Monday, June 20, 2011

Random Photos ~ Random Thoughts

"Art" on the Prairie's?




Can you picture some settler,
after having traveled thousands of miles
west across Canada
stopping in the middle of nothing and saying to his new bride,
"This looks like a good place to build a house!"




 Why don't people take down their
old houses and old barns?




The End


29 comments:

missing moments said...

So enjoyed the pics ... I love old barns!!!! Unfortunately, not many glimpses of them here in the city of love, Philadelphia! :-)

Christine said...

Love old buildings. In fact when we first moved north of the big city, 11 yrs ago, my husband took a different country road to work, looking for old buildings. One day after work, he walked into an old dilapidated house, and dragged home a kitchen cupboard, probably 80 yrs old. I told him never to do that, what if he fell through the floor and was left there to...
It's a really nice cupboard, probably has some great memories and was once filled with preserves.
Thanks for the enjoyable pics.

Anesha said...

Beautiful photos, love the old house what a place to live!

Sandra said...

i have said the same thing about building out there in the middle of nothing. when we watch movies and they live in a house like this, i have said it many times. WHY would the settlers just stop in the middle of NOTHING and build. i like the strange art you found, wild and cool and crazy, also great photos

Brian said...

Such a great bunch of pictures and I guess all's well that ends...well!

It's me said...

Beautiful..have a nice week darling....love Ria....xxx..

Bossy Betty said...

They don't take them down so you can create beautiful photos from them, silly! The one of the house on the prairie is just stunning.

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

Oh, nooo! Don't take them down! They have the same charm as an old face, of a gentle person, full of wrinkles, memories and experience. Wouldn't you agree?

And they do not make the scene ugly. They add interest to a "plastified", hurried and money-making style of life.

Your pictures are fantastic!
xxxxx

Hot Rocks said...

Doesn't look there is much shade there. Or as my husband says "It was 104 degrees in the shade.....and there was no shade!"

BeadedTail said...

Great photos Catherine! There was always old houses and barns around when I was growing up in Kansas and I loved to explore them. I found a lot of old treasures that way and it's fun to imagine who lived there. We didn't have antelope though! :)

GreatGranny said...

Very nice interesting photos. The prairie looks so desolate and lonely. My first thought is if there's internet....lol

Tracy said...

you know Cat, I have actually had that same thought...why don't people take down their dilapidated barns and homes? URGH!!!
Case in point...we have an old barn and shed in the land across from our school and when the tornado came through in April it knocked both down and there they sit...no one has touched them nor does it seem anyone even cares.
Such is life...
you showed beautiful photos...

S. Etole said...

what a fun variety ...

Sylvia said...

Beautiful and interesting photos, Catherine !
Hugs,
Sylvia

Stacey Dawn said...

Cool images...
I've wondered too - how settlers decided that THIS is the spot for their house.

I love old barns - their character, their weathered appearance... the stories that I can imagine that go with them (plus the click opportunities!)

Ann said...

You must have been in some hurry to take these pictures because that is the worst parking job I have ever seen....lol
Love your random thoughts and photos.

Linda R. said...

WOW.. Those are some random shots.. Now you got me thinking..

Happy Monday my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Tamago said...

Wow amazing photos! Even that broken car looks beautiful. I haven't seen horizon like these in person for a long time. Looks like time has stopped there :-)

Lin said...

That guy who built that house must have had my neighbors!! Hahaha!

All that space looks lovely to me. :)

Cheri said...

I love old barns, old cars - junk can be very interesting to others!

Carolina Mts

Lisa RedWillow said...

So very beautiful. I do hope the rain will stop and soon. Its flooding close by.
So glad you stopped.xo

Pamela said...

Catherine these photos are incredible!!!! I love them and they are funny too!!!
I watched the weather channel (can you tell I'm a Canadian?) and saw the flooding in Saskatchewan..hope your place is okay!!!

I should do a post on the "real houses' here on the island...think Red Neck/Burt Reynolds! Ten rusted cars and always an RV for the in laws on the front lawn!!

Pamela xo

Splendid Little Stars said...

I love the photo of the house in the middle of the prairie. (both of them)
You have captured some very interesting scenes!

Mariette said...

Dearest Catherine,

Lots of humor in that prairie 'Art'... I love that one with the tv on a pole and suitcases with chairs and a bike... How they landed there?!
Yeah, why can't they tear down the old barns and homes. That is the same here in the US too; an eyesore often. But it comes with the freedom...

Lots of love,

Mariette

Linens and Royals said...

The house in the middle of nowhere is giving me agrophobia, I need something on the horizon;like a mountain.
Love the junk photos. XX

mborrero said...

Wow love the photos something really new and fresh. As is old and interesting, first time seeing that.

namaste
Melina

living, creating, and appreciating
~my blog

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Bringing Pretty Back said...

When I see old homes that are abandoned and should be torn town, I think about the hapiness and excitement when the home was first being built. It was more thwn likely the dream of the husband and wife.
The planning and dreaming- they raised a family there- and there it sits abandoned.... kinda sad to me.
great post,
Have a pretty day!

Kristin

♥Ingrid♥ said...

Hello Catherine,what a special post,beautiful pictures and I love the farm in the middle of nowhere...Have a sweet evening x

Katy Noelle said...

Why don't people take down their old houses and barns?

They leave them to be beautifully picturesque? The answer is probably sad, actually.

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