Bodie Methodist Church, 1882

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    Hedley Lamarr: I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers and Methodists. --Blazing Saddles, 1974

    "The last service was conducted in it in 1932, when almost the entire population finally left Bodie. Since then it has been vandalized, including having the original oilcloth that had the 10 commandments painted on it, being torn down and stolen. There is a large size wire mesh blocking the entrance, but plenty of room to easily see in and take pictures. You can still see the old wood burning stoves used to heat the room during those terrible winter Sundays.

    Also, many of the original pews and stained glass are still present and in tact. The small wooden structure at the front right corner of the church is a wood shed that was added on years later." --Bodie.net

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    oybay©, fabio ferreira, and 219 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Lorena Vilela 71 months ago | reply

      Wonderful picture!!

    2. Rachael Fox 71 months ago | reply

      I have to admit, it was an hilarious speech by Heddy (that's Hedley!!!) Lamarr.

      Cool photo too.

    3. Diego Chaves 70 months ago | reply

      Perfect!! V ery nice!!

    4. msokal 70 months ago | reply

      Great one!.

    5. Chloroform [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

      Has anybody got a dime? Somebody's gotta go back and get a sh*tload of dimes!

    6. ALEXANDER-UD-DIN [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Nation Of Domination. (We Rule The Universe), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. oase044 [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

      thats what i call a great shot !

    8. [~db~] Photography 68 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Black and White Church, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. BRVASIREDDY,AFIAP 64 months ago | reply

      dear photofriend all images are excellent.

    10. FireandWater7777 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called House Of Worship , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. p0ire 64 months ago | reply

      love the contrast on the b& w set

    12. kk7k 60 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called MY FLICKR FAV's , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. Colby Brown Photography 56 months ago | reply

      You are invited to the F-Stop Travel & Culture Group!

      Be sure to check out our new July Photo Contest - You can win a free T-Shirt!!

    14. joykafka 54 months ago | reply

      pleasant to the eyes on black. i like the composition in which there is another house in the background.

    15. tommypatto ~ IMAGINE. 46 months ago | reply

      A fave.times two,Paul...one for the atmospheric image...and one for Hedy Lamarrs (that's Hedley!) speech.

    16. Arlene Castro 36 months ago | reply

      This is just stunning..love it!

    17. TJ.Photography 33 months ago | reply

      just yesterday I was writing a proposal for some work and I did mention this town in it :)

    18. Concha Romão [deleted] 29 months ago | reply

      Amazing black and white!!!

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