We all know that Detroit is decades away from its gleaming glorious past. As the great city continues its sad fall from grace, we love to look back at photographs like these shot by local Detroit photographer Bill Rauhauser, now 95 years old, who started shooting with the plastic 35mm camera he bought for 39 cents when in high school.

Rauhauser says, “Photography was something that was in my blood. I was able to use the extra time and inspiration to walk the streets of Detroit at the time and build up a large body of work while it was still a really beautiful city”.