Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow / Lingering Look at Windows

I’m taking inspiration from a fellow blogger (Tina Schell over at Travels and Trifles) and using one image to cover two challenges!

This week’s Photo Challenge at WordPress is Foreshadow, and this image will cover that (damage and ruin being a portent for future demolition), as well as being used for this week’s Lingering Look at Windows…..

Here it is, the window of an abandoned church…I understand this was the Trinity Presbyterian Church, which stood on Toward Road, Sunderland. I took this image back in 1981. I used to find this old church quite intimidating, spooky even, and I never lingered when passing in the evening…used to run past. I am not a nervous person, but this place got to me, somehow. Almost a malevolent air about it. I often wonder whether I could have got inside, but obviously not on my own!



  1. I assume that this is no longer standing? A shame as it looks like a wonderful building – fortunately nowadays there are people around willing to renovate such wrecks.
    Jude xx

  2. Great photo, it leaves you wondering what lurks behind that window. I can see as a young girl or even a boy would move briskly along when approaching this sinister looking church. I hope God forgives me for say that. Good photo.

    • Many thanks! That image has been lurking in my archive for nigh on 30 years, and I have just cropped the window close and done a bit of post processing in Snapseed – glad you liked it. 🙂

  3. I agree – kind of spooky and foreboding – well done!

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  5. I can feel the spooky from here – it worked! I love using Snapseed too. 🙂

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  7. Lovely photo for double duty. Thanks for sharing your perspective. I’m glad this is black and white though. I don’t think I could stand to see the color version of the destruction of this beautiful stained glass.

    • Thanks for your comment, glad you liked the image. I don’t remember noticing the glass, and anyway I thought even the most brightly colored stained-glass windows look dull when seen from the outside (because they disperse the light), so a colour image probably would have been dull! That’s my thought, anyway… 🙂

  8. .A window that clearly foreshadows its fate. Perfect for both challenges 😀

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