Detroit’s Exquisite Decay

Travel Blog  •  Sophia Dembling  •  03.13.09 | 11:47 AM ET

Time magazine’s slideshow capturing Detroit’s decay in photos by French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre is stunning and utterly heartbreaking.

My thought as I watched: As travelers/tourists we’re a powerful economic force. Can we help save Detroit?

Here are some of my previous thoughts on Detroit.

Sophia Dembling

Dallas-based writer Sophia Dembling is co-author of the Flyover America blog and author of "The Yankee Chick's Survival Guide to Texas." She would love to hear your tales of America, so drop her an email.

3 Comments for Detroit’s Exquisite Decay

Sophia Dembling 03.13.09 | 6:04 PM ET

Ah, lovely. Here is a story about a Detroit success—the designer of Aretha Franklin’s inauguration day hat:

Ling 03.14.09 | 10:24 AM ET

Only thing that can save Detroit now is if someone comes up with an engine which runs on air or water. Either that, or maybe if Henry Ford’s ghost comes down to show those incompetent hacks how to run a car factory.

Tom 03.27.09 | 7:27 AM ET

Heh Ling, that part with the Ghost of our truly Henry Ford coming back to our Earth to show us some new stuff. Wel I think that we have to change lot of things in order to save Detroit. Tom

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