Google Street View Photos Show Detroit’s Deterioration

May 30, 2014 | Sophie Weiner

These Google Street View photos show just how quickly abandoned or foreclosed property in Detroit is overtaken by the forces of nature and poverty. Over the course of five years, houses have turned into vacant lots or were stripped down to skeletons. The resulting photos look like an entirely different place. It’s hard to believe this is happening in one of the richest countries in the world. (Photos: GooBing Detroit Tumblr)