Feelin' Crafty

Needs Roof

A few days ago I took advantage of the warmer weather and went on a photo excursion with Verlaine into the wilds of  Detroit. We didn’t go with any plan, but just drive until we saw something that caught our attention. V was distracted by a poorly painted sign and I was drawn to the words “$20,000 Needs Roof” spray painted on the front of a building.

Needs Roof

It was enough to get us to stop the car and get out the cameras. On both sides of the building were empty lots, so it was easy to walk around.



Brick graffiti


When I walked behind the building I was happy to see that there was an open door. From what V and I could gather this used to be a used furniture and appliance store. And that one day the owners closed up with everything still in the shop.

Princess and the Pea


writer's block

Lost Toy

And they were right…. it needs a roof

Needs a roof


One response

  1. Even in ruins old Detroit is gorgeous. You can feel the energy that once inhabited these spaces, and only hope that one day it will return.

    January 5, 2011 at 2:10 pm

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