30. March 2008

Rotting School Books in a Warehouse in Detroit


Rotting School Books

Deserted and slowly disintegrating buildings are always an interesting subject for photography (see also Urban Remains) . “Sweet Juniper” found an especially interesting ruin in Detroit: A decommissioned warehouse filled with rotting school books from the 80ies.

One can still see the remains of the shelves which once held the books. Now, only the iron stands are left and the books are scattered over the floor.

Seemingly, the books and the building fell victim to a fire in the upper floors ages ago. Everything which did not immediately burn was damaged by the fire fighter’s water beyond rescue. The whole building was given up.

» The photos at Flickr
» Accompanying article

(via Boing Boing)

(This article is also available in German)

Topics: booksdecayphotographyruinsurban

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