Spaca Moskalyk: Still Standing Tall | Rural Alberta Photography

by on March 12, 2013

She’s still making the news, the Spaca Moskalyk, the grand presence that she is, dominating the rural area outside of Mundare, Alberta, refusing to be forever silenced. Her slated demise has been pushed back several times, and with the news of every rescheduled demolition, it causes the heartbeat of so many to momentarily stop and then race up again. Two Alberta companies, already the heroes in the eyes of so many, have stepped up to the plate to see if her survival is possible.


Spaca Moskalyk, Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church taken with the iPhone 4S


I truly hope the efforts to save the Spasa (Spaca) Moskalyk pay off. There are so many folks who are counting on it, and as a someone who is a strong proponent of conservation, be it wildlife or historic structures and other Alberta treasures, I am rooting for her survival. There are too many structures having lived a similar fate and are no longer a part of the Alberta landscape.

From a photography standpoint, I’m just glad I was able to get out there at least once and document something special for my own reasons and to share with anyone who may be watching.


See you in the field!




Photographer. Podcaster on hiatus. Edmonton Oilers lovah. Cinematic Star Wars fan. Fond of wildlife conservation, animal rescue orgs, and all things Johnny Cash. Gen X. 

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