all who wander are not lost

No, this isnt post Katrina New Orleans… And no, there is no water nearby this place either.

Just lots of “land boats” as I call them.

This house sits in one of the hundreds of ghost town areas in Detroit. Places where streets are abandoned, or just blocked off – places where few houses remain and wildlife and anarchy have over run the area.

CLICK HERE to see the area satellite photo from 2002 – it doesnt look much better back then.

These blown out houses are some of the most dangerous things in the City, many have the natural gas utility still left on. I can not tell you how many I have seen that are just left gushing gas into the open air. Whole blocks of them.

This former residence sits in a wide open ghetto prairie, with almost no viable structures anywhere in sight.

I disturbed a large ghetto pheasant tromping through the prairie grass.

Somebody “torched” a car here: i.e. burning it probably for insurance fraud.

Heres a Google Maps satellite image of this hood:


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4 Responses to Ghost Town

  • I used to visit a Ford plant about 1/2 mile away from this area. Doesn’t surprise me at all. I take many back roads to avoid accidents on I-94 and see these areas all the time. (I’ve seen pheasants along I-94 too).

  • I appreciate your stories. Please keep posting and sharing. Have you thought of compiling your insightful posts and begin a film documentary?

  • I am new to your BLOG, I just discovered it today via International Metropolis BLOG…… very impressed with your coverage of Detroit and area… i hail from the Motor city – my birthplace – I have visited many times, but have lived away from it since 1953… amazing how it has fallen to rubble. I am interested in the old buildings, and their present state.

    thanks for all your hard work here.

  • it’s kind of funny, if you zoom in a little on the map, you can see the boat on the lawn. next, there will be hookers showing up on street view maps, hey wait, that happened too…..

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