I was watching a PBS show on Nature entitled Radioactive Wolves (watch this is you want to see the 50 minute long episode about the wolves). Its focus was on wolves and their reemergence in the Chernobyl area 25 years after the nuclear disaster. During the show they showed a town, Pripyat, that is being reclaimed by nature. The images were intriguing as they always are in ghost towns.
Pripyat ‘Amusement’ Park (Photo by Timm Seuss/Flickr)
I found a similar video by Matt Smith about Pripyat he filmed in 2011. Watch it and see if you don’t agree how fascinating the creeping reclamation of nature always is. Won’t be long until Detroit looks like this.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be
satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”