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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Barn Charm - Abandoned



You know how you sometimes spot just glimpses of barns from the interstate--especially if you're a Barn Charmer?  There are a few that I've had my eyes on from driving I-64 just outside Louisville.  This is one that I could just barely see the silo and part of the roof.  So, I figured out where it might be and, sure enough, found it on some neglected property just off a road running behind some housing developments.  Doubt that it will be around for long because of the prime location and land.

Here are a couple more views:



And finally, a little collage highlighting some of its more interesting details (and no, have no idea about the bright green paint):

11 comments:

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

love all the windows. what a keeper. i guess from the views it has been forgotten. poor little barn. so cute. ( :

TexWisGirl said...

sweet place!

Tricia Hays said...

that old beauty was once a real looker in its heyday, don't you know! I'd love to tour inside... i do hope they salvage the old wood, at least. look at the window falling out on the side... such a shame

thank you for capturing & sharing it with us before she collapses.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

And to think, at one time this was the pride and joy of the farmer, and his wife and family felt safe and secure, knowing their farm was well taken care of. It is sad to see such beauty fall apart, and then be replaced by fast built condos, apartments or houses that are now being built, and according to the builders, are often not planned to last more than 25 years - at best. What a shame.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Wow! That is such a handsome old place! Too bad it's abandoned.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love these photos as the lighting is great on this old barn. I also like the bright green painted trim. Beautiful photos! Pamela

Nell at njschout said...

What an interesting barn. It looks rather abandoned! : )

Jan n Jer said...

What a find Faye...good eye and investigating skills!

Mari said...

I see them all the time and can't get a picture. you did good - and I'm glad you got it before it's gone. It's a beauty!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

You got some great shots! And yes, I was curious about the green paint! Twyla

Carole said...

What a neat building.

You never know. There are a few barns in my area that have withstood the surrounding areas building up around them. One is even smack in the middle of the city now, but still standing, and still in use.

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