July 1st, 2012. Detroit, Michigan. Del Ray neighborhood.
Wow! It took me over a month to complete this edit, sheesh! Granted, I have been quite busy with work and living between two homes so it’s not like I’ve been lazy. Or so, I like to think I haven’t been lazy. 😀
Del Ray, which was the industrial mecca in its day, is probably Detroit’s most roughed up area. Plenty of vacant and burnt homes, empty dilapidating buildings, trash everywhere, and not a whole lot of people. I’m saddened with what some neighborhoods of my beautiful Detroit have become—I’m also angered at the lack of passion and motivation in humans, those failing to maintain their surroundings—but I’ve always been intrigued by neglected structures. There’s such history, and with the more ornate structures, there’s a ton of beauty lying within those tired walls.
I pray for one day I will be blessed with the fortune of seeing a better Detroit! It will need to begin with the community…