i’d never visited detroit, so while in michigan this week i decided to make a point to get to the east side of the state.  it’s a bewildering experience.  could this vacant city really have been full of life? i hitched a ride with my parents who were going for business and who obligingly dropped me off amidst the abandonment to couch surf with mars at fireweed universe city. (i don’t think my mom got any sleep, she was so worried about me.) the community was an interesting experience in itself.  mars was gracious enough to lend me a bike and show me around the area. i got to see a couple urban farms; meet a 17 year old who knocked my socks off with his knowledge of plants and farming; and experience the general impressiveness of the abandoned city. (i shot a lot of film… so more images, especially of the farms, coming later)


fireweed universe city:

wandering around the neighborhood: