The Guardian Observer has published a series of sad and in many cases sadly beautiful photographs of abandoned buildings in Detroit.
One of the saddest is this,
It’s of part of the now abandoned East Side Public Library. There’s an equally sad picture of the St Christopher House Public Library.
Take a look at the whole set. Like I said, the pictures are both sad and sadly beautiful. From an archaeological standpoint, many of them are also abnormally interesting. Each one shows the decay of structural and installation in the early stages.
The photographs are the work of Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre.