In America… I could hardly believe this.
Abandoned and crumbling, these derelict churches are a reflection of the long, slow decline of a once-great city.
They are all located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the city where modern America was born, but which for the past 40 years has slowly been paling from its former glory.
The photographs were taken by Matthew Christopher, a photographer and lecturer who works in the city, who has raised more than $45,000 towards maintenance and preservation of endangered sites through his photography workshops.
There are more here.
A sad visual reminder of the perilous times.
And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
– Mt 16:18