April 22, 2012

Broken Down Barns

I don’t know what it is about barns, but even unpainted and broken down, I think they’re cool.  Here are a few I’ve shot in April.

What do you think?  Do you have a favorite?

Barn Photo #1.  This big barn was just down the road from these horses on the way back from Lawrence, Kansas.

Barn Photo #2.  This old barn is near my house.  I bet it would have been a cooler shot just a little earlier when all of the dandelions were yellow instead of puffs of white.

Barn Photo #3.  I can see this barn off the road I take every day between my daughter’s school and my office.  To get a good shot, though, I had to drive into a residential area and sneak between two houses to the fence that separates the farm land from the neighborhood.  I was stealth-like, but the two kids that were with me sat slumped down in the back seat, mortified, until I was back in the driver’s seat and we were on the road again. 

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  1. I’ve been to Lawrence, Kansas. I visited KU when I made a trip to the USA some years ago… Don’t know why I’m sharing that other than I felt a little closer to your barn pictures. The last one is definitely my favourite! The children’s reaction to your need to ‘get that picture’ made me smile. 🙂

    • Chillbrook, I think Lawrence is a pretty unique place for the middle of the USA. I didn’t go to University there, but it was a fun place to live in my early 20s as a young professional and it remains a fun place to take the kids every once in a while now. It reminds me of Berkeley in the San Francisco area near where I finished high school.

      Oh, the best part of having young teens at home is how easy it is to mortify them! 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

  2. I like all three. However, the story about #3 makes it special. I’m a bit of a old barn lover myself.

    • Kathy, thanks for sharing! Ah, the fun of having young teens at home. It’s so easy to embarass them! 🙂

  3. Wonderful shots! (I have a love for old barn photography ;P)

    • Thanks Zen and Genki, me, too! (In case you couldn’t tell.) Good thing there are an awful lot of them here Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA.

  4. Wonderful shots! I love all of these!

  5. #3 like the barn’s shape 🙂

  6. Mmmm it’s between 1 and 3, but I like them all! I see a lot of those around here in Oregon and I’ll have to share some. There’s something about them, that seems to be creepy almost, but maybe they lean more toward historic and interesting 🙂 Thanks for sharing them!

  7. I love abandoned buildings. In my home state of Texas they were here, there, and everywhere. Here in San Diego they are few and far between, and those I can find are fenced in with NO TRESPASSING signs.

    • No trespassing signs are so inconvenient! There should be an exception to folks like us who just want to cross the line, snap a few pics, and get out without causing anyone harm.

      • The problem, though, is liability. At some time in the past someone like us did that, got injured, and sued the property owners…. and won! That ruined it for the rest of us.

      • Ah, yes, the reality of life in America. Or, as my European friends say, “Americans love their lawyers. That’s why there is a warning label on the hair dryer advising you not to use it when you’re asleep.” Actually, my hair dryer does have that warning…

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Shutterbug Sage began as a 365 photo project.


Architecture, Barn, Spring


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