Friday, November 20, 2009

Skywatch Friday: Clouds over Detroit


In the 1967 riots, much of Detroit burned. Great sections of the city are now open space. No buildings have been built in many of the fire-ravaged areas.

8 comments:

Jacob said...

Wow...with those clouds and power lines, this is a picture that exudes urban desolation. Very powerful shot, Mary!

Rose said...

Oh, I like this one!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thank you Jacob and Rose for your kind comments.

Stine in Ontario said...

I guess Detroit has never totally recovered from the riots, then? I didn't realize that.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

This is very true. During the riots and fires, people who could afford to, many of them, moved out of the city proper and into the suburbs. Many of those who remained could not afford to properly rebuild.

goda said...

The beautiful brick buildings tear at my heart strings, did you know that they are tearing down detroit grand central station, go take photos before they do

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

No, I didn't know that. I hope we can get there in time! BB's car is up on blocks int he driveway and he is lying under it trying to fix it.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I can't find your blog any more.