an old church in cleveland caught fire over the weekend. it was so damaged the city had to tear down what was left. i drive by on my way to work. it's dark on the drive in, but on the drive home monday, i was amazed to see part of the building still standing.
so i made plans to leave later on tuesday, hoping the building would still be standing and that there would be some sunlight to get photos.
i was lucky to have a little sun that morning. i crawled under a fence & crossed some yellow police tape to get the shot above.
while i was taking pics, a group of well dressed black ladies pulled up to the church. i asked if it was their church and they said yes. i gave them my condolences for their loss.
they asked if i was from the insurance company and i said no, i'm just a photographer and i thought it was beautiful & sad, the way the door was still standing.
i gave the lady my card, incase she wanted to see the pictures. she walked away and i heard her explain to the other ladies, "no, she's not with the insurance company, she's just some sort of... some sort of artist or something..." she said it in a way of like, "she's some weirdo." and it made me giggle in my head.