This is the ruined interior of a Methodist Church and community meeting house in Gary, Indiana, after many years of abandonment and neglect. A fascinating series of photographs shows a classic American town being reclaimed by nature.

These were taken by photographer David Tribby, who has a sharp eye for images that turn decay into lovely transformation. Tribby has also collected these pictures and many more into a book called Gary Indiana: A City's Ruins. Or check out his photostream on Flickr.

The Stately Ruins Of A Methodist Church: Gary, Indiana, USAS

The Stately Ruins Of A Methodist Church: Gary, Indiana, USAS


Bathhouse, Gary, Indiana

The Stately Ruins Of A Methodist Church: Gary, Indiana, USAS


Church Room, Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana

The Stately Ruins Of A Methodist Church: Gary, Indiana, USAS


Classroom, Gary, Indiana

The Stately Ruins Of A Methodist Church: Gary, Indiana, USAS


Freight Depot, Gary, Indiana

The Stately Ruins Of A Methodist Church: Gary, Indiana, USAS


Gilroy Stadium, Gary, Indiana

The Stately Ruins Of A Methodist Church: Gary, Indiana, USAS


Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana

The Stately Ruins Of A Methodist Church: Gary, Indiana, USAS


Empty Room, Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana

The Stately Ruins Of A Methodist Church: Gary, Indiana, USAS


Post Office, Gary, Indiana