Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What Remains....

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This old barn is all that's left of a nearby farm. The farmhouse is gone and the farmland has been blanketed with a housing development.

It's disorienting to visit some of these places that have changed so dramatically from what I remember them to be.

10 comments:

Rachel said...

I know what you mean! I grew up in a little town in No. GA. that has a long and rich history. There was a beautiful home, near where I grew up, that was built in the early 1800's and was once used as a stagecoach stop. I loved that house and used to dream of growing up and living there forever. The last time I went to visit family... it was gone and... there was a Taco Bell there instead! So sad. I am glad to see you have a new entry. I enjoy your lovely photos. I recently started a blog myself, you should come by for a visit... www.rachelsdoggielife.blogspot.com

srp said...

The old barn on my grandfather's farm finally had to be torn down... it had been there for over 70 years. At least my cousins salvaged the wood and have used it in other pieces... even a key holder for my dad... I still love this picture!

Pablo said...

I live deep in the heart of suburbia, but even here you can find remnants of the past. The odd farmhouse among the McMansions or the stone entrance opening on the driveway of a humble home. There are even some surviving fence lines of Osage Orange trees.

Anonymous said...

To Suzanne-we seem to have a similar e-mail address: I am susan 57. My mother was going to name me Suzanne, but when I was born in 1951, the lady down the street had a baby a week before me, and named her baby Suzanne. So I guess you could see that my mom was reluctant to copy. I have always felt like a suzanne anyway. But to get to the point, I am enjoying your pictures and writing very much. I live outside of Boston in a town that had a population of 7,000 and a number of family farms and wooded hills in 1978, and now those farms and woods and hills are lost to giant ugly :mcmansions" and regional stores and businesses are creeping in. Your pictures are bwautiful but haunting and of a place my children hopefully will see one day.

Wendy said...

You have some really lovely photos on this blog. I especially love the old houses and things that look abandoned.

apples for poppy anne said...

I am new to your blog, but loving your facination with the farmhouses!
I LOVE your photos! Fantastic!
I will be back!
e.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog while searching for a picture of a bird nest, because I want to make a miniature one for a photo project of mine. I love your photos, keep on the good work. I'll be your reader in the future.

Larsson, Finland/Germany

Cookie said...

you have hit on my one weakness ... we take so many motorcycle trips across the country and my camera always looks for the abondoned farmhouses and barns. What a piece of history in our country - cant you just imagine all the hustle and bustle surrounding this in it's heyday??

GORGEOUS!!!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a pretty old red barn. We have one similar to it near us. I said to my husband just the other day, "We should enjoy that old barn. Some day it won't be there. There will be houses instead."

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen. It gave me a chance to meet you and your fun blogs.
Sam

Sherry said...

Suzanne, your pictures are absolutely amazing!! I'd like to barrow one for a post but I will have it link to your site. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Sherry