There’s something about old buildings, barns especially. Combine with the trees of winter and a cloudy day and you’re in for a special treat! And, you have today’s photowalk subject.
I know I’m not the only one who appreciates the true beauty of old barns and buildings. However, I would venture that the vast majority of the people who drive by (and perhaps the owners) see only a worn-out, dilapidated shell of a building on the verge of falling over ~ if they even notice them at all. But, despite what you see at first glance, there’s so much life in those weathered exteriors… a testament to standing strong in the face of harsh weather and time. Sounds like life, right?!
As I went through all of the photographs I took (which was 89 this time! getting freer!) I noticed I’m drawn to the red ones. I didn’t give that any thought as I took the photographs, in retrospect I think it may be the blast of color, or contrast, in an otherwise bleak setting.
Here are the 3 barn photographs I like the best:
And this old stone building. It seems happy in this state, since it doesn’t seem to have changed in all the years and 100’s of times I’ve driven by.
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There are people who would say these buildings were better back in the day when they were new. Personally, I think the beauty of these buildings has grown as they’ve aged.
Who knew I had such a romantic soul?!