Abandoned Religion

On Friday Kevin, Lee, Kyle, Sara, and I went to an abandoned church for a party. I know I know, sounds bad, but there were some indie filmmakers making a movie it the space, with permission, and one of the scenes in the film consists of a party, so of course invite people down to Detroit to get your dance and drink on in a abandoned building, which is most of Detroit, and frankly the theme of many parties.

Unfortunately it was freezing, actually colder inside the church then outside, so the party was kinda a bust when we were there, but the lack of dancing didn't stop us we all went exploring through the massive catholic church and found most of it's nooks and crannies. Sorry about the poor quality in photos but the camera wasn't focusing well, but I actually think the unfocused quality is quite nice.

Soon we ended up in the balconies and found a ladder. Naturally Kevin climbed it and found the roof. It was gorgeous from up above the burnt out houses. You could see New Center and all the way to downtown, we were on the west side of town.

We then made our way back downstairs looked at the installation art that was also a part of the film and then tried to go to the basement. It was gross and looked like a bum's den. So I stomped my foot and whined so that Kevin wouldn't go in the basement any farther. It worked. And also the fact that his flashlight on his phone was dying helped.

Not wanting to go home we all packed into Lee's car, there were 5 of us crammed in his little 2-door, and drove to Midtown. We ended up at the Magic Stick, my old stomping grounds (literally, I lived on the same block) had some of their amazing Sgt. Pepperoni's Pizza and some drinks. Met up with a couple of our fellow illustration classmates from different years and talked the night away.

It was awesome. And what was awesomer was going home and falling asleep after a evening of fun.


Victoria / Justice Pirate | December 20, 2010 at 9:53 AM

what an interesting building. looks like it was nice at one time.

Nicole, Coco Maria | December 20, 2010 at 11:48 AM

That looks like such a cool building to explore! And oh my goodness, Sgt. Pepperoni's Pizza sounds delicious (partly because of the beatles' reference and partly because pizza is always delicious).

Amber Blue Bird | December 20, 2010 at 12:28 PM

oh wow that is too cool, i would love to have the chance to explore an old church like that one, lucky girl