A look upriver at the crane of the Port of Detroit, quiet for the night, and the Ambassador Bridge, always humming with Canadian traffic. Downtown Detroit is beautiful, if nobody told you.
The brick substation and the wooden storage shed are the last two structures from The Milwaukee Road’s operations at Loweth.
The balcony used to be beautiful, you say. I say, it still is.
Thanks to the demolition (I’ll never say that again), the inner structure of the bins are revealed. So much wood!
It’s a small world… look at it.
This ruined skyway looks like it should be at ground level because of the growth, but it’s actually the second floor of the building.
Coming to an inspirational poster near you… what should it read? ADVENTURE AWAITS? Don’t hang posters. Go outside.
Between the ice chute and the back of the north section of the cellars, a little pillar shows where a room used to be. The ceiling’s disintegration has since filled the space, which seems to be the last point of expansion in the cave–this was last carved in the mid-1840s.
When I first visited the chapel, it had a projection TV, two organs, Bibles, and more. Now these are mostly ruined, except for the tapestries, which have somehow survived.