Wednesday, October 16, 2013

V/Alphabe-Thursday

Burlington Canal Lighthouse

Built in 1858 of dolomite limestone, this lighthouse was no longer needed by the 1930s due to radar and better lighting on the nearby pier. The lighthouse - in use for more than a century - was decommissioned in 1968, making it vacant  for a little more than half a century.

V is for VACANT.

 Collapsing barn

It's pretty obvious why this old barn is now vacant.

Nest made in the hollow of an upright log

The breeding season is now over here and there are many avian vacancies.

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE 

47 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

The barn appears to be doing a curtsy at the end of it's act.

Stewart M said...

I think the nest is in better shape than the barn!!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Our photos said...

You have make beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Lowell said...

I'd guess there will be more vacancies in your area soon as a whole bunch of folks are heading to Florida. In fact, I think many of them are already here! Yikes!

Love that lighthouse.

Andy said...

Excellent photos to go with the letter "V".

Revrunner said...

I can think of all kinds of cool new uses for an old abandoned lighthouse.

Terri Buster said...

Oh the poor barn! I agree with Lowell above...I can think of uses for that lighthouse!

Gill - That British Woman said...

well the barn is past it's best!! However I too could think of a couple of neat uses for the light house. Great shots.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the lighthouse EG , can't believe someone hasn't bought and renovated it in all that time!

Esther Joy said...

Although all your pictures are neat, especially love that nest picture!

Randy said...

Sweet little nest.

see you there! said...

Interesting vacant spaces. I agree with others, something should be done with the lighthouse.

Darla

Buttons said...

Oh I LOVE these. Hug B

Sandra said...

that lighthouse is so pretty, i love the dead leaves matching the rusty top.. great shot and the barn says it all, can we borrow it for the USA?

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

You chose some very creative and interesting subjects for the meme. I adore the nest in the hollow tree. Really superb!

Linda W. said...

Nice lighthouse shot! Love the colors and textures.

Betty Manousos said...

lovely shots!
the last one is adorable! love the nest. birds are brilliant builders!

happy thursday~

Karen said...

I am glad the lighthouse is still standing. Great shots for the letter V!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great photos for the letter V! I love the lighthouse. I am another one that could find a way to use the lighthouse. This is the 4th lighthouse I've seen posted today and they are one of my favorite things.

RedPat said...

I love the wee nest! ;-)

TexWisGirl said...

the nest made me smile. :)

Cloudia said...

Nicely nice! Most pleasant visit, thanks



Aloha

Giga said...

Latarnia dalej bardzo mi się podoba. Jest ciekawą budowlą. Pozdrawiam.
Lighthouse on I like. It is an interesting building. Yours.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the lighthouse photo. It's sad that so many of these are now decommissioned and falling into ruin. The bird nest on the tree is an interesting find. Great choices for 'v'.

Mersad said...

Love the lighthouse shot!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love that nest in the stump. :)

acreativeharbor.com said...

Gorgeous 'vacant' shots for V ~ thanks, carol ^_^
(A Creative Harbor)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I especially like the empty nest shot.

Laura said...

loving the heart shaped leaves floating in the water!

edenhills said...

Looks like it's a very good thing that the barn is vacant!

Stephanie said...

Like the barn shot and nice to learn about a lighthouse in Burlington.

Sandy Carlson said...

That nest is well disguised! Beautiful fall images.

Jack said...

Gosh, that barn is a sad one.

LONDONLULU said...

Loving the avian vacancies, and that romantic old lighthouse!

Indrani said...

What a condition of the barn, it will make a good plot for a story.:)
The nest was hard to spot initially. Great pics.

Tonya said...

Great shots!!! Each seems to tell such a sweet story with a bit of a sad ending. Thanks for sharing.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

lovely shots! love the barn...

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Rose Clearfield said...

All of these photos are fabulous! I'm especially drawn to the lighthouse. Thanks for sharing a little bit about each of these sites.

fredamans said...

Awesome shots and quite various too!

Cynthia said...

Lovely old barn fading back to nature. I always try to imagine the story an old building would tell.

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Judie said...

The lighthouse and the barn are great photos, but I like the nest the best!!!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Such great finds♫♪ Love all three. My letter V: http://lauriekazmierczak.com/vertical-lift/

Rose said...

Great vacant shots, EG!

Sue said...

My favorite is the lighthouse. I'm a fan of them.

=)

Jenny said...

It looks like the barn had a vibrant life...

Very cool photographs for the letter "V"!

Thanks for linking.

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