04 Apr 2013

Empty seats

I take a lot of photos of empty seats.  I’m not just talking about place like sofa hell either, it just seems everywhere I go I find some empty seats that have a tale to tell.

Sure, we’ve seen more than a few forgotten churches with empty rows of pews in them.

point of light

But it really doesn’t get old.  You read the story in how the pews are left behind, in jumbles, in heaps, shuffled to the back or just left as they were.

 

Then there is the mind blowing oddball chair that has sat beneath a stalactite for so long it has formed a stalagmite on it.

Limestone Accretions

The limestone actually glitters a little in the light, which is what caught my eye in the first place.  Otherwise I would have walked past this poor chair in its dark dungeon and dismissed it as just another mold infested relic.

In a place almost devoid of things left behind there remains a stool.  In the hall.  Just sitting in a patch of sunlight.

Yellow Stool

 

Then, there is the truly forgotten.   the lost chair

Comments

  • Sometimes Interesting
    April 5, 2013 Reply

    Abandoned churches are amazing to me. Just the thought that a congregation would abandon a place of worship… Fascinating.

    • idiotphotographer
      April 6, 2013 Reply

      It is all about the money, and these places didn’t have it anymore. I’ve known/was involved with a couple of churches that went under back in the 90’s. They weren’t happy about it and tried to make sure the buildings went to other churches. I agree though, it is amazing to see one.

  • thepurpledogpaintingblog
    April 6, 2013 Reply

    Incredible photos!

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