A while back in the summer of 2009 a CD post featured the "feral houses of Detroit," described by the photographer as follows:
"I've seen "feral" used to describe dogs, cats, even goats. But I have wondered if it couldn't also be used to describe certain houses in Detroit. Abandoned houses are really no big deal here. Some estimate that there are as many as 10,000 abandoned structures at any given time, and that seems conservative. But for a few beautiful months during the summer, some of these houses become "feral" in every sense: they disappear behind ivy or the untended shrubs and trees planted generations ago to decorate their yards."
At a more recent post
that featured the photos above from the summer of 2010, the photographer (who is self-described as one of "two yuppies raising their kids in the most dangerous city in America") added this:
"I like the idea of the feral as something "beautifully broken." A lot of people responded to the photos posted last summer by saying there was no beauty in these houses, only sadness. But with nature taking over these structures, they share a certain picturesque quality with the ancient ruins that have been appreciated throughout modern history."
Some of these photos are for sale here
, so I guess this post could have been titled "Markets in Everything: Feral Detroit House Photos."