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This Once-Abandoned Church is Now a Sanctuary for Skaters and…

By June 6, 2016 No Comments

This Once-Abandoned Church is Now a Sanctuary for Skaters and Artists

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(This interview was conducted in Spanish.)

This 100-year-old church in Llanera, Spain, remained abandoned for decades, until a group of skaters and artists transformed it into their own place of worship: the Kaos Temple, aka La Iglesia Skate (@la_iglesiaskate). Colorful geometric works by artist Okuda San Miguel (@okudart) now cover the dome and walls, and a giant slope replaced church pews. “I even like the sound of skating at a church,” says professional skater Danny Leon (@danny_leon) from Madrid. “In this place, I feel like I can vent while skating — I feel the peace.”