Why no move in?

Perhaps there is some irony in this.  I am flying to the country that is was in economic decay for so many years, a country that could barely manage its vast population, from an airport in a dying city.  To China from Detroit.  Do you not see the irony here?  Well, I do.  But what I do not understand is the Why.  Why is Detroit, a gorgeous city, finding itself in this embarrassing position?  From the window seat I can see the trees and gardens, beautiful houses, near the city.  Take a look.  Why would you now want to live there?!  You can get these places for 1/2, nay, 1/3, Nay! 1/10th of the price you’d pay for the same in, say, Philadelphia suburbs.  From my friends I hear there are full houses, 3–4 bedroom places, are for sale in Detroit metro area for $7,000, $10,000…  Insane!  Just take a look at what I can see from my window and think about it.

Flying into Detroit here.

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You see what I mean?  Everything is green!

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Trees everywhere.

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Look at the size of those lots?!  I think, in Philly, lots like this are reserved for million-dollar homes…

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The airport ain’t half-bad, either.  Nice fountain next to the last-chance-for-decent-coffee.

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Oh, yeah…  Sicklish trees all over the place.  I think these are actually real…  Real trees inside of the airport… Now whose bright fucking idea was this?!  I mean it must have been really great sometime ago when this was first installed…  But at this point in the game it is just, well, … ugly!

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Does anyone besides myself even notice these?

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This is already on the way back but the picture does not change (save for the rain).

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Trees coming right up to the airport here.

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You see, different angle but the reality is the same—Detroit is beautiful and needs to be revived.

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Sun is setting at that means I am about to be home soon :-).

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I think I am done with my travels for a while.  Well, I think there is Europe in there somewhere soon but I don’t want to think about this right now.  I have a whole weekend of laundry, cleaning, and getting over the jet lag ahead of me.  YAY! :-)

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