Thursday, August 2, 2012

old barn

This is the view through an old barn, in one entrance and out the other.  The barn is starting to look like it's more air than wood, and the vegetation is taking over.

This particular barn was in southern Maryland, but it could just as easily have been around here.  Scanned color slide, converted to black and white.


Elsbeth McLeod said...

American barns seem to all have a genetic leaning (sometimes literally) that make them universally similar, no matter what corner of the country they pop up in.

Roger Morris said...

And they often make great subjects, especially when they are run-down. But sometimes there are differences. Many of the barns in that part of the country have slatted sides that open up to facilitate the drying of tobacco leaves.

Elsbeth McLeod said...

Ah, yes... I see that! And the old barns in Puyallup have the cupolas that facilitate the kiln drying of the hops. Industry re-morphs the barn idea from region to region, making travel so much more interesting in rural America, doesn't it? As long as we can keep those barns standing. I wonder how many artists and photographers have had an idea of recording history through barns across the world.