Friday, 7 January 2011

Ruins of Detroit

This site is amazing. Parisian photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre have been photographing ruined buildings in Detroit, which is fast collapsing in more ways than one. They say:

"Ruins are the visible symbols and landmarks of our societies
and their changes, small pieces of history in suspension.

The state of ruin is essentially a temporary situation that happens at
some point, the volatile result of change of era and the fall of empires.
This fragility, the time elapsed but even so running fast, lead us to watch them one very last time :
being dismayed, or admire, making us wondering about the permanence of things.

Photography appeared to us as a modest way
to keep a little bit of this ephemeral state."

The photographs are beautiful, and well worth checking out.

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