Detroit's decline is well documented but at the same time there are reports
of pockets of revival. In particular a recent episode of
Bourdain Parts Unknown that featured Detroit piqued my interest.
We were eager to see what was left of the thriving downtown, the hipster
community and of course "ruin porn" (in Bourdain's words).
The stark contrasts between the surprisingly vibrant Downtown and other neighborhoods..
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St. Agnes / Martyrs of Uganda Parish Church
Our first Urbexing stop was St. Agnes church. It was in amazingly bad shape considering it hasn't been closed that long.
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Packard Automobile Plant
Abandoned in the 90's this building was in pretty rough space but also huge an fascinating.
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Fisher Body Plant 21
Another huge factory was the Fisher Body Plant which built car bodies for GM and other manufacturers for decades.
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Ford Piquette Plant
Completely by accident we stumbled upon the Ford Piquette Plant, famed for being where the Model-T was originally built.
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Detroit Institute of Arts
With rumors that the City of Detroit will be forced to sell it's art collection to help pay their debts we had to see it while we still could.
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