Back in April, Google added a clock icon to the top-left corner of images, which opens out into a slider that allows you to see the same image photographed at different times …
Tumblr blogger Alex has used the feature to illustrate the way that abandoned suburban areas have been transformed from pleasant-looking homes to wrecks. The city, which had a population of 1.8 million at its automobile manufacturing peak, is now home to just 700,000 people, with entire suburban areas left deserted.
Detroit declared bankruptcy last year, with debts of $18.5B.
If you can handle the depressing sights, check out the rest of the images at goobingdetroit.tumblr.com.