Abandonment

Eastern Market FIRE – March 2009

By dave | March 21, 2009

One thing about visiting Detroit during my run of going there regularly was that there was usually some type of fire while I was there. The Detroit Fire Department had an absolutely impossible job trying to keep the thousands of abandoned buildings from burning. On Devil’s Night (the night before Halloween) it became a tradition…

Read More

Fisher Body 21 – March 2009

By dave | March 21, 2009
Read More

Packard Plant at Night – Trip 2

By dave | February 26, 2009

After my first trip to Detroit, it did not take long for me to return and the Packard plant was an inevitable stop on the tour. During my first trip, I had discovered the joy of roaming the plant at night in a small group.  Minimal use of flashlights allowed us to sneak up on…

Read More

Lee Plaza

By dave | February 6, 2009

Lee Plaza is an impressive art deco apartment building on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. The building ceased housing people in the 90’s and has been torn apart by scrappers since closing. Our trip to Lee was a blast. Tossing my friend Gingerella into a window while conversing with passers by was not typically how…

Read More

Boblo Island Detroit Dock

By dave | January 21, 2009
Read More

Michigan Central Station –

By dave | December 25, 2008

With construction finishing in 1913, this imposing train terminal was designed by one of the early 20th century’s most significant architecture firms, Warren and Wetmore, in partnership with another prominent firm of the time, Reed and Stem. This partnership is also responsible for the design of one of the most significant train terminals in the…

Read More

Norwich State Hospital on Film

By dave | December 8, 2008

Another set from Nahhhhwich, this one on Fuji Pro 160S. These were shot on one of the Canon A1s I was shooting with to try and lighten the load. These are probably the majority of my favorite shots from here, and I believe this was my last trip.

Read More

Calf Pasture Pumping Station

By dave | November 17, 2008

Constructed in 1883 this Romanesque style pumping station is one of the more ornate public works buildings I have come across. The station pumped raw sewage out of Boston neighborhoods and into storage tanks on Moon island, where it was released into the ocean. The pumping station was in operation until the opening of the…

Read More

Eastern Market Detroit – October 2008

By dave | October 28, 2008

On my second trip to visit my Detroit friends and explore, the venerable Nailhed brought us to Eastern Market to check out some of the graffiti and abandonments. What I remember most about Eastern Market is that we ate lunch at Amore De Roma before exploring it. On my first Detroit trip I learned that…

Read More

Packard Plant – Trip 1

By dave | August 25, 2008

The Packard Plant.  A Detroit legend.  An Albert Khan masterpiece.  The building that all of the news stories featured as emblematic of Detroit’s economic downfall. The Pack was also a legendary exploring destination.  It was a 3.5 million square foot lawless demilitarized zone in the middle of one of Detroit’s less savory neighborhoods.  I remember…

Read More