Sunday, July 12, 2009
My Town Monday, July 12, 2009
Paulette Goddard reading.
Blogger is giving me troubles today so if you don't see a response, blame it on that. Does anyone ever report these errors and if so do you get a response?
Last Thursday, I spotted the word "Detroit" in the home section of THE NEW YORK TIMES. Whereas other articles on the pages were about pieces of furniture and similar items, abandoned homes in Detroit was its subject.
Notice the layers of abandonment in this selection.
Kevin Bauman has been photographing abandoned houses in Detroit for some time. He was hopeful that some of these houses would be saved when he began. The photos are for sale but as NYT suggested, probably few Detroiters will buy one. We just have to look out the window.
What's truly amazing is how lovely many of these buildings must have once been. It's not just tenements falling down here.
Here's his site--take a look. Something to keep in mind is that these are all in the city Detroit, despite often seeming rural due to demolished neighboring houses.
As Mr. Bauman says on his website: "All images, whether the crumbling facade of a century old mansion, or a client's industrial drill, are linked together by my devotion to photography, and each recieves the same attention to detail."
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