It has been a while since we’ve indulged in our obsession with photography of abandoned places, but thanks to The Ruins of Detroit, a book by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, we’ve given in. “It seems like Detroit has just been left to die,” Marchand recently explained to The Guardian. “Many times we would enter huge art deco buildings with once-beautiful chandeliers, ornate columns and extraordinary frescoes, and everything was crumbling and covered in dust, and the sense that you had entered a lost world was almost overwhelming. In a very real way, Detroit is a lost world — or at least a lost city where the magnificence of its past is everywhere evident.” Click through to preview some of our favorite photographs featured in the book.
Michigan Central Station. Photo credit: Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre Photography