"'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown"

The only time I lived outside New York was the year I spent in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After going to Detroit a few times I was asked what I thought of it. I would say it is beautiful. That answer got me some strange looks.

Yeah, its broken down. Yeah its been in some serious financial trouble for a long time. Yes the city filed for bankruptcy back in July. But there are some incredible old buildings and really wonderful people. I believe Detroit will make a comeback. I hope so. I'm rooting for Detroit!

Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre photograph broken down places. Detroit is one of the places they documented. Below is one of the stunning images from their book, "The Ruins of Detroit". You can see more images on their website.

Ballroom, Lee Plaza Hotel, Detroit

The title of this post is from here:

"'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown"
-Frou Frou. "Let Go." Garden State Soundtrack. Epic, 2004.