Monday, April 7, 2008

A Thing of the Past

Not long ago this piece of property was cleared off except for this old barn, an old shed you can see right behind it, and an outhouse. Someone must have hated to see them go. I've been watching to see what was going to develop. Recently I saw a tractor and several vehicles parked on the property. Since it's located just on the edge of a town I'm expecting these old buildings to be gone shortly and some new developement to take over. I'm glad I was able to get this picture.

36 comments:

June said...

I feel the same way...these sorts of structures are fast disappearing. For one thing, farms are being replaced by subdivisions. It saddens me.

Judy said...

I love old barns and could take a picture of everyone I see.

Paulie said...

Great catch! I am finally catching up on your posts and left a comment below also.

Did you take another photo with the land cleared?

granmal said...

I also think it is sad to see old farms disappearing and replaced by more subdivisions. One day there will be homes everywhere and no farm land to grow food or raise cattle, etc.
I love the B&W

James said...

I love it...the dilapitated house seems to blend right into the landscape.

Andrea said...

I love old barns and this is a perfect one. I am wondering if I have ever seen this old barn before.

gmj said...

beautiful barn and out buildings. I hope they put a park there.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Well you know i love old barns, and old homesteads. It will be interesting to see what they will do with that property.
Hope you go back and keep checking to see what will be replacing that beautiful site.
Also love the B&W you did on it.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I have grown to love theseold wooden barns sinse I started blogging. I like ours made from old bricks but give me one of these for their beauty anyday. This one might be lost soon Dot but you have the proff it was there and looking like it belongs.

I thought it looked 'Right' in B&W, it made it look timeless.

Thanks for your comments and help with Sky Watch.. wow that really took off this week.. I now post it at 22.00 hours GMT Thursdays..which gives me the time to check out the first 30-40 before I go to bed. What an idea that was when you thought it up Dot... ha!
Tom

Sharon said...

I love pictures of old barns and this one is wonderful. I also liked that you did it in B&W, it just seems right. I'll be interested to see what happpens out there.

Sister--Three said...

I hope progress does not mean cutting the trees. I am glad they left the barn, but if they are building a house...the barn will go next.

mrsnesbitt said...

New developments are springing up all over here in UK!Such a shame to see open spaces taken over.

oldmanlincoln said...

This is a really old place. I like the photo you posted today. Nice work.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio where you can see a tiny fly on a honey bee's wing.

DeeMom said...

Indeed sad, I sure bet that old barn wood will sell at a HIGH PRICE…

Our barn still stands, we even made steps up to the hat loft so the kids could get up their easier…Actually it was youngest daughter, many years ago that suggested we do that. And all of us helped…they still stand…We found the corner stone that dates our barn to @ 1901

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Dot, I just LOVE old barn pictures. Keep 'em coming dear one. You do a fabulous job. I always enjoy coming here to see your beautiful pictures. They are like works of art!

imac said...

Tis a great capture and too store, love it in B/W too.

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Jim said...

More and more the country side is turning to the country club. Nice grab.

Dirty Knees said...

More history being dismantled. Such a shame!

quintarantino said...

This is a very nice photo. And putting it in black and white gives us the perfect notion that we might be seeing a little piece of a world that won´t come back.

The Texican said...

I love black and whites of old clapboard barns and buildings. I think they have such character. They give my my imagination a little boost everytime I look at them.

luiz.ramosforest said...

Unhappily, it's the progress, they say...

KOSTAS said...

Marvellous the subject and attributes very well in B&W.
Very good the photograph!

happyone said...

There is just something about old barn that we all like. Great photo.

photowannabe said...

Lots of character in this shot. I love old barns and toppled down things. They make such interesting photos. I hate to see them go the way of new developments.
Great black and white shot Dot.

Me said...

I'm so glad you took the picture, too! I love to see old barns and sheds. Our area has lost two of the last four we have.

It's really sad that one week the lovely old building with all its surrounding nostalgia and memories is standing and then a month later new condos are in its place.

John said...

Great catch! I love old barns.

Ida said...

I` m glad that you captured it also. I think old buildings like this one is charming.
There are some stories there in the old walls....

Marie said...

It's more and more like this in Norway too. The small farm disappears. Great photo!

smilnsigh said...

So am I glad!!!

Mari-Nanci

Carletta said...

Here in rural West Virginia I see a lot of old barns. It is sad so many are in deploring conditions. They really are history. Like some of your other visitors I like that you show in black and white.

Susan said...

Some days I feel like that old barn~worn, rough, aged, used, and most of all wise!

Small City Scenes said...

I am glad you got the pic too. It seems so sad that the old buildings have to go, but sadder yet was the fact that they were allowed to reach the way they look now..
You wondered about the barn on my blog as to what the house looked like and that barn was just out in the middle of all the property, so I wonder if maybe for now the people are living inside----somewhere. MB

Max-e said...

I really like these old barns, they have so much character. We also have the scourge of developers in our city. One minute a historical building is standing, the next it is gone. We have laws protecting them, but as the consequenses for knocking them down are so small, it is easier the easier route.

Kerri said...

Wow....a Fabulous shot Dot! Sorry that it may be disappearing...so sad!

Rose said...

I missed this yesterday--I don't know how. If you have looked at my blog very much you will know I love barns so this one is right up my alley!

JunieRose2005 said...

Oh, it's so good you got that picture of the barn! Too bad it can't be saved!

I, too, love these old pieces of our past! And I photograph every one I can!


Junie

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