Detroit has lost 50% of its population in the last 50 years, giving rise to urban meadows and blocks where only a single house stands occupied. Inhabitants grow their own vegetables and wild deer wonder the empty streets. It is thought to be a glimpse of what urban living could be like post-peak oil.
“Some 45,000 abandoned houses pock Detroit, and the city only demolishes only 500 a year, thanks to concerns over lawsuits and environmental hazards, as well as lack of funding. ”
Detroit’s Michigan Central Station has been left abandoned since the largest train rolled out in 1988.
Why not take a trip and see the sights?