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The Abandoned Church in Mono | by Martyn.Smith.
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The Abandoned Church in Mono

An abandoned hammer-dressed sandstone arts and crafts style church completed in 1926 on a local hillside.

In 1958 the building was reported to be suffering from severe subsidence and structural defects, which the substitution of a flat concrete roof failed to cure. It was closed in 1980, left exposed to the elements and local vandals.


The inside is a dark series of columns and soaring arches stretching the length of the building.

You can still climb the internal stone staircase of the bell tower and walk along the roof - if you dare!


Converted to B&W with 8% grain added in photoshop.

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Taken on June 9, 2011