If you were to hop in the pickup truck and ride along with me west out of town toward the reservoir, soon after we turned off onto the dirt roads to get to the water, this edifice would loom up on the horizon. It is a large, unfinished church. This shell has sat there unfinished for some years now. It is an interesting place to visit with a camera.
Some time ago I posted some old snapshots of the building simply as a kind of supplement to Michel’s photographs published on his blog at the time. Recently, I returned there to make my own run at it. I intend to publish a couple of photos of it every day for a couple of days running, one exterior and one interior. Photos of the interior can create some interesting abstract effects because of the shadows. Also, you can play with surrealism a bit. Who was that painter associated with the Surrealism Movement who often featured representative images floating amid surreal abstractions? I believe that I am thinking of Chirico, but I am too lazy to look it up.
A couple of Michel’s takes on the place last June are here.