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Sunset, Abandoned Barn

Sunset With Old Barn

I couldn’t stop to photograph today but got this one several years ago, a sunset behind this abandoned barn.

The house is gone now, simply fallen to pieces or pulled down by Virginia Creeper vines, a nice big, square four-bedroom farmhouse on a rise with a nice view at a bend in the road adjacent to a developed neighborhood. No one had lived there for decades, but if it had ever gone for sale, I was ready. It never did.

Barns tend to stand a lot longer than houses. They are built to carry much more weight and stress, animals, equipment, materials, feed, and they don’t go down easily. The house is gone but the barn lives on. Someone cuts the grass, but I’ve always wondered at the story.

 

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