This is the ruined interior of a Methodist Church and community meeting house in Gary, Indiana, after many years of abandonment and neglect. A fascinating series of photographs shows a classic American town being reclaimed by nature.


These were taken by photographer David Tribby, who has a sharp eye for images that turn decay into lovely transformation. Tribby has also collected these pictures and many more into a book called Gary Indiana: A City's Ruins. Or check out his photostream on Flickr.

Bathhouse, Gary, Indiana

Church Room, Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana

Classroom, Gary, Indiana

Freight Depot, Gary, Indiana

Gilroy Stadium, Gary, Indiana

Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana

Empty Room, Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana

Post Office, Gary, Indiana