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Barely Standing

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 4 January 2020 in Landscape & Rural.

This old barn and the land around it is for sale. I am sure that it will be bought by a developer and more houses will be built. It is sad that farmers have to sell out because they can no longer afford to farm the land.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2020 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Pretty abandonned sujet.

4 Jan 2020 6:16am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

It's always very sad when a house is in ruins...

4 Jan 2020 8:12am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Pour la rénovation, c'est peut-être un peu tard

4 Jan 2020 8:13am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition. Yes it is sad . You have with your beautiful photo a testimony of what was .

4 Jan 2020 8:38am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Oui, en effet, dommage...
Cependant j'aime beaucoup cette photo.
Bonne journée Elaine

4 Jan 2020 9:11am

ceteceva from Angers, France

Abandoned !

4 Jan 2020 9:36am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

What a shame. Looks like a great place to live. Always sad to see these old buildings rotting away in great rural locations. 5*

4 Jan 2020 9:48am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing barn.

4 Jan 2020 9:57am

Devi from Chennai, India

A mater of universal concern Elaine !!Looks pathetic !! That silo would speak volumes if it had a voice ..of the days when it was filled with grains !!

4 Jan 2020 10:53am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

slipping back in to the landscape nicely

4 Jan 2020 11:11am

Joyce from Montana, United States

A sad image indeed as is the story behind it. Here someone would gather all the wood and sell it because there is a big market for the rustic, history filled wood of barns and fences. Some old barns are restored. But so many out there are just "returning" to the Earth slowly. A kind of visual reminder of our rich past. And that all structure is impermanent here. Ya know?

4 Jan 2020 3:08pm

@Joyce: My son leaves in Oregon and they also collect the barn wood and other wood and reuse it. Some of the furniture and artwork that is created is just stunning. It is so sad that it is left to go to waste.

Joyce from Montana, United States

But what a beautiful capture, the soft swirling patterns of the trees, and harmonious colors overall.

4 Jan 2020 3:09pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice photo of this typical American old barn.
If you buy this barn you have to put a lot of money into it.

4 Jan 2020 3:29pm

Rose from United States

I see so many like this...and they pull at the heartstrings so...

4 Jan 2020 4:09pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Yes, very sad. YOu have composed this beautifully

4 Jan 2020 4:21pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wouldn't it be interesting to know the history of this place. Now it's probably home to some critters until it's back to the land or torn down. Nice composition.

4 Jan 2020 4:25pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien vu

4 Jan 2020 5:05pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle ancienne ferme et toit quel silo superbe décor et vue
Belle soirée

4 Jan 2020 5:32pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of this old barn that once was useful. It is sad that farming can be too expensive to the small farmer.

4 Jan 2020 8:09pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

It's so sad that farmers and others like them are put out of business like this. It sometimes seems that it's only big business is the only winner and the hard working farmer/small businessman becomes the looser. Terrific image depicting this Elaine

4 Jan 2020 11:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's sad to see the old place fall apart. Farming is a hard way to make a living especially on a small farm. Having grown up on one, I decided, at an early age, it wasn't for me.

5 Jan 2020 1:35am

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great photo.
It is sad about the farmers who have to sell out.

5 Jan 2020 1:35am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

fine shot of this derelict barn. i like the earth tones and the gentle blue sky

5 Jan 2020 3:19am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

how sad that they let it go

7 Jan 2020 12:58am