Posted by Ralph Jones (Detroit, United States) on 4 February 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.
Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.
We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.
To document the city in an attempt to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of Detroit, her buildings, and her people.
Great!! I'm just coming back to see this descomposition of Lafayette building "heritage". I like the contra-position between this destroyed building and the one (a parking??) in the left side...
4 Feb 2010 6:00am
Weird sensation. I really like this serie but at the same time it breaks my heart to see such a beautiful building go.
4 Feb 2010 6:27am
I like this image ! You had a great point of view !
Like you, I hope it will lead to something new and better !
4 Feb 2010 6:37am
Lines everywhere.......Well done...
4 Feb 2010 6:51am
I hope it arises too.
4 Feb 2010 7:45am
Great POV, you did a wonderful job with the shots of this building, Ralph!
4 Feb 2010 12:27pm
Excellent shot of this building. Or what is left of it.
4 Feb 2010 12:59pm
Like a big chunk of birthday cake..eaten and consumed.
4 Feb 2010 2:42pm
Very clever angle, the lines everywhere crossing in your compo and that missing body, this is really strong again
4 Feb 2010 2:44pm
Strong image with strong message . Great BW !
4 Feb 2010 3:35pm
a like the comment of Ken on this one ....nicely done Ralph.....
4 Feb 2010 3:49pm
Terrific composition and the tone and detail are outstanding. A grand building.
4 Feb 2010 4:13pm
Ken's right...looks like Paul Bunyan has been by and got a bit hungry.
4 Feb 2010 4:19pm
Interesting perspective. I like this angle to show what was... and what is not any longer.
4 Feb 2010 4:30pm
Shame to see such a building in such a state. I'll wager that any replacement won't be quite as grand or last as long.
4 Feb 2010 8:18pm
A nice composition in B & W and that facade with a quarter of it removed is very intriguing to me. I like the inclusion of the "Guggenheim" parking garage. :-)
4 Feb 2010 8:39pm
4 Feb 2010 8:46pm
very powerful black and white, i really like this. A piece of Detroit's history is missing, and little by little, the Lafayette building will be no more.
4 Feb 2010 9:15pm
Another apocalyptic picture.
I'm sad for Detroit but glad you can share your view with us Ralph.
4 Feb 2010 9:19pm
It is interesting to see the difference between the orderly deconstruction on the left and the demolition on the right. Makes one wonder.
4 Feb 2010 10:17pm
wow! this is a superbly captured photo! i love the B&W here. just amazing to be able to capture a scene like this. :)
5 Feb 2010 12:19am
hey jonsey, you seen the movie 'the road'?
5 Feb 2010 12:20am
@e11even: Nope not yet, but I read the book. Does that count?
that look like GODZILLA is back!!!!!
Ralph is it coming down? It.. doesn't look like it's going up yet..it does look like repairs are being made on the side.
5 Feb 2010 1:02am
This is just too sad, like watching limbs being pulled off.
5 Feb 2010 3:11am
A very good image, Ralph - nicely produced. The walls - would they talk - are now hushed - forever.
5 Feb 2010 4:38am
Worse part of all this is bringing out the tons of garbage from this and have it shipped somewhere to be dumped.
6 Feb 2010 12:56am
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