Monday, July 16, 2007

I recenlty stumbled across Shaun O'Boyle's beautiful and creepy photos of Holy Land USA. One might think this dilapidated and very American roadside attraction is somewhere deep in the bible belt, but it's in actually New England - Waterbury, CT to be exact. It was built in the early 1950s, "when lawyer and evangelist John Greco responded to a personal message from God."

According to Roadside America, "A tall high tech cross of steel, visible for miles, would light up at night. The joke is that locals grow up believing Christ was electrocuted on the cross."

See O'Boyle's other modern ruin photos here.

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