An old church (Ukranian Greek Catholic Church), one of the few structures left standing in the town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, USA. This town was deserted due to an undergound mine fire.
Taken 1/16/10 on my road trip with some fellow Redbubblers.

Canon Rebel Xsi – 18-55 mm lens, F/8, ISO 200
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  • Centralia (brief history)
    In 1962, an underground coal fire began that spread beneath the town of Centralia. In the early 1980s the ground began to collapse which eventually led to the condemnation of the town in the 1990s. The government spent millions of dollars to acquire properties and relocate residents, although some still remain today.


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  • Cassy Greenawalt
    Cassy Greenawaltover 4 years ago

    Great Work Ideiter78, amazing effects!

  • Thank you Cassy!!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    Very nice Lori. Brilliant composition.

  • Thank you so much Michael!! I appreciate your comments very much!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMover 4 years ago

    Cool image and effects

  • Thank you Angel!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Mark Van Scyoc
    Mark Van Scyocover 4 years ago

    Very nice. I like the effects.

  • Thanks Mark! I was wondering if anyone would comment about the sun!

    – Lori Deiter

  • elisab
    elisabover 4 years ago

    Nice history to go with the shot. Doesn’t look like the church is meant for anyone disabled with all those steps. I like the way the clouds make it look sad, to go with its history. Sounds like a nice town to visit with a camera.

  • Thanks Elisa…there aren’t many structures left to photograph. Basically overgrown, empty streets. Homes were demolished after residents relocated.

    – Lori Deiter

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago


  • Thank you Lori!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 4 years ago

    I love it, Lori! Great composition and love the post-processing!

  • Thank you Barbara!!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 4 years ago

    Excellent work, dear Lori!

  • Thank you Bela!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 4 years ago

    wow really moody cool work.

  • Thank you!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanover 4 years ago

    ….and than Tim Burton comes out of the house, right?

  • Yes…. he does!! Thanks!

    – Lori Deiter

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