There are a lot of churches in America. In a country rapidly losing it's faith at speeds faster than ever this means there are also a lot of abandoned churches. There are at least six in this one city alone, two of which I did last year and I kicked off my 'proper' explores on this trip by tackling two others.
First was a small Baptist Church, the church itself was on the upper floor above a large open meeting/recital room with small stage. Under the large piece of wood covering the Baptism pool was a hobo nest made up of seat cushions and numerous blankets my mate had given the poor sod who had chosen this windowless, freezing cold church as a home at an earlier date. A nice small starter explore to ease me back into life over on the other side of the pond.
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Moving on...to the most amazing derelict church I have ever explored. Much larger this time,although sadly it's not all great news as one of the owners of this place after closure decided it would be a great idea to create a smaller church inside the main space of the older one - and if rumours are to be believed he did this by pinching all the materials from dumpsters and rubbish tips before abandoning the project and disappearing. So the aspects of half of the space are totally destroyed by a hideous wooden construction, but the rest of the place is sublime with a huge mural of Jesus dominating the wall behind where the altar would have been. The floor in here is one of the scariest I've ever walked on, you will see why in the photos...
More from here, here
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