Thursday, August 25, 2005

the bid is signed



My husband serves on the village board of our tiny community. Knowing on my fascination and history of photographing "the barn", he returned from the monthly meeting with news.

"They've signed a bid to have the barn torn down", he said.

"August," he continued. "Don't know exactly when though."

I remember well the cold winters day I sat shivering in the abandoned hay loft, marveling at the grandeur of the space. It always reminded me of a cathedral, abandoned now to birds, raccoons and the occasional photographer. On that day I fantasized about buying an entire professional lighting set up, to allow me to successfully capture the beauty of the loft. And then I longed for Travis' talent in shooting in the most difficult of lighting situations.

I decided to make the best of what I had and grabbed a shot of the massive beams and soaring roof.

8 comments:

Rurality said...

Beautiful shot. Sad news!

KatKit13 said...

I'm sorry you're losing such a lovely old friend.

Floridacracker said...

It is such a shame to lose these. Sometimes a building is more than boards and nails...

Zanne said...

I've somehow made it "my space" - which it isn't, but it was a place where I could find (as my children used to call it) a piece of quiet. I was more than board and nails for me.

Vicki Bennett said...

oh, my! you came highly recommended by Roxanne at Melange and now I see why! What beautiful photographs.
The barn! No hope of saving it?
I'm going to visit a bit in your archives- I'm already being drawn downward to that pig...

Zanne said...

Welcome Vicki - stick around. On my very first post I promised to bake a pie, which I haven't done yet. And very soon - after I return from my foray south (Charleston) I'm going to run a contest. Not to be missed!

Tai said...

This is a fantastic image, and I'm glad you managed to capture it before the barn meets it fate. The light peeking through the cracks is utterly surreal, and the more I look at it, the more I like it.

Man, I don't know what else to say. I really like this picture.

srp said...

The barn looks so sturdy, it is just hard to understand. My grandfather's barn was a lot smaller, this looks so open. What a great place to get 'a piece of quiet', think and dream.