Two French photographers immortalize the remains of the motor city on film
Photographs by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre
An old coffeepot sits in the kitchen of the Bethel Lutheran Church, which went up around 1912 and for years was a gathering place for its congregation of 25 or 30. As the congregation dwindled, it joined with one in nearby Wildrose. But it was hard. “For a few years, we had church just in summer,” says Dennis Jacobson, 58. “It was a way to close it down but not too suddenly. Then for a few years, once a summer. There was a group of people, and my father was one, who decided he wanted to keep it up rather than let it go to ruin.” Recently they spent eight or nine thousand dollars repairing the steeple. But Jacobson advises, “this will probably be the last time there will be money spent.”
In October 2010, the Pentagon announced that after six years and $19 billion spent in the attempt to build the ultimate bomb detector technology, dogs were still the most accurate sniffers around. The rate of detection with the Pentagon's fanciest equipment -- drones and aerial detectors -- was a 50 percent success rate, but when a dog was involved it rose 30 percent.
The signature giant balloons of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade made their way through Manhattan on Thursday as tens of thousands of spectators cheered them on. Here’s a look at the highlights of this year’s parade. Pictured, handlers wrangle Olaf from the film Frozen down Sixth Avenue. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)
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