Central Station
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View and read the full Observer article here.

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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