Bmeandering

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Barn Charm #20

The following are glimpses at barns--all I could get.
The first one is on my way to and from Seneca Lake from my home.
The house is across the road
and the only place to pull off
is smack dab in front of it (no long, winding lane for privacy).
Both ways afford little chance to get more than a quick glance
with my eyes, I was lucky to get even this shot with the camera.

Outside of Quaker City, Ohio


This is on Mt. Olivett Rd out of Barnesvillve, Ohio

The house was immediately to my right as I was facing the barn.
There were two doors in the basement that were
even closer to the road than the barn's door above.
I do not see how one could exit either door
without risking getting hit by a passing car.
The house was built into a hill,
so the folks could exit from a door
that permitted entry into a sloping back yard.

Apparently they are concerned about 'speeding' cars:
read the sign scrawled on the barn's side.

For more barns, check out Tricia's place.

24 comments:

  1. I like that second barn with the vines growing over it. I would be concerned about speed if I was that close to the road too!

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  2. good ones....it's so hard to get pics when they are so close to the road!

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  3. Love the red on the silos in the first picture. Don't you hate it when you can't get a really great shot of a beautiful old barn?!
    Visiting from Barn Charm!

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  4. Nice old barn close to the roadway.

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  5. i love both shots - the vista spreading out behind the highway and that first barn and silo, and the ivy blanketing the old wood of that second barn.

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  6. I love the first shot! I am a silo fan, love the barns and silos like that! I also love the terrain. You're from the part of Ohio that got hills! :)

    Very nice barns today!

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  7. I ran into the same problem on our recent road trip through ten states here in the west - no place to pull off to get a shot of the barn, so many were lost. You did good on the fly though. I like the second one; makes me wonder what kind of "treasures" lie inside.

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  8. Even in the city, most of our homes and garages are protected from traffic by a sidewalk - this just seem so unfair for these old buildings!

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  9. ... and even parking and walking the edge of the road can be dangerous. I have a location that I am trying to figure out how to capture which has a situation similar to this. But your capture still attracts the eye... and I love the old blue truck in the field in the distance.

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  10. If you were only able to get one view of that first one, you got a fine one. I really love it.

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  11. I just looked at the bit of your profile that shows at the side, and I do remember reading that...good thing I don't have to take a test!!!

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  12. These are both wonderful barns. I love the background in the first one!

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  13. I think you did a great job capturing the first one! I love it and feel like I'm right there with you. In Ohio and here in WV people used to build so close to the road. I can never understand that. :)
    Love the weathered wood covered with ivy in the second one.

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  14. Great barns, both of them, Beth... Both are really close to the road, aren't they? I think people used to build closer to the road than they do now... OR---maybe the barns were there first, and the road came in later....?????

    Hope you are doing okay and that school is going good.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  15. I wonder if the road's closeness is due to "progress"? You share some great views even if you couldn't stop.

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  16. good barns :-)
    i have heard of a round barn in eastern oregon. i have thought it might be interesting to see.

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  17. They're both great, but I love the 2nd... I'm surprised the highway department hasn't made them tear it down being that close to the road. YiKeS! =0 She's a beauty, tho

    Thanks for joining =)

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  18. It would appear that your second barn originated in a time when roads were narrower and speed was measured in the one or two horsepower category! Larry

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  19. I love the barns, but what captivated me is the view behind the first one. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  20. That looks pretty darn scary! So glad you took a pic and didn't end up on the roof. [You definitely live in an interesting place...]

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  21. You're living on the edge, photographing barns on the run!!!

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  22. Both fine barns! I love the names of places in your area. (I used to write to a penpal in Ohio when I was a girl so I feel right at home with your great photos).

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