Telling you where this image was taken would ruin the surreal vibe of the photo so I won’t go there. Can you imagine walking around a place like this surrounded by 4 story fairytale characters. It definitely takes some getting used to.
Archive for November, 2008
I was out riding my bike, looking for things to photograph and I found a new construction area where they were building a sprawling new allotment. I rode back into the dirt roads because I remember seeing an old house up on the hill years earlier and I wondered what happened to it. It wasn’t long before I could see that it was still there but it was completely burnt and gutted. It was basically a shell of a previously ornate and probably very nice mansion. The property was fairly large and had clearly been sold to a developer. After a little wandering around I noticed a few small buildings around the back and one of them was this little church. It was also gutted and looking fairly neglected. What was spooky is that people had defaced the little chapel with satanistic markings and drawings. I was immediately spooked but found some time to snap some picts before getting out of there.
We used to live in Canal Fulton Ohio and we had a really great yard. It was about 3/4 of an acre which was big enough to play around in, yet easy enough to mow and care for. What was great about the house was that we were at the end of a street and our backyard opened up into a large field. Part of the year it was filled with that year’s crop (corn, beans, scrub during off years) and also cows. I don’t like cows for any particular reason, (my dog was a different story – he loved to provoke them) but I still remember when we first walked into the house for the first time they were passing by and we could see them through the open windows. There was something about the open windows in the fall, cool breeze and the cows grazing in the back yard that just sold us. It was very hard to give up the privacy and the view from our deck but we eventually outgrew the house and had to move. Our backyard now is nice but the view is lacking compared to the old pad. I guess there’s one positive – no cow odors wafting throughout the house in the fall.
This barn is located in North Canton Ohio. I drove down – I still drive down – this street at least a couple times a week. So, one day during a windy winter day I happened to have my camera with me. It was a crisp winter day with a fresh snow fall and this white barn looked very interesting against the snow and stark winter sky. I think it was the contrast of the white snow and barn against the dark black roof of the building that caught my eye. It was very dramatic. It might sound weird but this image reminds me of a mother and baby – like a horse and it’s colt holding close to keep warm during a winter storm.