Plain Barn

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 5 June 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

This barn's unusual roof line with no overhang on the front struck me as unattractive.. I wondered why the builder chose this design. Do you have any ideas as to why? Tuesday I link to Barn Charm where you can see many more old barns.

Rose from United States

I have no idea about the roof--in fact I even wonder about houses that are built like that. There are not very many built like that, but they always strike me as odd.

5 Jun 2012 5:32am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

I like the layer of grass in the foreground.

5 Jun 2012 5:35am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

looks lonely...

5 Jun 2012 6:51am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely Mansard roof. The wonder of wood

5 Jun 2012 8:51am

tanya from troutville, United States

i think it's a beautiful barn!

5 Jun 2012 10:47am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

You've found a barn with a gambrel roof, which is supposed to provide extra space in the interior upper level. That type of roof is common in Canada on the east coast, in places like Prince Edward Island. Definitely an odd looking design but this barn has charm indeed as it decays back to earth in your image.

5 Jun 2012 11:22am

Beth - VA from United States

sort of has a pink tint. guess it use to be red. i would think. ha. ha!! (:

5 Jun 2012 11:27am

tataray from france, France

Dans un endroit idéal, au milieu des champs.
Belle formr de grange.))

5 Jun 2012 12:13pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

I love the colours here,and all the details of that beautiful barn..most of all I love the way
you captured it with the blur grasses in front !

5 Jun 2012 12:23pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

Nice little timeless capture with soft color comp and lovely rich green carpet.

5 Jun 2012 12:25pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice image, although my worry with this place would be one big gust of wind and it would be over !

5 Jun 2012 12:51pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quelle forme cette ferme superb eavec le herbe quel tonailté bois, superbe.
Belle journée

5 Jun 2012 12:59pm

TexWisGirl from United States

it is a bit odd. maybe the extra sun is the reason its face has freckles. :)

5 Jun 2012 1:27pm

Earl from Salisbury, NC, United States

No idea about the roof line except to think someone made a bad decision in doing it. This looks like a three story barn with stables on the lower level and two floors above perhaps for feed and hay. Unusual barn.

5 Jun 2012 2:12pm

Harry from Apex NC, United States

Love the texture of the barnwood and the somewhat ranshackle condition. I also really like the distinct bands of color with the tan weeds, green grass, brown dirt and gray sky. I'm not so sure about the out-of-focus, wispy weeds rising above the fence. They are oaky, but also a distraction.

5 Jun 2012 3:16pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

The thing I noticed was a roughness on the front of it.

5 Jun 2012 3:37pm

Tricia Hays from poplar bluff, United States

Hi Don,

The 'no overhang' caught my attention 1st thing & it IS pretty odd, but not really unattractive, I don't think... I think she's a beauty & I want those sliding barn doors at the bottom! Nice

Thank you for joining =)

5 Jun 2012 3:38pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Maybe it was an attempt to keep some of the rain/snow off the sides, but then again, it's not big enough to be effective-dunno!

5 Jun 2012 3:57pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like the original roof shape and certainly well built for a reason but, not knowing your country, it escapes me. Perhaps to soften the big rainstorms??

5 Jun 2012 4:26pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

I know what you mean. It is a shame because the rest of the barn has a lot of charm.

5 Jun 2012 5:45pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's probably a cheaper, quicker way off doing things. I agree it's a bit ugly but, it has lasted a long time it seems.

5 Jun 2012 5:46pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the soft color and the detail of the texture of the barn. Very nice image.

5 Jun 2012 5:47pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This is a truly ugly barn Don! The texture is wonderful but the design leaves a lot to be desired! ;-)

5 Jun 2012 6:21pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

It's really not a very charming barn !!! I like the texture and natural colors of wood ... Nice shot

5 Jun 2012 7:14pm

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Superb capture! Wonderful composition.
Good luck !!!

5 Jun 2012 8:48pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Charming barn and love the knotted timber; we have some similiar barns in our county. Great shot!

5 Jun 2012 8:49pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Possibly seen its best years, as it doesn't look too strong, but another barn to your collection.

5 Jun 2012 8:59pm

Caryn Caldwell from United States

That does seem weird, especially when it rains and the water drips down the front. Unless it's much easier/cheaper to make it this way (but that doesn't seem to outweigh the cost of having to replace the barn much more frequently). Hmm. Cool image, though!

5 Jun 2012 9:47pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

That is a nice old barn picture. Love all the different shades of wood.

5 Jun 2012 11:29pm

Mari from United Kingdom

Nice old barn! I think the roof is strange too, but I like the rest of the design, and the grass and fence in the foreground is great!

6 Jun 2012 12:00am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I still think it is a pretty barn. Great POV! I like the grass in the foreground.

6 Jun 2012 12:49am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


6 Jun 2012 2:39am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I wonder if it is for improved aerodynamics.

6 Jun 2012 3:00am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

and like the other barns, it seems like it's abandoned too..

6 Jun 2012 7:50pm

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

Maybe it needs a reno, too.

7 Jun 2012 3:42pm