DILAPIDATED BARNS AND OTHER BUILDINGS – Marilyn Armstrong

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Barns or Any Dilapidated Buildings

My house is falling down, but I discovered this morning that it is falling down in pieces, not in one solid lump. This is good.

Our shed really is collapsing and Owen is planning to take it down. What we will do with all the stuff inside it, I have no idea, but the roof is so covered with green growth if a branch falls on it, it will cave in.

Our shed does not make much of a picture. You can’t really tell how badly off it is. It looks okay, but it isn’t.

WEATHERED AND WORN

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – WEATHERED


I resisted putting up a picture of me first thing in the morning. It was tempting, but I finally decided to take a pass on that. Weathered and wood resonate for me.

Be there a photographer so dead that he or she had not sought out aging wood barns and homes for great pictures and when that fails, there’s always rust and rot.

An old dodge pickup

Why do we photograph old stuff with such enthusiasm? The simple answer is it’s more interesting. The textures and colors are unique. The texture alone would do it for me.

Sleek, smooth stuff is shiny and often colorful, but you get a lot of depth with the textures of old materials. Wood, brick, stone, iron … it all works beautiful in the right photograph.

Stone bridge over the river and canal
Old Uxbridge Fire Engine 2

And that’s weathered enough for the day except, of course, we can’t leave out our very own weathered 1924 Fordson tractor, growing ever more weathered in our own garden.

BARNS OF THE VALLEY – A FUN PHOTO CHALLENGE

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Houses and/or Barns


Living in a rural area, we have a lot of barns. Houses too, of course, but barns are so interesting. Here’s a selection of them from Northwest hither, to South Yon.

FUN FOTO CHALLENGE: OLD WOOD, WEATHERED WOOD

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Weathered Wood

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There’s a lot of old wood around the valley. Some is more endearing than others.

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The dry rot in the sill in the front hall does not make an elegant picture, nor does the splintery wood of the deck.

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On the up side, avoiding splinters has finally convinced me to stop going barefoot.

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Old barns make great photographs. Wagon wheels, benches, and more.

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BARNS AND BARK: CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Wood

Old barns and old trees have the most interesting wood and wood bark. As wood weathers, it gains character. The old barn in some of these pictures was all about the wood … and the old handmade windows. The trees are all about their bark. I thought at least one of these looks like an Ent. Maybe you can guess which one.

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old wood barn window

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wood bark in the woods

BARNS, MILLS, AND EMPTY FACTORIES

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:

Abandoned Buildings or Barns

The Blackstone Valley is the perfect place for this challenge. Abandoned mills and factories, old barns ranging from total wrecks to beautifully restored. It sort of describes the area, a summary of our history.

DWELLINGS AND OTHER PLACES

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Buildings

Buildings. Architecture. One of my favorite subjects. From the old barns all around the valley, to Victorian Painted Ladies, there is so much to see and admire.