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November 17, 2008 / Bo Mackison

Skeleton Barn

Drafty Barn

Drafty Barn

A land without ruins is a land without memories – a land without memories is a land without history.

Abraham Joseph Ryan


  1. Marcie / Nov 17 2008 3:21 am

    Such a perfect quote…and so very true. Love the balance of texture and composition here. Sad…but nice.

  2. suehenryphotography / Nov 17 2008 7:11 am

    So interesting that just yesterday I took a drive in our county and noticed many barns in the same state. The quote is perfect. I love it that you chose to isolate part of the interesting barn in your image rather than simply take a photo of a barn. This POV certainly adds to the character of the piece.

  3. Anna Surface / Nov 17 2008 9:46 am

    Very, very nice capture in the overgrown and the open, staring windows. I truly love the quote and how apt. 😀

  4. Laurie / Nov 17 2008 11:20 am

    Love the quote.

    This is a really excellent find…not too much left of this structure but what is left has great lines.

  5. Gandalf / Nov 17 2008 3:27 pm

    Now that is a barn with transparency. You are in step with the political times.

    I love the mixture of textures in this shot. You capture stonework, weathered wood & fading paint, naked rafters and a rich blue sky.

  6. Nicole / Nov 18 2008 2:25 am

    Awesome shot, I love places like this.
    Perfect light too!

  7. gypsy-heart / Nov 18 2008 4:49 am

    I agree with everyone..this is great.
    Looks like the perfect place to explore!

  8. organicsyes / Nov 20 2008 10:58 am

    Gets me thinking of a time I was in Spain…as an American, the 200 year old buildings I thought were soooo old in the US turned out to be nothing in Spain…Romans, Moors…but what really struck me was the delapidation (sp?)…all of these ruins amid the newness of the “cities” I was in…the graffiti, the homeless sleeping in ancient ruins…

    What do we preserve..and what do we just let go?

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