I was driving to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (say that 10 times fast) to visit some friends. As I traveled down Highway 16, about 55 km on the other side of Yorkton (from Manitoba) when a domed roof of an old Ukrainian Orthodox church peek out on the right side just over the horizon. It was fairly noticeable because as I’ve come to see, the prairie landscape is pretty flat.
Being an urbexer and not having done as much as I would have liked of it, I decided to pull over quickly and explore. As I turned, the rest of the little town Insinger appeared.
Insinger now has a population of just 20.
This church is called the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Holy Ghost, a fitting name for a now ghost town church.
Surprisingly it’s not brick … it’s rectangles of asphalt shingles designed to look like brick.
It’s not that old either, it was built in 1942 when Insigner was still a town.
Some of the square blue ceiling tiles have fallen, revealing squares of brown lathe behind them.
The robins egg ceiling dome is beautiful and the ceiling is covered in gold stars
There were plenty of other abandoned buildings to explore in this town, but, because I had a destination to get to, I wasn’t able to explore the whole town, which I would have loved to.
I have plans to go back next month as I’m traveling through again to head out on a road trip to British Columbia.