Monday, September 13

postsecret pic of the week

a while back i posted something about lost cities and how detroit and its modern ruins had become a sort of post-apocolyptic vision for our generation.

the two last pics come from detroit might become the experimental hotbed for urban farming techniques. or something.

check this out:

From >> Detroit was once the 4th largest city in America and it held the title of Motor City because most of America’s cars came from there.

Flash forward 40 years, and Detroit’s population has dwindled from a high of 2 million people to just over 800,000. The average price for a home in Detroit is $15,000, the lowest in the country. With so many empty spaces, criminals have no shortage of hideouts and drug factories.

And with America’s auto industry still reeling from the recession, as well as having outsourced many jobs to other states (or countries), the future looks bleak for Detroit’s long-deferred recovery.

Unless one millionaire gets his way, and turns the city into farms. Yes, farms.... Read more, it's pretty freaking interesting...


how awesome is that? check out the hantz farms webpage for incredible pics of the city and what they plan to do with it > click here

go detroooiiiiitttt (even tho i'll prolly never ever visit you and probably wouldn't care unless you were about to become one of the world's hottest reality makeover stories...)

also, just found this via @viceuk - johnny knoxville and palladium:


Anonymous said...

It sounds like the time is ripe for OCP to step in and take over.

dorothy said...

i to google that. i think walmart is the precursor...