Detroit Chemical Plant Explosion

The blogosphere is way behind the MSM in reporting the explosions at the Detroit chemical plant. The location is not that far from DTW airport.

My first thought was of Detroit’s Bhopal (well, mostly steel, but still some chemicals), Zug Island. It’s the year 2005, and there is even a musical group of relative notoriety named after the island now, but still I can’t find any web photographs that even come close to capturing the feeling of that place. The guy at DetroitYes is the undisputed best at capturing the soul of Detroit, and Dante’s Inferno is an apt comparison, but even his picture does the place no justice. Perhaps Zug Island is best left an allegory, kept hidden in our hearts but never given life in our representations.

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