Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Silo in Monchrome/ Sepia Scenes

Silo with fancy roof

I'm not sure why this silo has a cupola and wind vane, but it's on a farm north of East Gwillimbury. It's the same one pictured in colour at More of Me - Another Side.

However, I do know that some grain silos have been converted into "cottages" or small homes, at least one of which exists in East Gwillimbury. If this IS one of those converted silos, I wonder how the occupants arrange their furniture along the curved outside walls. The staircases must be circular, don't you think? It must be a cozy lifestyle! (I wonder where I would keep all my stuff.)

FYI: Someday I hope to get brave enough to ask the owner of the for-sure silo house in East Gwillimbury to tell me all about his/hers. I have a photo taken from the road...but I'd LOVE to see it from the the doorway side. Until then...stay tuned.

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29 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, Beautiful monochrome picture.. Love seeing barns and silos.

We use "Liquid Fence" to protect our flowers from the deer. It's a spray --and so far has WORKED. It doesn't hurt anything --but the deer don't like it.

Hugs,
Betsy

Jacob said...

Nice photo! I've never seen a silo with a cupola and vane, either.

I also can't imagine how one could ever be turned into living quarters. The smell is horrendous - could you ever get rid of it?

PERBS said...

That is really neat! I think I would love to live in a silo like that! You could see for miles around. Reminds me of a lighthouse where people live.

cieldequimper said...

That's a lovely little silo! Looks very good in sepia!

Jan said...

Love your silo photo in sepia. I'm with you, curious, but where would all my "stuff" go?

ewok1993 said...

That would be a very nice cottage converted from a silo. I like that idea. Fine shot, as always.

ilanadavita said...

Interesting information about these converted silos and a great shot too!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Stunning picture.. I would go and ask the owners of the 'For-Sure' silo all about it. I would imagine them being pround you asked

Ralph said...

A silo, really any silo, is in need of decorating, or at least to hide the utilitarian nature of these structures. The glassed in turret is perfect, giving light to the field mice and whatnot that live in the silo!

Carletta said...

I thought when I saw this on RT that it would really be neat to have as some kind of housing if only a reading nook!

kden said...

Tell the house owners that we ALL want to see what's in their house! Great shot today.

MyMaracas said...

Fascinating subject, and it looks great in sepia. How mysterious and charming it is.

Jeri said...

Cool shot! Somebody sure did "pretty up that silo"!

dot said...

You find the best stuff! I would like to see one of these made into a home. Like you, I wonder where the furniture would fit. lol. Thanks for all the great photos!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

fascinating information and photo. A silo with a cupola is truly novel. The sepia works very well with this image. And, I agree with you on my website, tall date palm trees are magical and remind us all of Arabian Nights. So true!

Barbara said...

Perfect subject for sepia. Helps bring out the charactor of this silo. Smiles B

Tricia said...

Nice shot & I like the angle too - not to mention the sepia shading - I love your sepia photos!

Linnea W said...

Lovely scene, especially with that nice weather vane on top! I like the sepia treatment! Rock on!

Bengbeng said...

I've never seen a silo with a cupola and vane, either.

Small City Scenes said...

Nice shot. I recognize it without it's green hat. I was going to post barns of the valley tonight but didn't--maybe tomorrow.
I hope you could get inside pics of the curved cottage. MB

ViennaDaily said...

Beautiful, makes it appear all the more classic and old in sepia! Its one of those places you'd see me reading a book in a nook!

Dirk said...

Great picture, it seems more B&W than sepia. Looks a really special place to live in.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

These pictures are really lovely. I'm starting to appreciate sepia more and more and have posted a snowy picture on my photograph blog in sepia. Yours are far superior however.

CJ xx

maryt/theteach said...

EG, does the silo house have any windows? And I laughed picturing the furniture against the walls... Ha! Nice skylight though. :)

see you there! said...

The silo does look like maybe it was converted. Here in CA some people convert water towers which have a similar structure. We used to stay in one every year. It was cozy (to say the least!) but funny and fun - and the staircase was like the inside of a lighthouse.

Darla

kaye said...

great picture

Kahshe Cottager said...

Wonderful shot and perfect in sepia! Silos like these are vanishing quickly I think.

Dianne said...

living in a silo - what a cool thing

wonderful photo

vincibene said...

Beautiful shot! I love the little horse!

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