Monday, August 6, 2012

Kentucky Barns...Not Pretty


While I'm almost certain this is a barn, it's one of the stranger barns I've seen from a construction standpoint. Never mind the fact it needs some work now. It may have been built for a specific purpose (I hope). It's certainly no looker which is what caught my attention in the first place, but it was the overall scene that I found appealing.



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36 comments:

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi Brian! Thanks for your comment on the heron. Its strange when I´m having the pictures in my album they are sharp and ok. But when I put them on blogger they are little different. It was some distance and I cropped some..
Great picture of the barn. They are looking some different the our barns :-)

Linda said...

A rather stark view, but something so appealing about a lone barn in a field. I think this must have been utilitarian in design - certainly not built for beauty. Nice capture!

Carole M. said...

well I guess it's served its purpose well at some time. The pasture looks healthy for something though...

Beth said...

Just look at the beautiful green grass. Makes the old barn look good. Don't you wonder what those old walls would have to say? Great shots.

Jan n Jer said...

Looks like this barn was pieced together! It does sit in a nice setting though!

Andy said...

It is strange and unusual but a nice find on your part.

Sharon M said...

Sort of garage like, but I guess that's kind of what a barn is.

Andee said...

That is one simple barn.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Just a plain Jane out in a beautiful pasture.

TexWisGirl said...

i like it! boxy and plain, but great, too!

Tricia Hays said...

I saw the title before the pics loaded & was about to have a fit w/ the 'not pretty' part, but I see what you mean, LoL! Looks more like a shop, maybe? I don't know, but the overall scene is very beautiful, esp all that green!

Thanks for joining, Brian! =)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

It might be a tad plain, but the weathered look gives it loads of character. I think it's a good find and something a little different for Barn Charm. Personally, I like it!

Amy Burzese said...

Many of them aren't pretty, but have character and this one sure does. Love it.

Terri Buster said...

I'm guessing that this is/was not your typical barn. The doors intrigue me. Great shot Brian!

barbara l. hale said...

It is a rather odd building, isn't it? I like the doors and the two windows on the front. I like the whole thing actually. Buildings don't have to be new or fancy to have their charms.

Tammy said...

That is interesting; looks like a cross between a garage & a barn:) I like the openness around it.

Gillian Olson said...

I think I agree with Tammie that it looks like a cross between a barn and a garage, bet there's lots of space in there.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

It looks like an old auto body repair shop here in town. But I don't know what one would be doing out in the middle of a field. Great photo though.

shutterbuggbitten said...

It certainly has character!

Rose said...

The lighting is wonderful in these shots.

Mari said...

Interesting doors and a beautiful scene!

Melissa said...

It reminds me of a shop or garage.

Meggie said...

Hi Brian...your photo shot just adds to this unusual barn. The doors look like they might have been re-purposed, and the opening appears rather narrow.

Renae said...

Errrgh, I had to hunt around for you today. Google/Blogger has stopped putting my favs first. Now not nice huh?

This barn is odd - but your photography of it is exquisite!

have a nice evening, night's sleep at this point.

:D

Elaine said...

It has a certain charm in its plain and sturdy style, and a lovely scene.

Nancy J said...

I love the barn, so like the one we had on my Dad's farm,(his was dark red) with the double sliding doors, for wide machinery to be put away easily,the contrast with the grass, the shadows from the tree, a few leafy fronds.A haven for people,tractors, maybe even animals, what stories it could tell.All in all, a perfect barn. Cheers, Jean.

Linda said...

Is that little windows all down the side....very unusual barn. Great find!

Beth said...

so neat. & different for me.

i noticed you changed your profile picture. you look so friendly. great change. take care. (:

Debbie said...

photographed so beautifully!!

Tanya said...

it is kinda odd but it does have it's personality...you also captured it so well!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

It looks like it served its purpose well back during its working days. It sure is surrounded by beautiful landscape.

Steve n Vickie said...

It may not be beautiful, but it deffinately has a charm all its own.

darlin said...

Brian I was thinking that this might be a machine shop, but the doors are too small to get large equipment in there. So in my deductive reasoning I'm going to guess this was built for some other purpose, maybe a meat cutting shop? Maybe it was built as a man cave, but for some reason I highly doubt those existed back in the day when this would have been built. Whatever it's use was/is, you've captured it well. I love the country and wide open spaces, excellent shots which make me long for the country.

Very nice profile pic btw.

Cheers.

Faye said...

This looks like western Kentucky to me. As with some of your other commenters, think this may have been perhaps a machine shop or repair shed? Those lovely reflections across the grass save the scene, I think.

Liz said...

It may not be much of a looker but the scenery is stunning and the whole image (barn included) is wonderful!

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Yep, this one is a thinker. Not a tobacco or cattle barn. Windows indicate possibly horses or just to store machinery. Big openings on upper sides I'm guessing is for hay. Good detective eye Mr. B.J.
Its so sad seeing the demise of so many KY barns, which indicates the losses of family farms.