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St. Boniface Church (Philadelphia, PA) | Redundant Balcony View

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St Boniface Church, Philadelphia PA. 2010

Photograph by Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America. If you'd like to learn more about this location, it is a featured chapter in the book "Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences," which you can order signed copies of here. It's also available (unsigned) through Amazon/Barnes & Noble/Powells/Indiebound/Booksamillion. You may also be interested in my new book, Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream, available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other online booksellers across the globe.


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Comments

Photo comment By Henrik Holstein: This is the most refined neo-gothic, or neo-high-gothic church I have seen. Neogothic buildings tend to recall the more sinister and sturdy elements of gothicism, while here is gothic art at its most elegant. I cannot believe it is doomed for destruction. In Europe it would never be allowed. How sad. Best regards, Henrik Count Holstein, Denmark
Photo comment By Henrik Holstein: This is the most refined neo-gothic, or neo-high-gothic church I have seen. Neogothic buildings tend to recall the more sinister and sturdy elements of gothicism, while here is gothic art at its most elegant. I cannot believe it is doomed for destruction. In Europe it would never be allowed. How sad. Best regards, Henrik Count Holstein, Denmark
Photo comment By Matthew Christopher: Mr. Holstein, Thank you for your comment on my image, and I am grateful for your thoughts on the church. I agree with your sentiments entirely. I thought it was a tragic loss when it was torn down a few months ago and quite a loss not only for the community but for the greater canon of art/architecture as well. I hope to have the opportunity to visit and photograph Europe again, as you can see I am quite fond of historic structures!