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These Abandoned Places In Michigan Are Disturbing Yet Somehow Beautiful

No doubt, Detroit takes the trophy for urban abandonment. Some 70,000 properties are vacant and in various states of decay. The crumbling, burnt-out buildings intrigue artists and photographers worldwide to venture into these gutted landmarks. But ruins are not confined to only the big city. They can be found in abandoned mining towns, rural, historic bridges and elsewhere and they are not all tragic. Here’s a rundown of abandoned places in Michigan that are slowly returning to nature.

The list of Detroit abandonment alone could fill books, but this is a sampling that encompasses much of Michigan. What are some forgotten places in your hometown? Let us know!

 

Serena Maria Daniels
Serena Maria Daniels is an award-winning freelance journalist in Detroit, by way of Chicago, by way of the West Coast. She writes about Michigan for OIYS. Serena enjoys learning about language and culture and taking road trips with her beagle Ralph.