Eye-opening ruins (but in Detroit?)

There’s a trove of clubs that go out and explore urban ruins. And if you really think about it, there’s no better place to do that than in Detroit, a city that has been in constant decay for decades (yeah yeah they always seem to have some sort of revitalization project going on).

Two especially interesting, abandoned structures in Detroit happens to be the Michigan Central Station and the Detroit Public Schools Book Depository. These pictures, by the way, all come from a local photographer in Detroit. You can check out more of his shots here.

I just came back from Machu Picchu, the abandoned Incan citadel in the Andes that was rediscovered about a hundred years ago. It’s interesting to think about the parallels and differences between an Incan ruin and a Detroit ruin. In 500 years, will tourists flock to the Michigan Central Station and gawk at it like a work of art? Probably not. To be honest, I don’t think the Empire State Building or Grand Central will even get the star-treatment Machu Picchu gets. Maybe we could learn a thing or two from the Incans.