a european detroit

I’ve always felt that Europe had a sense of beauty and history that is often lost in urban America. When I first came to Detroit and took a look around, I saw remnants of that older sense of beauty, a sense of beauty that felt only magnified with abandonment and disuse, and a sense of beauty that made Detroit feel vaguely¬†reminiscent of its European founders. It’s an architectural beauty that makes it easier to have conversations regarding historical preservation and a beauty that I would hope inspires a sense of urgency and hope for the revitalization of the city.

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One comment

  1. you’re right kathy, the beauty seems enhanced with the city’s abandonment. kind of like the augusteum in rome…let’s hope it inspires motivation for Detroit revitalization!

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