Saturday, August 18, 2012

Keeping watch

This barn sits near the old townsite of Warnerville, just east of Oakdale Ca. Adobe foundation, scrub oak timbers and constructed with square nails and spikes.
Most of it's been around since the 1880s.

5 comments:

MissK said...

Love old buildings, so fun to explore. The energy inside and around them is always so gripping.

"Le vecu d'autrefois laisse ses traces"

hiswiserangel said...

We've got a lot of those around the Panhandle. Poppy calls them "love shacks" or "honeymoon cottages". And Mom aways whacks him on the arm. 50 years and counting....

Stinkwilly said...

What MissK said. Call me wierd but
I even like the smell of old buildings like those in the picture.
Not all old buildings, just the ones out in the country. Seems there is always a breeze blowing through the gaps in the weather beaten siding.......you can almost ...hear...it's past.

wirecutter said...

I always imagine who had been there before me. If there's an old tool or piece of machinery I think back to the people that handled it, wondering what their lives were like.

MissK said...

Chills Stinkwilly :-) and yes Wirecutter, I do that too. And there's just something special about using found lumber vs new lumber, or whatever else, for certain things, I find it has that feeling of "previous life, VĂ©cu" that makes a project so much more interesting.