Lonely Barn

How come most barns are so lonely? Always somewhere far away from the main living area, in the field, away in the mountains. These types of barns must be used only to store some hay or something. It would be unwise to keep any live stock, it will be eaten by the night creatures. I can’t imagine them used as workshops, a bit too far from the living area. But this is the case, they are standing lonely, sometimes forgotten by everyone around and waiting to be destroyed by rain and eating insects.

This one will be seen by a few additional eyes. “Thanks for stopping by and saying hello” – that was the barn thanking you. Smile


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48 Responses to Lonely Barn

  1. Mondrak says:

    It does look sad and pathetic. Almost like it’s crying for attention. Good photo.

  2. zelmare says:

    Oh wow it’s a beautiful picture!

  3. pommepal says:

    Standing all alone in the field of flowers it is so picturesque

  4. morninggloryphotography says:

    Ha! Would you believe I took a photo of something very similar today. Will post it later

  5. magsx2 says:

    It certainly does make you wonder why some barns are built so far away, and a lot do have windows as well, they would of cost a bit to build I am assuming, such a waste to see them rot away.
    A very nice photo, and I love the white wildflowers in the front they certainly do add to the overall photo.

  6. Ankur Sharma says:

    I like the way you write and describe things, Dmitrii.
    Nice Photo !

  7. Ellen says:

    I`d like to live in a place like this …

  8. vanevolence says:

    Awesome photo! I love barns. I think that the loneliest looking barns serve as a monument to a time long gone and forgotten.

  9. “Hello Barn!” Sweet sentiment and great composition. Nicely done!

  10. jazzersten says:

    Lovely photograph and nicely balanced.

  11. daeja's view says:

    even though it is falling down, the simple beauty makes me want to be there

  12. scillagrace says:

    You could keep a horse and a wagon and plow there. No “night creatures” are going to eat a horse!

  13. Madhu says:

    Love the composition.Why do desolate buildings make fabulous pictures?

  14. animalartist says:

    Dmitrii, this is lovely and looks like a scene I’d paint! You’ll see barns by themselves like this because the barn is very old and has been standing quite a long time–and at one time there was also a house and all the rest of a farm, but at some point it was abandoned and all the other buildings are gone. Barns were built to hold a huge amount of weight, of animals and hay and equipment, so they last a long time after the people are gone. When I find a place like this, I like to look for what else remains of the people who lived on the land. I hope that gives you a perspective on it!

  15. orples says:

    I adore old barns, and big meadows, and wide open spaces. This old barn reminds me of an old barn that we used to own in a pasture shirting the foot of the skyline drive. It brings back memories of playing with my sister in the stalls and the hayloft. There was an old sidesaddle that we used to play on, which had already seen its better days. I remember quite a few large blacksnakes slithering about in their search for mice in the hay. Oh what memories you’ve stirred with your lovely photo. Thank you! 🙂

  16. 96arley says:

    Your work is still phenomenal. Love this one especially. I’m dying to do a series on old barns.

  17. Beautiful shot. Love old barns!

  18. Mary says:

    We can be sure that this barn had a valuable purpose when it was built. Farmers didn’t part with money unnecessarily. I’m always amazed at finding abandoned farms with old outbuildings, each with a singular purpose contributing to the overall success of the operation. Your reader animalartist had it right, the house is likely long-gone but the timbers bracing up a barn are incredible stanchions. It’s only a lonely barn to us because we missed the thriving activity that came before it.

  19. weedimageoftheday says:


  20. A lot of history there.

  21. How lovely that you brought it out for all of us to see. Beautiful image!

  22. Beautiful photo. I like the composition very much. Jay

  23. Beautiful shot. I love old buildings – especially barns.

  24. Jim says:

    Barns are solitary creatures for the most part. Think about it. Ever see Bob Ross paint a herd of barns?

  25. Dmitrii says:

    thank you all for your comments! appreciate it very much! long day at work…get some sleep now 🙂

  26. Hello, Dmitrii! Congratulations, you received The Versatile Blogger Award. Here is the link to my blog, please take a look: http://wordsfromanneli.wordpress.com/

  27. Great shot! Beauty can be found even in the saddest of scenes.

  28. Lovely old place – your barns are far more picturesque than any around here!

  29. Anita Mac says:

    Gorgeous – I love the lonely old barn shots – they always have a story to tell!

  30. Daniela says:

    This has the feel of a painting. Nice.

  31. samacwns says:

    Love this!! Great shot and editing!

  32. Shutterbug Sage says:

    Such a great shot! I’m a huge sucker for barn pics!

  33. Truels says:

    What a find – this barn in these environments. Great contrast between this and the delicate green in the background.

  34. Adria says:

    I love this! I love taking photos of old barns myself. Love your work!!!!

  35. Reminds me of the little house on the prairie for some reason 🙂

  36. Dang, I love barns! Beautiful photo!

  37. ktisquirky says:

    I love derelict buildings, especially barns! Thanks for sharing the beauty.

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