Barn-a-palooza!

January 22, 2013  •  1 Comment

   My recent adventures with my camera and mug of coffee brought me to the edge of Haywood County Tennessee.  I drove across some railroad tracks, but had second thoughts, turned the van around and headed down a long country road.  This was a good decision because I discovered a long driveway lined with a row of trees that led to an abandoned farmstead.  Little did I know how great a find this was.  

   The main house on the property was totally vandalized and gutted, but looked like it had been rehabbed in recent years.  It didn't have that rustic, worn look I like so I didn't even bother taking a photo of it.  Even though the house wasn't photographically appealing to me, the rest of the property was loaded.  I felt like I won a jackpot with so much history on one piece of farmland.  Two giant barns, a couple other smaller barns and buildings, a decaying house and an old cabin.  

   I spent around 2 hours photographing this property.  The sky changed constantly from a brilliant blue with clouds, to overcast and then just blue with a lack of clouds.  My plan is to go back to this property and photograph things in more detail.

Haywood County-61_2_3_4_5_6 Old pole barn and silo.  Lots of "treasures" for potential photos inside.

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These old shoes have seen better days.

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Maybe an old tractor shed.  It's falling apart and has holes in the roof.  Not much left inside.

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Not sure what the smaller building with the rusty roof was used for, maybe farm equipment.  

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I'm standing nearby the other large barn as I take this photo.  The barn in this image isn't in as good as shape as the other.  Lots of warped boards, but it can be saved if someone were to come along and give it some TLC.  The inside was the best part.  It looks like a lot of the wood was hand cut.  

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Haywood County-181_2_3 Not sure what this building was used for.  It sort of looks like it's the "catch all" for anything that lost its place.  In the inside it has a wall made of three old doors dividing the entire structure in half. 

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These are the two remaining houses on the property, both in really bad shape.  The one on the left is a very small house near the above building.  The other is a small one bedroom shack located across a field from the rest of the buildings.

Lots of history.  I feel like it's time to look for hidden treasures.


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Billie Morris(non-registered)
Christy,
I would like to buy notecards of the red barn (by itself) with green grass. 24 in color. Billie
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