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Old Train Transformed Into Churches

The creative adaptive reuse architecture in the world, these converted churches are some of the strangest things most patrons have probably ever seen a combination of a conventional symbol of modern transportation. More after the break...

Old Train Transformed Into Churches

While they may seem desolate and distant in some cases they are clearly at times at the center of active religious communities who perhaps cannot afford to build a brand-new structure.

Old Train Transformed Into Churches

It is clear that though the trappings of typical religious buildings can be added to these unused train cars there is no way to easily convert them to their new purpose entirely without showing many signs of their previous lives.

Old Train Transformed Into Churches

In some cases, these conversions involve a fast-and-simple facade that bear the traditional symbols and materials of a church front but give way to an anything-but-ordinary religious space within.

Old Train Transformed Into Churches

Nonetheless, some of the results are surprisingly convincing when they involve camouflaging the building and blending materials like wood with old rusted paint jobs and putting up fences to mask the appearance of the structure from a distance. But love to see all of them.

Old Train Transformed Into Churches

Old Train Transformed Into Churches

Old Train Transformed Into Churches

Old Train Transformed Into Churches

Old Train Transformed Into Churches

Old Train Transformed Into Churches


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Posted by Maks, on 02-03-2012 17:00, , Guest
At first it might look awkward, but judging from technical point of view- it is actually very convenient- these train cars are made very well to stand against below freezing point temperatures, as well as structurally more stronger then some conventional construction.  
If you travel on train around Russia, you may see it quite often in suburbs, when someone has a full or half box car used as a shed or even root cellar. Or half of a passenger car for storage or additional room. It's better then leaving these retired train cars rust to death in junkyards.
 

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