Here’s what’s left of the steeple and the frame of an abandoned church that is probably over a hundred years old. I remember seeing it proudly standing tall even though it had become weathered and old due to its age about five years ago. But, alas this past week when taking a drive back into the mountains of Western North Carolina looking for a farm where you could buy a live Christmas tree, its collapse surprised and saddened me.
Since this building will probably disappear from view before I return to this area again, I decided to stop and capture some last photographs of it before it completely falls to the ground.
Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, November 29,2013