Sunday, April 26, 2009

SundayStills - barns

I knew BARNS were going to come up as a challenge soon. For those of you who aren't in on this weekly photo challenge, it is worth noting that many of the contributers seem to live on ranches and have animals that are bigger than my cat and turtle. I live in (sortof) the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) where such things as barns and farm animals are in short supply.
However - as luck would have it, while I was taking photos of the chapel at Appleby College (which is on an old lakefront estate in Oakville) for last week's challenge, I found this:

right across from the stained glass windows of the chapel
with the tennis courts attached

looking a little different from the usual barn

It is the fancy stonework that fascinates me

for more barn views see SundayStills

31 comments:

  1. Great shots! As a fellow GTA'er, I agree that the subject matter was a bit tough this week! :)

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  2. very nice, way to plan ahead..:-)

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  3. Andrea: a bit of travelling is involved.

    Wife: thanks, very simple (couldn't see inside, but would be very unbarn-like I'm sure)

    Ed: I know! I laughed when I came home and saw the challenge.

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  4. LOL I was in a challenge recently and submitted a flower shot - little did I know the group is all about self portraits and people shots.

    this is a great find for your challenge.

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  5. Love the beautiful stone work.

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  6. That is some barn! And lovely brick/stonework. Looks like a bit of recyling done there!

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  7. very nice detail shots. Interesting! Usually around here we see vertical boards, not horizontal.

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  8. That's a real neat looking Northern American barn, I wonder where that style of building came from originally? Do you think maybe Scandinavian?

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  9. Nice shots, beautiful stone work~

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  10. That stonework is incredible. Really nice shots!

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  11. Good shots - the rock base is beautiful.

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  12. Good find. I too am a GTA'er, so 3 of us had to do some barn hunting.

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  13. That is a sturdy barn. I too live where there aren't many barns. You can see what I came up with over at my photo blog.

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  14. Good job, you obviously pay attention to your surroundings and noticed the sign. Nice details too.

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  15. Good job on finding that barn! The stonework is beautiful! :)

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  16. Crikey you have to be up early to be first to comment on here! However, that fancy stonework is very impressive - I am rather fond of really old stuff like this and it takes me ages to drive anywhere as I always have to stop and photograph old houses etc. You have done a good job!

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  17. That is one wonderful barn, I love the stonework. I always have to wonder about the history of old building and wish they could talk:)

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  18. What a spectacular barn. Great choice.

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  19. You are right, the brick work is intriquing! And you have answered to the challenge-haha

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  20. The stonework is incredible. Great catch!

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  21. I have loved seeing the variety of barns. You found a treasure! I wonder about the story of the folk who laid the rock wall and took such care in their work. Thanks for bringing it to us.

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  22. Char: thanks. what a way to be 'original'!

    Holly: yes, I wondered about those horizontal boards.

    Irene: that's an interesting thought - and I have no idea.

    Amanda: that's what you get for being so far ahead in the time zones!

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  23. Thanks for visiting and for your compliments, everyone.

    I think this was the most fun challenge as I visited everyone's very different barns.

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  24. What a great way to referbish an old barn! I love it!!!!

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  25. Beautiful! So nice to see the old barn being used for new things.

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  26. Thank you so much for stopping by my place on my verst week of the Sunday Stills.

    I love the stone on the bottom and the wood on the top. I've never seen that in real life now only in pictures. I loved this barn hunt. I need more!

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  27. That barn is lovely and so well-preserved! The stonework is amazing, too!

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