Tuesday, December 16, 2014
When a city center becomes an island
The Daily Mail has some fascinating photographs of Detroit from the air, showing how the once mighty metropolis has become islands of city living surrounded by urban decay and slowly returning countryside. This photograph in particular caught my eye (click it for a larger view).
Isn't that amazing? The heavily-built-up, once-bustling central business district of Detroit surrounded by what looks like steadily encroaching farmland! What's more, I'm sure Detroit isn't the only 'Rust Belt' city that's decaying in this way - just the furthest down the path. What other cities are following the same trend?
There are many more images at the link. Recommended reading . . . thought-provoking, too.