Tuesday, November 20, 2007

what's left

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This is all that's left of a large and impressive barn.

Many of the decaying properties decline at a slow rate and then things simply fall apart. This is a small portion of the original barn. This space contained stalls for the livestock, the large attached barn simply collapsed during a wind storm.

I can't imagine the sound involved in such a collapse. The pile of debris seems to insignificant in relation to the large volume of the barn itself. The gigantic 16-sided Teeple Barn in Elgin left an equally small pile of debris when it collapsed in a windstorm. It's gone forever, the debris pile removed and fresh grass is growing as if it never existed. But it did exist....in time and space.

2 comments:

Lori said...

It's always such a shame to see these beautiful buildings on their last stand. It is the end of an era...a simpler time...a beautiful time.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

pablo said...

Not only is it a shame to lose such a building, but that looks like it contains a lot of good lumber that could be put to some other use if only the chance were there.