A quarter-century after becoming a radioactive human-free zone, the Chernobyl region has returned to nature. Sadly, Detroit is going through the same transformation owing to it's shrinking population ‚ÄĒ as Google's sobering Historical Street View demonstrates.

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There's a heartbreaking tumblr dedicated to this subject, GooBing Detroit. Check out this series of photos from 2009 to 2013 on Exeter between Seven Mile and Penrose in northern Detroit.

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The following series of photos shows a house (at center) which sold for $80,000 in 2005. Now, only one property on the block is currently assessed at more than $15,000.

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It doesn't take long for vegetation to take over, does it? These images were taken from 2007-2013:

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Much more at GooBing Detroit.

[ h/t Google Earth Blog ]

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