Forgotten Sanctuary (part 1)

The below images were taking back in August. I’ve been meaning to upload them here but haven’t had a chance until this holiday break. So, here is some background:

Lindsey and I went on a “snap shot road trip.” Our snap shot road trips consist of each occupant of the car taking turns choosing different roads to adventure down, and the driver stopping when someone feels he or she has a picture perfect moment. As a child my mother would do road trips similar to this with my younger brother, sister, and me. We ended up in the most unique places. We didn’t have a camera for my childhood road trips, so it is a lot of fun finding some beautiful and random images for the scrap books.

So, this is what we did for a lazy summer day and we were not disappointed in our final destination—New Castle, Pennsylvania. We took twists and turns all around New Castle, and saw the raw beauty that is in this town. Finally, we stopped when I spotted a majestic abandoned church.

For me, old and abandoned buildings have a story just wanting to be told. Why was it abandoned? What has happened to the building since it has been tossed aside? What secrets does it hide? I am sure these questions will not find their answers, but at least these August images unlocked my imagination and allowed for my own creativity to emerge around this forgotten sanctuary.

I have some more photos of this desecrated church, but it is late and I will have to post them another day. ~Paul W.

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