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The Abandoned Greek Catholic Church ‘The Dark Temple’ (Poland)

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Jan. 17th, 2017 | 09:16 pm
posted by: off_the_route in abandonedplaces

That is just another decaying Greek Catholic church in Southeastern Poland. However, situated in an idyllic Subcarpathian village landscape, it makes the area around even more beautiful and forces to stop for a while to have a look on the great old building. Its grey wooden walls are the witness of the life in the village since more than a century and hide behind an impressive interior.

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from: fourth_moon
date: Jan. 20th, 2017 08:17 am (UTC)

My goodness, those interior pictures! They are so evocative, with the colored patches of light and those lovely wood carvings.

Good think I'm not in any way involved in films, otherwise I'd be packing a camera, dragging up some aspiring actors and getting myself over there - it's so haunted and beautiful, it just screams for some story.

I'm so glad to read that this part of the local history won't be allowed to just decay. It strikes me as a true place of reverence; maybe because despite being out of use, it looks like it was still kept clean, and not vandalized.

The wood-carved statues have something to do with it, too - I have seen plenty of golden and silver chalices and plates in Christ Church Cathedral (Dublin) and other grand churches, but somehow beautiful things created out of common materials have a different impact.

Thanks for the beautiful images!

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from: off_the_route
date: Jan. 23rd, 2017 05:24 pm (UTC)

Thank you, glad that you liked it!

Actually the church is locked (I had to ask the local priest for the key), that’s why it’s not devastated and nothing is stolen.

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