Ever since I took at class at Virginia Tech about modern city issues, and watched Michael Moore’s “Roger and Me”, I have been interested in the Detroit area. In fact, I think that was the start of my interest in all things changed drastically by time, circumstance, globalization, and economic changes. The interest was heightened last year when I took a free lecture class on a similar subject at Northeastern University, run by Barry Bluestone, who is originally from Detroit, and often used Detroit as an example of a drastically changed city. So, when I decided to take my cross country trip, I next decided that I had to see Detroit. I had some ideas of what I wanted to photograph ahead of time, but wasn’t positive.
When I got to Detroit I was immediately stuck by the architecture. I don’t know enough about architecture to really describe what it is, but I liked it. Even many of the abandoned buildings were beautiful, and it’s fun to check them out and imagine what used to be. I have included my favorite buildings that I got a good look at, plus a little welcome message.