I came across this "article" on Yahoo! this morning that shows pictures of Detroit's rapid decline. The pictures are stunning so I thought I'd share some of them with you. Take a look if you have time. Of course you have time, you're browsing Oppo!

The pictures were taken on Google Maps in 2009, 2011 and then again in 2013. The differences are truly hard to believe but also extremely fascinating.

September 2009: 8523 Montlieu Avenue

The rapid deterioration of Detroit


September 2011: 8523 Montlieu Avenue

The rapid deterioration of Detroit

September 2013: 8523 Montlieu Avenue

The rapid deterioration of Detroit

September 2009: Looking down Montlieu Avenue from the previously pictured house

The rapid deterioration of Detroit

September 2013: Looking down Montlieu Avenue from the previously pictured house

The rapid deterioration of Detroit

September 2009: Roughly 14700 Hazelridge

The rapid deterioration of Detroit

October 2011: Roughly 14700 Hazelridge

The rapid deterioration of Detroit

September 2013: Roughly 14700 Hazelridge

The rapid deterioration of Detroit

June 2009: 3395 Arndt St

The rapid deterioration of Detroit

June 2011: 3395 Arndt St

The rapid deterioration of Detroit

September 2013: 3395 Arndt St

The rapid deterioration of Detroit

July 2011: Looking down Thaddeus Street

The rapid deterioration of Detroit

September 2013: Looking down Thaddeus Street

The rapid deterioration of Detroit

September 2009: Roughly 14870 Eastwood Ave

The rapid deterioration of Detroit

October 2011: Roughly 14870 Eastwood Ave

The rapid deterioration of Detroit

September 2013: Roughly 14870 Eastwood Ave

The rapid deterioration of Detroit