Detroit Mackenzie High School

June 3, 2012

Today my son and I went on a photo tour I found through Meetup.  The opportunity took us into the heart of Detroit and its urban decay (from which it is now rebounding greatly).  On this day, we shot at Detroit Mackenzie High School, just days before its demolition.  I have my doubts about how legit the tour was in terms of legal access, but we had a big group and it seemed reasonably safe.

Full disclosure: many of the photos on this post were taken by my son, who seems to have a natural ability that allows him to make great photos where I must work at it.

As you will see in the pictures, in some parts of the school, it seems like class had recently been in session, with notes remaining on the chalkboards.  The school had some pretty impressive craftsmanship, and it is sad to see it in such condition, though with a new school next door that surely is better equipped for our modern world, it is easy to understand.

As always, click on any photo to see a larger version.


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