Jay Wyatt Glover (finmoxa) wrote in urban_decay,
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Wonderful Abandoned Church, Albany New York.....

First an introduction....Hello all, my name is Jay A.K.A. finmoxa I had just posted this set in rural_ruin, and someone suggested that I post them here as well. I have never owned a camera nor have I ever been much of a photographer. I have always been a lover of photography, and old abandoned places, I just never had the means to indulge. That all changed the other day. For dirt cheap (read probably hot) I happily purchased a Canon Power Shot SD550 Digital Elph, and immediately started snapping photos. I have absolutely no idea if I am a "good photographer" but plan on trying to become one, so please feel free to comment on these pictures. All input is very appreciated, and I take criticism very well. I plan investing much time in my new hobby, and any help or thoughts are more than welcome...

So now without any further rambling, on to the church. I have no idea of the actual name of it, but it is located on the corner of Green and Waterlo streets in downtown Albany NY. Any info would be great!!

x-posted to my journal finmoxa

A shot from the front right corner looking back. The disrepair of the church very evident.
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Myself standing on the front steps
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Middle front door
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Close up of chain, lock, and a friendly reminder.
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Wonderfully grown over windows.
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This saddens me, vandalized windows.
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Right rear entrance
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Opposite side entrance
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Window above the altar, mostly boarded up.
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From the rear looking forward. I love the sunlight shining from behind the cross.
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Shot of the rear.
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Small side window.
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The spire
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Stained glass, shot through broken window to opposite side of church.
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Another through and through shot of pretty stained glass window.
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Side of spire window.
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Smaller side window.
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And in closing, I saw this power transformer thingie in the back. The red plaque caught my eye, so I went to investigate.
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When I got closer this is what I saw....I mean WTF!?!?!? Jesus with a spray can flipping the bird? To boot this thing was attached with some TURBO spray adhesive. NOTHING short of explosives was taking this sucker off!!
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So I hope you all enjoyed my very first attempt at photography, I would like to think I did well (I am a bit biased), and would very much like to know what you all think.
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