PURE DETROIT — On our morning commute through the city, we always spot a building that catches our attention. We either didn't notice it before, or the way the light hits it on a certain morning breathes a new curiosity into it. Too often, we're left wondering, "Does anyone still live there? Such a beautiful building, but what did it used to be?"
We don't have to wonder anymore. DetroitUrbex.com isn't new by any means, but each time we visit, there always seems to be a new post explaining yet another forgotten architectural gem in this city. The photography is stunning; the explanations brief. Toss in the fact that the site is without pretense — simply stating that the goal of the unnamed "admin" poster is to "raise awareness of the social and economic challenges the city of Detroit faces through photography" — and cleanly designed, and we can't stop showing it off to all of our friends. Plus, dude gives tours of some of these abandoned relics.
In an increasingly crowded Detroit blogosphere, DetroitUrbex.com stands out. | PD
PHOTO COURTESY OF DETROITURBEX.COM