URBAN Blight- consisting of the deterioration of part of a town or city due to aging, neglect, and lack of financial support for maintenance or normal upkeep. The sad side of Detroit, even though there has been a lot of progress in the city, Urban Blight is seen throughout almost all the outlying neighborhoods. It is a sad state of affairs and hard to explain the situation to people around my area who have never experienced a crisis on such a large scale.
I tried to capture a few images to describe some of what we saw on our trip, it is really hard to explain and hard to fathom what the people of that city went through. Abandoned neighborhoods, abandoned houses right next to an occupied property.
We saw a lot of properties that were burnt to the ground that were just hollow brick shells that were once expensive houses and prospering business establishments. Now empty, some being raised, some still standing.
Neighborhoods that were once alive, now silent.