"No, THIS is Detroit"
I've linked here to things about Detroit that some are pleased to call "ruin porn". So here--not that I feel obligated to be "fair and balanced," it's a blog: if you don't like, don't read it--is someone who tries to present the other side.
I am getting sick of only seeing ruin port on Reddit about how Detroit is just a decrepit defunct ghost town. So, I decided to add some pictures of the places that I think are some of the most beautiful.
Oh, heck, I can't resist, here's some balance:
There were 411 homicides reported last year, but the actual number is much higher and unknown, according to one federal official. “There are over 70,000 empty buildings, and on a daily basis when law enforcement enters them, they turn up dead bodies whose date of death can’t be accurately estimated because they are too decomposed or torched,” I was told. “Countless murders in Detroit aren’t counted in official data.”