Lincoln’s law office…

In Springfield, IL. We visited his home as well. The surrounding streets have now been restored to what they were like when he lived there, before assuming the presidency. It’s a pleasant walk along shady, unpaved streets. To get to the law office, you have to leave the historical recreation and walk into the city–but it’s still interesting to realize that this was one of the possible routes Honest Abe himself would have followed as part of his daily on-foot commute, back in the halcyon days before he became president and found himself facing the prospect of a dis-integration of the nation.

Susan

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Detroit

I find this building a powerful symbol of urban abandonment. It is visible as you cross the border via Windsor into Detroit, and seems intact at a distance. But look closer–no windows. The downtown is a crumbling shell with grass pushing up between slabs of concrete and gaping maws of jagged broken windows.

Susan

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