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Xphillipjrx
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Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 9:54 pm: ††Edit PostDelete Post†††Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This came out Monday
http://www.time.com/time/photo gallery/0,29307,1882089_185097 3,00.html
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Detroitjim
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Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 10:18 pm: ††Edit PostDelete Post†††Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wonderful photographs. Certainly goes to show that the vast majority of people wont be bothered with the nonsense! Those that couldn't get out or were too stubborn and stayed here, have indeed paid a heavy price.
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Lowell
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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 12:07 am: ††Edit PostDelete Post†††Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yves and Romain are two amazing and talented French [Parisian] photographers who have been coming to the D since ages 23 and 18 respectively. The have been here several times now creating some the best images of the ruins of Detroit using their large format camera. Two artists one camera. They are incredibly patient, inquisitive and fearless. I am so happy to see their work profiled in a major media outlet.

Yves and Romain at Fisher 21
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Charcoalgreysoul
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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 12:10 am: ††Edit PostDelete Post†††Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Amazing photos. I wish I was around to see the United Artist Theater when it was open. The interior looks like it could have been stunning,
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Eriedearie
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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 12:19 am: ††Edit PostDelete Post†††Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow! My old school made into to Time!
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Birdie
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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 12:22 am: ††Edit PostDelete Post†††Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit Jim, I don't understand your comment:

"Certainly goes to show that the vast majority of people wont be bothered with the nonsense! Those that couldn't get out or were too stubborn and stayed here, have indeed paid a heavy price."

what is the "nonsense" you're talking about?

and i live in detroit by choice. i could "get out" if i wanted to and don't consider myself stubborn. what price have i paid?? i'm confused.
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Hooha
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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 12:33 am: ††Edit PostDelete Post†††Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I saw this on Fark (sparked quite a discussion on their message boards about the D).

One of the pictures said the Broderick was going to by renovated into apartments by 2010. I thought this project stalled?
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Cooper
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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 12:48 am: ††Edit PostDelete Post†††Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gorgeous photos. The photograhers' website is great, too. In addition to Detroit, they have shots of the "Forgotten theaters of America" and "East Germany industrial vestiges."

http://reliques.online.fr/inde x.html
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Nickstone
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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 4:18 am: ††Edit PostDelete Post†††Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i'm not sure what's going on with Broderick or Whitney for that matter, and Book is a new concern... I've been living down here for a while and I wish I could understand where those projects stood
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Pythonmaster
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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 8:46 am: ††Edit PostDelete Post†††Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not to criticize the fine photography of these gentleman but, man, I'm am growing weary with all the urban necrography. It's so much more interesting to photograph the living instead of the dead. Every flickr camera club has more than adequately documented the MCS. Enough already.
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Iheartthed
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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 8:54 am: ††Edit PostDelete Post†††Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Every flickr camera club has more than adequately documented the MCS.

Add the Packard Plant to this statement.
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 8:56 am: ††Edit PostDelete Post†††Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

Every flickr camera club has more than adequately documented the MCS.

Add the Packard Plant to this statement



in addition to every freshman photography exhibition at CCS
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Stosh
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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 9:09 am: ††Edit PostDelete Post†††Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I agree. The ruins have been done, both extensively here, as well as elsewhere. I think that it's time that someone did a focus on the things that are still the best features of Detroit.

The fine NON ruins. And there still are many. Architecture, decoration, civic areas in the downtown area. Neighborhoods churches, schools. Show things that work or are working for a change.
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Pffft
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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 9:15 am: ††Edit PostDelete Post†††Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Perish the thought. This art thrives on death.
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Stosh
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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 9:23 am: ††Edit PostDelete Post†††Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm not a fan of viewing the body, as it were. If that's what floats their boat, fine. A study on the Fisher Building, Penobscot, Guardian, exploring the art and architecture of the historic churches, (and not just Catholic ones.

Gem theatre. Fox. The old clubs, DAC, Players, etc. Historic neighborhood home tours, etc.

I don't think it would be that hard to to if one wanted to publicize.
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Erikd
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Posted on Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 7:14 am: ††Edit PostDelete Post†††Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Picture #1: A beautiful train station falling into ruin despite the fact that it is owned by a wealthy billionaire.

Picture #3: A vacant school building.

Picture #5: A beautiful theater falling into ruin despite the fact that it is owned by a wealthy billionaire.

Picture #9: A vacant school building.
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Trainman
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Now is time to make DDOT and SMART a part of the ruins by voting NO next August 2010 to defeat the SMART property tax renewal.

Our public bus systems are old, outdated and grossly incompetent that no longer serve any purpose.

They are relics of the rise of unions when there was enough money to waste and throw away.

Itís time to shut down all the buses and facilities and let private free enterprise take over. It is easy to do. It is far cheaper to pay DDOT and SMART employees by buying them out or letting them go by means of attrition which can be done by only running the full buses.

Imagine the new pictures that will come out?

Imagine getting really good public transportation? YES, Detroit put the World on wheels and we can fund passenger bus and train service again with money from the users and user fees instead of taxing fast food.
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Hardhat
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Posted on Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 9:03 pm: ††Edit PostDelete Post†††Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Another thread derailed by Trainman.
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Stosh
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Posted on Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 9:07 pm: ††Edit PostDelete Post†††Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

He's getting his licks in before the ignore feature.

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