I'm a little obsessed with Detroit and the Ruins of Detroit by Yves Marchland only exacerbates my tendencies.  You find that same surreal decrepit beauty that you see in Venice and Cuba, but in a totally different scale (and age).  Ask me sometime about my crazy scheme to bring the World Fair back to the US (set in Detroit), with a green technology theme -- the idea is that the expo would rebuild the existing (beautiful!) infrastructure and leave behind active, green business in its wake.  A few tax incentives for businesses and voila!  Easier said than done, I know, but to revitalize Detroit through technology and innovation would really represent to the world the future of American power and ingenuity.  And now I'll get off my platform. :)  For now, just enjoy the pics!