Rose of Lima
This is part of what’s left of the old church at the St. Rose of Lima cemetery; a marker just inside the fence says the cemetery was established in the early 1800s, and was “replaced to its current location” in 1907. I don’t know how long the church has been without a roof. Or a floor. Or windows. But it’s still standing, maybe out of habit as much as anything else.
This is another example of the way a building can eventually devolve into just its textures – and this one’s got plenty of textures, with the weather-rough wood, the initialed plaster, the stones.
And it even has a flower, tucked into a break in the plaster underneath the window.
Santa Rosa, New Mexico
Posted on September 25, 2013, in architecture, Photography and tagged 365 photo project, abandoned buildings, architecture, black and white photography, california, melinda green harvey, new mexico, one day one image, photo a day, photography, santa rosa, santa rosa new mexico, st rose of lima cemetery. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.