The land around here was 'settled' over 200 years ago. Back then, British Empire Loyalists who sided with their mother country when the US wanted independence, arrived here and hacked productive farms out of the bush, and established towns and villages. They also quickly erected places of worship for by and large they had a strong faith. They looked to God for sustenance in the difficult times.
How times have changed. While there are still 'poorer' people (a relative term), affluence abounds, and with it comes apathy especially in spiritual matters. People don't feel the need to turn to God it seems.
Today's photos show one of the early churches built in the area which once saw a community come to thank and praise their Sustainer - now it sits forlorn and neglected, a symbol of people's spiritual lives. Seems to me that the Old Testament is full of similar stories.
(70-200mm f14 1/200 sec ISO200)
(18-55mm f14 1/100 sec ISO200)
(18-55mm f14 1/80 sec ISO200)