Monday, November 9, 2009

The Ravages of Time

I'm sure this old barn has seen better days but I think it's beautiful in this state of disrepair.
I posted a black and white version at my Something Sighted blog.

40 comments:

tapirgal said...

Both pix are really nice. I usually enjoy the color, but the the light is striking in the composition you did in b&w. Old things are such fun (unless you're the owner, I imagine).

Thom said...

I love this photo my friend. Well done :)

Bibi said...

It is beautiful....like many old things.

Nicole said...

It's sad and very beautiful at the same time!
You made it shine again with your picture!

Bibi said...

Hi again, James. Re: your comment on my photo today, you can read more about the statue and building right here.

Julie said...

I prefer the colour version to the B&W. Quantity of sky has a lot to do with my reaction.

I too like to see buildings that are in a state of disrepair. Old is beautiful.

Vogon Poet said...

I am another fan of disreapair, even if it seems quite bad said like this.
You found the right place and shot a good photo. Maybe the season add something to the effect...

Malyss said...

I prefered the B&W version, but this one has also a strange and attractive mood..Colors are soft and beautyful.

Kcalpesh said...

It's so amazing how old things grow in beauty although from a different perspective!

- Pixellicious Photos

hip chick said...

I like both versions but I like the colored one better. I love the way old weathered wood looks. And, I love old barns.

diane said...

There is something picturesque about tumble down barns.

Rebecca said...

I like how the skies complement the mood of the barn.

♥Kathy♥ said...

Now this is a great shot. You can almost see it when it was in its prime.

Thérèse said...

Too bad for this barn...

Sistertex said...

Nicely composed James. Unfortunately I have many such shots of outbuildings on many of Minnesota's outstate farms... a sad state of affairs for American farmers.

Thanks for sharing.

Alan Burnett said...

I agree. Old and disheveled makes for a good photo.

Sunny said...

I've never met a barn I didn't like and it saddens me to see such beauties in disrepair.
This is a really good picture, I especially like the silos with the ivy.
Hope your back is feeling better.
Sunny :)

Sunny said...

I think this old barn is beautiful in it's stae of disrepair, too. This picture shows what I remember November looking like. :) Love it! Thanks for sharing :)

kaye said...

that's a picture that tells a story

Steffe said...

Looks great. I love places like this.

Lois said...

It looks rather spooky!

mbkatc230 said...

I love pictures of old abandoned buildings, and this is a really nice one. Are you familiar with Troy Paiva's "Lost America" work? I think you'd enjoy it. Kathy

Rubz said...

Hi James. how are you doing? I guess your already excited with your trip in Europe. I wish you a great one!

Explore Germany said...

you can browse my Explore Germany site for photos about Rottenburg...yup I was there too! I will post more pictures soon.

MaCoBra said...

Fab shot! I love the nostalgia of your blog....

cieldequimper said...

This is the perfect setting for a mystery short story. It's a beautiful place, however forlorn it looks.

Asta said...

Hi James,

Indeed it is. Lovely shot. Very beautiful picture.

Best regards
Asta

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

I am finding such beauty in "dying" and old things myself.... lovely.

Crafty Green Poet said...

yes it is beautiful in its disrepair...

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a pity, they could restore this place!It's interesting!
Léia

Gallow said...

For some reason, I'm very attracted to old buildings, and their stories. This one looks very interesting. I like the caved roof with the tiles.

Peter said...

It's certainly attractive for photos (colour or b&w), but it certainly also gives a very sad impression!

Carly said...

This is sort of sad, but a common sight in the mid-west. Great capture!

Cheryl said...

I really like this photo. It is sad to see buildings like this, wonder what happened? It brought me a smile though as it made me think of my grandparents farm. Many happy memories there.

Clueless in Boston said...

The owner may have other thoughts, but from a photographic perspective it is beautiful.

Ebie said...

Hi James, you always have great finds. I like this photo the way it is.

You take care of your back James!

Owen said...

Wow, what a treasure ! And talk about a looming sky...

Hilda said...

It's not so much the state of disrepair that I find beautiful, but the fact that nature is taking back its space.

chrome3d said...

The same place but now in colour. Now I can´t decide which I like more!

Ellie said...

This is the most interesting barn I've ever seen!