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The photo on the left is at "Grandma's house," Sorrento Avenue, in Detroit. I wandered over to that location last summer and took the shot on the right pretty much from the same spot. "Grandma's house" is long gone; the neighbor's house on the right is a burned out shell. Only the house in the background is occupied today. View full size.