Found via FlaxenTawney, this is a breathtaking collection of gorgeous images of the ruins of Detroit. What I love most is the speculation about why things - buildings, dental equipment, a grand piano, an entire beautiful train station - would simply be abandoned. It looks in some cases as if one day everyone just walked out (or fled), leaving everything just as it had been during everyday use. I love imagining the stories behind some of the photographs...although I am sure they're not nearly as glamorous as I'd like to think. I'll bet it's more got to do with finance and politics and all that way-less-exciting stuff that is often beyond me - but that would be the frustrating cause behind stunning ruins like the ones pictured.
(I wanted to include a copy of one of the images, but I'm not sure about fun copyright laws, and since the Guardian is kind of a Big Deal, I figured I'll leave it as a link...hah.)