Monday, June 15, 2015

Abandoned barn

 Log barn

In our travels around central Ontario,  my husband and I have discovered many treasures that may soon disappear. One of those is this old log barn, now abandoned.

 Long shot of barn

Although the barn is not in use, the land around it it still is. I walked up a bumpy dirt road to take these photos but clearly the road had recently been used by farm vehicles.

 Open door

I was curious. Would you be?  Yes, it was naughty but I confess I did venture through that open door.

 From inside

It was dark but not as much as I had predicted as...

Through the roof

lots of light was coming from above.

More photos from Our World can be seen by clicking HERE.

49 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Poor old barn. It looks like it has been abandoned for a very long time. Great photo all around.

Kovács Miklós said...

Very nice collection really. Not too good to see in this conditions but personally I very like such old buildings due to their special athmosphere. Have a great week.
Cheers from sunny and very hot (+35C) Budapest.

Mersad said...

Really great rustic shots. Barns always have a great charm in images.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Amy at love made my home said...

What an amazing building!! xx

eileeninmd said...

Great series on this old barn. I love the weathered wood and rusty roof! Happy Monday, have a great week ahead!

Andy said...

Nice photos Camera Girl. Log barns are rare.

BlueShell said...

It is so sad to see all those barns abandoned...once full of life, and now...
It is sad...
BShell

Blueshell.azurara.net

Revrunner said...

True ephemera.

Anvilcloud said...

What fun to go exploring.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful pics. I love the patina of the grey wood. Too bad they are not kept up but I think the metal barns are a lot less maintenance but they are not as photoworthy.

Here in Oklahoma the tall grass would be full of chiggers and ticks.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh you were brave to go in EG, looks like it's ready collapse in the next breeze :) Beautiful series of images.

Barbara Wójcik said...

Beautiful!!!!I like it.

Sandra said...

If i owned it I would leave it there because to me it is a work of art, even in the state it is in. thanks for the inside pics.. love the hole in the roof..

handmade by amalia said...

It's a little sad to see a forgotten barn, and yet so beautiful.
Amalia
xo

Kathy said...

I would have been afraid to go in for fear that it would collapse on top of me!

TexWisGirl said...

a rare find!

Mary Hone said...

Oh very cool. I would have stopped too.

see you there! said...

Makes for wonderful photo's but it looks like it is about to come down any minute.

Darla

VP said...

I would like to explore one of these...

William Kendall said...

One wonders how long it'll last.

Judy said...

I imagine that this was a magnificent looking place in it's early life. Now getting old and wearing out. I can relate to that.

Lowell said...

This is, in some way, a shame as log structures are so unique and so beautiful. I think this is almost beyond hope, though!

Karen said...

Cool old barn. I would salvage some of the boards for furniture making.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures of that great, old barn! Don't you wish it could talk and share its history!! Like Judy, I can relate to "getting old and wearing out"!! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!!

RedPat said...

Sad to see but it looks like it is past the point of no return!

Halcyon said...

I definitely would have wandered in too! You can always apologize later. ;-)

Linda W. said...

Nice shots of that old tumble-down barn.

Susan said...

Wow, I love the logs!

Gail Dixon said...

That must've been quite a barn in its heyday. Not often you see a barn built with logs like that. It's really beautiful even in its decaying state.

Jenny said...

Great photos. The 4th one makes me feel very nostalgic as it reminds me of old, but serviceable and in decent repair, barns that I frequented when I was young. The one in the photo is falling apart, but 50 years ago it would still have had animals in it.

A Quiet Corner said...

You found a natural skylight!!!...:)JP

Geoff Wilkinson said...

A very photogenic barn, well done you for going inside. I particularly like the first inside picture...

"E", ...Beth... , from VA. said...

i love the hole-y roof. i am going to look at your blooms below. great beautiful times i see. have a nice week. ( :

Rose said...

Beautiful images of a lovely old barn! How I would love to know its story!

Stephanie said...

Love the close up shots of the wood on that barn. A real nice looking barn.

Cloudia said...

Glad you went in!



ALOHA from Honolulu,
ComfortSpiral




Chandra Eswaran said...

I applaud you for two things about this post, Tina:
1) your passion to find new things to post about
2) your courage to go into an abandoned, decrepit barn

The photos are exquisite!

Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Randy said...

Sad but it made for some beautiful shots.

Felicia said...

its always sad to see wonderful buildings like this in such disrepair.

Mama Zen said...

What a beautiful find!

Small City Scenes said...

Lovely old sad barn. A log barn at that. One wonders exactly how old it is and what stories it could tell. I got a little catch in my throat looking at it. Excellent shots.
MB

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Interesting find, very nice pictures of the old barn!

Kay said...

What an amazing old barn! I'm not sure I've ever seen one constructed that way. It's a shame to see it dying. It looks as if it was stout and solid in its day.

Mascha said...

Great series! I like the old wood. Soon it will no longer be there, but you have given it a monument in your photos.

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

It must have been a lovely barn once upon the time.

llandudnopictures said...

Great shots, but I fear a good storm could just about see this barn off!

Bergson said...

a good price for sale

carolann said...

We had a barn near where I live. It was in shambles like this.

Great takes.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We see so many abandoned barns in our travels, sad but oh such beautiful photos. Brave you, thanks for sharing.

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