Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Abandoned

Some of you have asked to see some of the places where Sissy and I walk with our cameras.  This is the Abandoned mega church where vandals have bashed in nearly every window including skylights.  We find some truly interesting subjects to photograph in this amazing place.  There is a strange beauty about it, despite people's efforts to destroy it.

This is one of the back buildings where some immense equipment can still be found.

There is a sky bridge which leads from the biggest building to a smaller one.  It is amazing how Nature has already begun to overgrow the landscape and buildings.  As you can see, this is a wonderful mysterious place to explore.  And sometimes it even can be downright dangerous.

12 comments:

Wanda said...

Thanks so much for your touching comments on my Art Blog.

I do feel a connection with all the faces I paint. They are my children.

Enjoyed your blog, and will be back to read your previous posts.

A new friend
Wanda

Lois said...

Thanks for posting these pictures Beth. I have been wondering what that place looked like and now I know. It's a shame they couldn't find another use for it and it's just been abandoned. It looks a little scary to me and I wouldn't want to go snooping around there by myself!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I kid you not, Beth, this looks totally like some of the photos I have seen on television that shows the Nazi buildings and headquarters out in the boondocks. All grown up.

I guess the mega church, like Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker got into trouble and everyone fled and left the building go to pot.

Be careful around there you might step on a snake.

Al said...

I'm always nervous around places like that because of the strange people that might be there. It's nice to finally see the outside of that place, as I've seen many great pictures from it.

sheri... said...

beth, i appreciate you posting a few photos of the mega church that you mention so often. it's such an odd shaped building and so stark...i can only imagine that the followers who attended must have brought a lot of life to the place? it sort of reminds me of a sci-fi scene :)

Clytie said...

Great moody pictures of the place, sissie. Had some more 'artists' there last night, you must go see what they created the next time you visit!

EG Wow said...

This is such a neat building. Why oh why do vandals find so much joy in destruction?

Owen said...

Wow, looks more like concrete bunkers from a war zone than a church... I think I prefer cathedrals when it comes to religious architecture. But then I don't have an abandoned cathedral in my neighborhood either...

Greyscale Territory said...

I never thought that I would say a church looked forbidding, but this one does! Strangely stark but eerily fascinating! I feel that i would wander there for photos too, but only in broad daylight! Intriguing place!
(I followed Clytie's link here!)

ρομπερτ said...

A place breathing history. Please have a nice Sunday.

daily athens

Pam said...

If only the wall could talk, I wonder what amazing stories they could tell about the faithful...
and unfaithful that would seek to destroy this once sacred place.

Legomegacy said...

Hi, I was wondering about using a couple of these in an upcoming film I am making?