How Time Can Change a Place…

Taiban is a small town about 100 miles north of Roswell and along the ATSF main line from Clovis to Albuquerque.  On the edge of town sits a lonely, forgotten church.

Checkout the City of Dust post for January 12, 2014–

http://cityofdust.blogspot.com/2014/01/spindrift-visits-ghost-towns-of-eastern.html

Scroll down until you see the picture of the band in an old church.

I visited the First Presbyterian Church of Taiban in August of 1996 and took these pictures. It has changed–the mullions are gone as is a lot of paint. The climate of New Mexico is a bit hard on wooden structures, but they last a long time in that wet rot is rare.  Sorry for the quality of my pictures.  This is what happens when you attempt to take photos off a contact sheet.

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Front window of the church. Note mullions were relatively intact. One too many storms have blown through!

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Note degree of paint coverage in 1996. 

When you see something you would like to photograph, don’t wait too long.  The landscape is constantly evolving.

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