Monday, November 30, 2009
what once was.
This weekend, we set out to find an old abandoned church we had read about in the mountains near where we live. From what we understand, at one point iron ore was mined in the area. After the industry moved on from the area, local squatters made their homes there. We visited during the middle of the day, but clearly not much was going there. The only noise we heard was from one small radio --- at maximum volume, where a lone elderly woman sat contently listening to what seemed to be a chinese orchestra. We found the church. Gates closed. Locked up. I wonder what that place was like in its day? What happened?