Ok, for those of you who groveled, begged, and pleaded, here are a few shots taken by my wife when we stopped in Milford NE on the way back from getting married. To each other. She trespassed first to prove no harm would come to me if I disobeyed a no trespassing sign this once. Problem is, she thinks she has to keep proving this to me. Anyway, photos by her, processed by me. I think you can click on any individual image to view it larger.
Lynn and I got married in Elgin IL in 2012. We inherited her mother’s 1989 Buick and decided to drive it back home to Nevada. On the I-80 through Nebraska, we spotted a wooden church spire with cross, peeking out over some overgrown hedges. I took the next exit and when we found where we thought it would be, the place was all fenced and gated with a sign that said No Trespassing. You couldn’t see anything from the road. I was ready to get back on the freeway when Lynn said she couldn’t believe I would give up that easily. “But it’s posted”, was my lame excuse.
“Give me your camera,” she said and, when I did, she climbed over the gate and disappeared. She was gone about a half hour and I thought, what dumb luck to lose your wife a week after getting married. But she did reappear and showed me on the rear screen of the Canon the photos she took. Not bad. And she was right, I couldn’t give up so easily. So I went in and she waited by the car. It was maybe a half mile back from the road, through tall knee high grass and weeds. There was an old wooden schoolhouse next to the church. You couldn’t get into the school as it was stuffed full of wood and boxes and junk. But the church, though vandalized, was a bit easier to navigate.
I had read somehwere that when you set a scene in a book or movie, you start wide, then go in closer and closer. So now that I’ve set the scene, here’s closer:
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little trespassing stroll down memory lane.
(All photos were taken on the Canon EOS Rebel T2i in Milford NE on May 20, 2012 by me. If someone begs, I might be able to find a picture or two that Lynn took.)
Many people have expressed a desire to see the interior of the church we found somewhere in Nebraska (see As The Crows Fly). OK, so maybe it was only three people. Three can be many. So, rather than disappoint them, I have posted these photos below.
Also linked to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.
I might have waited too long to submit this to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness challenge for this week. If so, please enjoy it anyway and go visit her site for more black and white images.
I-80 Somewhere in Nebraska
May 20, 2012
37 mm 1/100 sec at f 8 ISO100
On the second day of our return home by car from Elgin IL we spotted this abandoned Church out of the side of the I-80 Freeway somewhere in Nebraska. The dirt road was invaded by weeds, and isolated with the chains that we climbed above, so we walked about ten minutes for the Church in the middle of a field. We spent a good hour to climb in and out and around, take pictures from every angle imaginable.
Look up, look down look at Travel with Intent‘s blog for more of this challenge.