Sunday, April 5, 2009

Flew the Coop/ Monochrome Maniacs

Rundown Chicken Coop

This once-upon-a-time "dream home" is no longer fit for House Beautiful or Better Homes & Gardens.

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32 comments:

cieldequimper said...

That's a breathtaking beauty.

maryt/theteach said...

I'd say! But it makes a fantastic b&w photo! :)

willthink4wine said...

It's become a Fractured Fairy Tale.

I'd love to follow you around for a week to see how you find such lovely subjects!

Pat - Arkansas said...

A superior photograph! It has more beauty in ruin than it probably did when new.

Small City Scenes said...

Ahhh---I felt so sad when I saw this image. It has a beauty in it's own way. MB

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great photo, EG... I love seeing OLD things in monochrome... I grew up with all B&W photos---so seeing them again brings back memories...

Love seeing the old chicken coop---but I do hope the chickens did 'fly the coop' to a new home!!!! ha
Hugs,
Betsy

Shammickite said...

I bet that was quite a fancy piece of farm architecture in it's day. It's still pretty spectacular!

Walker said...

Odd how these old building capture our imagination.

Karen said...

I love this shot.

I've just started playing around with black & white film photography.

I just dropped off my first roll of film, to be developed. Can't wait to see the results :-)

PERBS said...

Even tho it is in disrepair, I bet it was a great home to many chickens in its heyday! I am sure none flew the coop but left properly with their heads on the chopping block! Only then did it fall into disrepair.

Aileni said...

Makes a wonderful mono subject.

Kitty said...

Wow - shabby but full of character. Great subject and shot!

Dina ... UK said...

I like that very much...
reminds me of when I was young...
We kept chickens...
Sorry! No info on the bike until Thursday true Colours...:-)

Carver said...

The house still has it's own charm. There is something appealing to me about ruins.

Robin said...

Better Homes and Gardens perhaps not, but it's a stunning monochrome.

Sad though to think of all the care that went into building it in the first place, only to have it neglected and abandoned now.

Liz said...

There is a very haunted look about that old barn.

Catherine said...

No more available even for chicken.
A risky house. And a perfect subject for our meme. Not for cleanliness's Maniacs.

Lene said...

Wow! This is older and more shabby than both of the buildings that I have posted the last days. And ofcourse - I love it! We should go photohunting together - East Gwillimbury isn`t to far away from Norway, is it? LOL ;)

Whish your week to be the best :)

mononeil said...

Makes for a better subjest to photograph in its present state. Nice one.

Becky and Gary said...

An amazing building. Nobody cares any longer.
What a find!
B.

Joe Narvaez said...

Great shot here! I love the crumbling roof particularly.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shot! It took me a minute to realize why it looked so small next to the barn. :-D

Carolina said...

Great contrast in light and dark in this photo. Love it (as I do all your photos).

RuneE said...

It might need a nail or two, but it made an excellent subject for a photo.

Daryl said...

Oh my that is a bit run down .. LOL ... excellent shot!

Bim said...

What do you mean: not fit...you make it look like a great sculpture for any garden any time.

earthtoholly said...

...but perfectly fitting for b&w. Very nice shot!

Julie said...

Very cool, it looks like you worked the photo very similar to how I worked the one I did. Nicely done.

vincibene said...

It is a wonderful picture!

Rose said...

This one makes me feel like I am stepping back in time...

George said...

The chicken coop may be rundown, but the photo is just fabulous.

Mojo said...

I may be overly fond of the rundown and forlorn, but I love this.

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