Sunday, May 27, 2012

Black & white photos from Detroit's golden-years.

Defunct Packard Motors plant now in ruins.
It'll make you cry looking at what we've lost. If you look at pictures of Hiroshima or Dresden or Stalingrad from immediately after World War II and at pictures of Detroit, St. Louis, Gary IN, from the same time period (and the rest of our industrial midland cities from the same time too) and compare them to what they look like today. Except for the war memorials Hiroshima, Dresden, and Volgograd (nee Stalingrad) are now totally rebuilt modern cities and Detroit, Gary, and the rest of the America's industrial Heartland cities are in ruins.You'd think the Nazis and Imperial Japanese had won the war. Just like always America wins the war but loses the peace. [Business Insider]