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Another view of the Wilson Opera House circa February, 2016.
For #signsunday +Sign Sunday +Lori Carey +Janice Hackney +Jetski
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The Wilson Czech Opera House
an unexpected story

I was lost in Kansas when I took this picture, so I didn't think I'd ever find the history on the building. When I finally located the Google Street View, I was amazed to learn that this structure has been in disrepair for quite some time.

It had lost a few walls in the last couple of years, but in the months since this photo was taken in February, 2016, something amazing has happened. A rehabilitation project is underway, and the North wall (facing here) is now completely rebuilt. You can see a more recent photo on their Facebook page here:
https://www.facebook.com/Czech-Opera-House-of-Wilson-KS-205689848437/

They also post several advertisements for their 13th Annual Testicle Festival, the true nature of which is never clearly identified on the FB page. I assume the testicles in question are served as food, which could be the least desirable yet most probable possibility.

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I saw this place a couple of years ago but never was able to find it again. Today, I happened across the photo in my album and noticed it was taken within 10 minutes of a photo for which I had GPS coordinates. So, using Google Maps, I was able to find the location of this nifty dilapidated house.

I don't know if it's still there. But at least now I'll know where to look.

Yes, I know I can connect my camera to my phone and get GPS coordinates on all my images, but I prefer to use the map :)

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7/30/16
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The Immanuel Lutheran Church in Russell County, Kansas.

The church is abandoned and falling apart.  The cemetery across the street is still active.  The church and cemetery are all that remain of the town of Dubuque, Kansas. 
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                                     "...wait for it."
Part 2 - The far side of the abandoned stone house in rural Kansas.

This is Part 1, posted last week:
https://plus.google.com/+LauraOckel/posts/ZDkxDwFe1qj

And this was my favorite view of the same building:
https://plus.google.com/+LauraOckel/posts/VFMaQzJCaqb
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Ruins of a stone house, dry grass, empty branches, in the great plains of central Kansas.


"And if there's a reason I'm still alive
When so many have died
Then I'm willing to..."
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In a little, out-of-the-way town called Manchester, Kansas
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Another image from the abandoned Dixmoor Power Plant.

You can see the full gallery on my website:  http://lauraockel.com/galleries/dixmoor-power/
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This is my image for WIND.  This was taken at the abandoned power plant in Dixmoor, Illinois. 

As soon as I saw the word "wind",  I knew I wanted to go with the "winding a clock" rather than the "wind through the trees" definition.  When I saw the "Relax & Unwind" graffiti, I knew I'd found my perfect image for wind.

And now, happily, I can share some of my other images from the Dixmoor power plant.  Yay!
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The remains of a brick house near Dubuque, Kansas
Ghost Towns of the Great Plains
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