Monday, October 8, 2012

detroit architecture

I went "urban exploring" (that's what people are calling it these days, right?) on Friday with a couple of friends in our hometown of Detroit. Detroit gets a pretty bad wrap for basically looking like a war zone - filled with crime and broken down buildings. However, I tend to think the opposite.

It doesn't take much digging around to realize that Detroit is experiencing a rebirth. While a lot of buildings are, yes, abandoned - there is a rumbling of art and culture, and pardon the cheesiness, bravery happening beneath the rubble.

{The Old Train Station in Corktown} Completely abandoned but still so beautiful.

The Guardian Building. All the original tile and structure dating back to the 1920's. 

What are your favorite buildings in Detroit (or anywhere else) that may be forgotten about or overlooked?


  1. I hear the Boblo Terminal is a pretty cool building to explore, mainly because of it's view though. Took some shots of the train station the other day, from behind though. I noticed nobody shoots it from the back but it actually looks pretty cool with that graffiti covered wall that is down by the road.

    1. Good to know!! I'll have to check that out :) Thanks, Sean!