The former Church of the Redeemers off Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn. Once proud, and popular even as to have the local subway stop named for it is a sad wreckage now. A jumbled mess of dry rot rust, and broken stained glass.
I've always felt there was something especially gloomy about an abandoned place of worship. That, and run down or abandoned play-lands or fair grounds.
I mean in both there was so much human emotion invested. So much energy imprinted on those stones. Hopes, and yearnings in the church thrills, and release at the fair grounds.
Where is it all now?
Did G-d leave when the last worshiper was evicted?
You bet it's creepy.
This sez that one day our cathedrals will be empty abandoned ruins. "Dust to dust". All of the saints prophets, and scriptures forgotten. The same for the Malls, and fair grounds.
Our gawds fantasies, and our cultures blips on the screen.
How fragile we, and all our makings are. We may be the only animal stupid enough to live in the past the present, and the future.
This is why we're so nuts.
Maybe we should live in the now, and revel in the now like everybody else.
Btw if ya going to start a church make sure you stay relevant to the times, and your parishioners. Pay ya damned tax's too or you'll end up like the poor bastards above!