Church bus

Church bus
Nikon N8008, 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6 AF Nikkor
Kodak Tri-X 400

I went on my first of three mission trips to Mexico 13 years ago, riding this bus nonstop from Indiana. We even slept, badly, on its cramped seats. But now this bus is discarded, moldering in a field.

Hazelwood church is in farm country about a half hour west of Indianapolis and a few minutes south of US 40. It’s a surprisingly large and active church for being so rural.


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  1. DougD Avatar

    That’s a weird looking bus, with the bulge at the front. Nice contrast with the letters in B&W.
    I don’t have any experience with church buses, they didn’t seem to be much of a thing here, and the CRC denomination, being comprised of cheap dutch people did not have funds for such luxuries.
    However, in our city we now have the awesome CityKidz program which uses red school buses:

  2. Jim Grey Avatar

    The bulge is actually logs lying on the ground beyond the bus. This bus is an old school bus the church bought and painted red. These large churches have surprising resources for such things.

  3. Sam Avatar

    Great shot Jim! You knew exactly what combo to use for this!

  4. Joshua Fast Avatar

    i grew up in Plainfield and I know Hazelwood by their fish fry. We would go every year. I almost bought a house in Hazelwood too…that was back when i thought i wanted the rural life!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Have you been out there lately? The original church building is gone and they have this giant sprawling building now.

  5. Joshua Fast Avatar

    Really! That’s actually kind of crazy to think about. No i haven’t, it’s easily been 2010 since I’ve been out there. I ended up buying a house just outside the loop on Kentucky ave before selling again and ending up in Fishers. My parents still live in Plainfield, i’m going to have to explore next time i visit.

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