take a seat

Abandonment has plagued even Detroit's finest neighborhoods and structures, and this shuttered church is no exception. This church, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was a casualty of the recent foreclosure crisis, which has seen the surrounding neighborhood littered with shuttered structures. There were, simply, no more people left to fill the seats.


Detroit, Michigan

  • Ride My Pony 6y

    Great shot man. Nicely composed. Awesome place.
  • Chris Morse 6y

    Great shot.
  • Danny Cohen 6y

    The church would be full if it was a house to praise Geoff George.
  • gatsbyj 6y

    That is quite a lovely place. Nice shot

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  • Lars Jensen 6y

    Amazingly beautiful.
  • Luv 2 Flickr 6y

    What a beautiful church this has been. But why would they just close the doors and not remove any of the things from inside? Were they thinking it was just temporarily closed? Great shot!
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  • Kurt Sichtig 4y

    I hope they offer a guided photo tour through detroit in the future. It's very inspiring to see these photos of aged shabby but once splendid architecture. sometimes the witnesses of the shiny days are more interesting then the boring present. i hope i will get there some time, too.

    This is what i mean: www.ftd.de/lifestyle/entertainment/:fotografie-die-ruinen... (just click through the pics)
  • marchesinraimondo 3y

    ottima prospettiva geometrica,beautiful!
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