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    View On Black Absolutely absurd large!

    Probably my favorite shot from the 3rd floor. These books weren't cloned in or any fancy jazz. This is how vast and huge the floor is. It's covered in thousands of unused textbooks, supplies, and student records. This is truly tragic.


    Story behind the ruins and the Detroit Book Depository Set

    duckforcover, jasminlily, and 24 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ::Mobius Faith:: [deleted] 115 months ago | reply

      Almost surreal. It's hard to believe this would actually happen. Beautiful but sad. Great work on this photo.

    2. Rinis13 115 months ago | reply

      It looks like a lot of photoshop work, but its worth it. The result here is unreal.

    3. 6FeetOver 115 months ago | reply

      Wow! This is insane. Amazing work.

    4. Mitali Mookerjee (Mookamera) 115 months ago | reply

      What an unbeliveable waste. What an incredible way to tell this story. Wonderful photo.

    5. duckforcover 115 months ago | reply

      mind blowing processing, this b/w makes you smell the decay.
      love this series of photos and the story behind them.

    6. vickie bradley. 115 months ago | reply

      wow.
      it's amazing what people will discard.

      I can't believe how many books there are!

    7. luna's eyes 115 months ago | reply

      oh my gosh... not only is your photo amazing with all the extra work you put into it, to turn trash into treasure. I also appreciated learning about the history of this building. So sad, so sad....

    8. Hilarywho 115 months ago | reply

      Amazing photo!

    9. Sam Doyle 114 months ago | reply

      great shot of this place

    10. ~Buffalonian~ 114 months ago | reply

      Dude, I want a raw file of this to play with :)

    11. kthschsslr 114 months ago | reply

      My favorite of this set. Knowing the story is one thing , but faced with waste of this magnitude, especially in the Detroit Schools! Poorest large city in the US, and they do THIS?!!
      Heartbreaking to think of how many young lives may have been changed for the better by this knowledge.
      All this condensed:
      What a moving picture.

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