Detroit in Ruins
St Christopher House, ex-Public Library
pic credit: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre
The revolution will not be televised but the fall of America will be well-documented.
I'm addicted to a PS3 game you may have heard of called Fallout 3 (2008's Game of the Year) in which you are a vault-dweller in post-apocalyptic Washington DC ("The Capital Wasteland") slashing mutants and raiders alike on a search for your scientist dad. You cruise through the irradiated wasteland (including Metro stations infested with zombie ghouls... sort of like real life DC Metro stations except our current ghouls are bureaucrats commuting to federal offices) trying to scrounge up enough food and weapons to survive.
Strangely enough (or maybe not at all), the Detroit in Ruins photos from the Guardian look almost exactly like The Capital Wasteland scenery in Fallout 3. Go figure and it didn't even take nuclear war to vaporize America's former glory. Click on over to see the images for yourself.