Monday, April 2, 2012

Kentucky Barns...Black Tie


When I posted the red barns last week, I mentioned that black is a common color for barns here in Kentucky. Some people commented they had never seen a black barn before. I thought I would remedy that miscarriage of barn justice by providing this rather nice black tie specimen.









Linking to Barn Charm


37 comments:

Linda McCane said...

It is a VERY nice black barn...complete with black silo, and a lovely lamp post that matches the white fence. Very elegant place, Brian! I like it!

Kathy said...

And a black silo with a coordinating black stone fence! Nice outfit!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

looks very stately Brian and I really like that light too

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

I do believe I like the black over the red! Is there a purpose for painting them black instead of red?

Pam said...

How striking this black barn and silo is against the landscape and sky.
Its the first black I have seen.
Nicely done, Brian.
cheers :)

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Man that looks sinister. Really like how the tower is colour coded to the barn. Excellent work my friend.
Shaun
Valleys ShutterBug

Amy Burzese said...

Dressed to kill! Great shots. Striking. Thanks for sharing this barn and it's silo!

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

this is a beautiful black barn.

black barns can be so charming!

great phtotos, too.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Very very impressive black barn & matching black silo! They should have gotten a black fence, too! LoL!
Black tie, for sure! I love the wagon & the rock wall, AWESOME!

Thanks so much, in advance, for joining =)

TexWisGirl said...

wow, that's gorgeous. just a beautiful place. barn justice, indeed. :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wow! The black barn and the matching silo are beautiful. I love the rock fence and the cart too. Great pictures Brian

Taken For Granted said...

Did not know about black barns. Here in the upper Midwest barns are usually red. They are painted that color because red iron oxide was mixed with oil and mineral spirits to produce a paint that protected wood at the lowest possible price. The color was just a consequence of inexpensive materials, at least that's how the tradition of red barns began. Barns as a general category of building are disappearing from many farms as farms raise fewer and fewer animals. Many barns lack maintenance, and are eventually removed when their leaking roofs rot the framework of the building. Nice to see a well maintained, loved barn.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Appreciate it. That pulley dates back to the early 20th Century when this building was used for grain storage. It is now a wood working shop.

Veronica said...

I love the lamp photo. Never seen a black barn before...very nice!!

barbara l. hale said...

Who knew? I like barns in black. Very nice and chic. Beautiful photos of this nice barn and wall. Good luck to UK tonight.

Genie said...

When I started looking gat your photos, all I could think of was $$$$$$...lots of $$$$$. T’is a shame ours does not look like this. This is one beautiful farm and I love the black. I have found only one black barn in our county and it was just a barn. This one has a bit of everything from a beautiful paint job, to wagons, lanterns, and a cool roof. Thanks for sharing this one. Don’t think I will find one this fine in my lifetime. genie

Mari said...

It's beautiful~! I love the second shot and all the little accents you included.

Tammy said...

Well done! That is a black beauty! I don't think I've seen a black barn before...

Gillian Olson said...

Great looking barn and silo and that light fixture is really pretty neat too.

Carletta said...

Beautiful shots Brian!
Actually I have seen a black barn. One sits by the Interstate here and I've never attempted to try to capture it.
This one you show is in wonderful shape and that stone fence is a compliment.
I really like the shot with the cart. :)

Candy C. said...

I love all the accessories for this black tie barn! Great shots! :)

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I think I love black barns! And a black silo, too! Great photos!

Beth said...

great shots. my fav is #2 ... i love your close ups. (:

Deb said...

Very sheek

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Very elegant! Love the stone wall! We see quite a few black fences in Kentucky but I don't recall any black barns. Black silo is an extra treat and so is the cart!

shutterbuggbitten said...

I don't think I'd seen black before either. I must say it does stand out. I especially like the shot with the lovely rock fence.

Rose said...

The rock wall captures my attention more than anything....I love them.

Deanna said...

Wow! That really is a black tie specimen. I don't believe I've ever seen a black barn... and I've been to Kentucky! Great photos.

Madge Bloom said...

I love your barn shots, Brian, but I love that lantern!

Elaine said...

Very nice! Interesting how different colors are favored in different parts of the country.

Nancy said...

A very cool black barn. That second photo is stunning with that seafoam green wagon and gorgeous sky. :)

Tanya said...

wow, i love the black on a barn, it looks really nice...so clean and kept up! super images!

thirdhandart said...

Love the second photo... the colors of the cart really pop with the black barn directly behind it. Very nice black tie specimen! Thank you.

Liz said...

Great shots Brian! I also love the cart & the lantern.

Powell River Books said...

A black barn looks so substantial. - Margy

Marie said...

Even a black silo! Wow--these are stunning pictures...I really love the second shot!

Thank you for your comments on my last two posts. I see the eye Dr. tomorrow.

Ida said...

I must say I've never seen a Black Barn either but this one is really lovely. I love that it has a Black Silo as well. Great shots, thanks for sharing.

Carole said...

That is a neat looking barn. I love the rock wall that curves around it. I'll bet it is not a comfortable building to be inside during the heat of summer though!