Monday, November 3, 2014

Three Old Barns

 Barn and silo

Many of the barns close to where I live will soon be gone. Farms here are fast becoming subdivisions and strip malls.

 Barn with stone foundation

An extension of a major north-south road that starts in Toronto has recently opened, cutting East Gwillimbury in two and making it easier and quicker to drive from this rural area to Toronto - the fourth largest city in North America after Mexico City, New York and Los Angeles.

Barn with any windows

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51 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Turning old barns into strip malls, That would never happen in my area.

Buttons said...

Oh Camera girl they are beautiful barns and I know the highway you are talking about when I drive down it I look at every beautiful barn and wonder how long before. Very sad indeed. Beautiful shots. Hug B

Kate said...

Getting good images of barns such as these will soon get harder and harder to find since corporations seem to have taken over so much of our food production. I am so thankful for Farmers Markets and the work of small farmers.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Old barns are also fading from my neck of the woods. I recently saw a documentary about farming … such an underappreciated occupation that requires an immense amount of dedication. Our food growers sustain life!

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos of the old barns. So much farmland has been sold here to make room for all kinds of development.

diane b said...

Lovely old barns. I like the one with stone foundations. Its a shame that they are being destroyed for the sake of development.

Michelle said...

I always love seeing a barn with a stone foundation. We don't have many of those around here.

Roan said...

I'm glad you got some pictures of these before they fall down. Each is a beauty! Love the blue roof!

Sandra said...

here we call this paving paradise.. and Florida is the king at doing that.. i hate to see the lovely old barns go.. and i am not a fan of progress or what they call progress... my parents were forced to move by the state in their old age and the house torn down to widen a road to make things go faster .. they had no choice..

Felicia said...

three beauties, great images. yes its sad that rural property is disappearing in favor of suburbia

Topazshell said...

The blue roofed barn is very pretty.

William Kendall said...

They're beautiful barns.

It is madness to tear up good agricultural land for yet more urban sprawl.

see you there! said...

I like old barn pictures so it was a treat to see three of them.

Darla

Barbara Wójcik said...

Great photos!!!!

Judy said...

It's good that you are capturing images of these old barns so that there will be a record of what once was.

TexWisGirl said...

great ones...while they last.

Mary Hone said...

I love old barns, And i am always so sad to see them tore down.

Revrunner said...

Love these old combination wood/stone barns.

Grandma Honey said...

My husband is going to love seeing these! Whenever we are out traveling he has to stop for the really good old barns.

RuneE said...

It seems that farming is not on the rise in your area - pity for the farmer, but nice for the photographer

Tom said...

What a great collection of weathered barns. Tom The Backroads Traveller

kelley jensen said...

I think it's so said. There were a bunch of cherry, apple and peach orchards that stretched for miles and miles not too far from here. They've all been torn down and replaced with housing developments. Sooo sad.

RedPat said...

So sad, EG! All our food will come from very far away if things continue like this.

Sylvia K said...

I do so hate to see barns like this being replaced -- particularly with shopping malls!! But it is happening in many places these days. Poor, sad, old barns and such great pics!! Thanks, as always, for sharing!! Hope you have a great new week!

Mersad said...

That second shots is absolutely stunning!!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Lynn said...

these a beautiful old barns-the first barn roof is striking.

Linda W. said...

Love seeing and photographing old barns. Sadly, lots of them are not maintained and more and more of them get lost every year. You captured three nice ones!

Taken For Granted said...

Glad you are documenting these beautiful, old barns. You are right, they will soon all be gone. Barns have mostly lost their use on farms.

Montanagirl said...

Wonderful series of barn photos. So sad to see them all disappearing!

Ginny said...

The first one is my favorite, I love the way the light is. It makes the roof look blue. I hate to see them go!

Halcyon said...

Fantastic barns. Love the rustic ones.

Cranberry Morning said...

I always enjoy the old, weathered barns. These are huge.

Sharon Wagner said...

I love old barns and barn boards. Those are some beauties.

eileeninmd said...

I love the barn with stone foundation! But, they are all great old barns! Have a happy week!

Gail Dixon said...

It will be a sad day when there are no more barns dotting the countryside. The one with the stone foundation is so beautiful.

Judy said...

I wonder what the men who built these barns would think of all their work being torn down...
I had not realized Toronto was so large, compared with other cities on the continent!
I like the middle barn the best!!

Marie said...

Three great photos of three interesting barns! I had no idea Toronto was so big! I knew it ugh and would love to visit it some day.

Randy said...

The are equally beautiful.

Cloudia said...

My childhhood home outside of Philadelphia underwent exactly such change when I was little. I fondly remember corn fields, woods, barns country homes and Victorian public buildings bulldozed for 60's modern that itself is being super-ceded. Cherish your moment in our place, and carry this moment forward as I have. This post should be linked to by your local historical society. Very nice post as ALWAYS!


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Stephanie said...

Barns will most likely not exist in many years to come. It is too bad as these ones are gorgeous. Love old barns.

Jack said...

All three of your barns are fine battered beauties, but the middle barn is the one that caught my interest best. Lovely! And, yes, our societies are changing, aren't they? It is too bad that EG is now bisected by a highway. That can have some unfortunate and unplanned side effects. I hope EG avoids them.

Margaret Adamson said...

I love all these old barns and it will be awful if they disappear for ever.

ladyfi said...

These are lovely1

Kerri Farley said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your Barns!

Terri said...

Oh what gorgeous old barns. Sad to think they will be lost to strip malls and subdivisions. :(

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I also hate the subdivisions going up!

W. Latane Barton said...

I hate to see the things of the past vanish from our sight. We too soon forget, don't we?

Pat Tillett said...

Nice photos and barns! It is nice to be able to more quickly get to rural areas from a city.

Janie said...

The old barns are disappearing around here, too - either being torn down or just falling down. Love the one with the stone foundation. I love old barn pics.

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

such a shame that these wonderful barns will be gone soon
good that you have recorded them though

Amy Burzese said...

Love these old barns and farms. Hate to see them go. I didn't know that about Toronto being one of the largest cities.

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