red barns…

In November I went to Sudbury with my son and his wife and of course along the way I took photos from the moving vehicle…so keep in mind all these have been taken from a moving vehicle…   Some of you will know I have a thing for old buildings, barns, vehicles, etc., when I  looked over these photos I realized I’d captured a few red barns…you can read here  why barns were painted red originally and why the tradition continues in some cases.   red.barn.2014







9 responses

  1. Interesting stuff, they also look cool in red especially in the snow 🙂

    January 3, 2014 at 12:43 am

    • lol…this is the landscape here, at least it is what I see! 🙂

      January 3, 2014 at 3:19 pm

  2. Love your red barns.Heather. Now you have me remembering an old man who was a friend of our family when I was growing up. He often used to say, “Oh, murder in the red barn!” if something surprised him. I later learned that there was a woman named Maria Marten, who was murdered in a red barn in Suffolk, England in the 19th century, and that there was a play written about it, called “Murder in the Red Barn.” 🙂

    January 3, 2014 at 1:09 am

    • that is amazing…thank you Sylvia for passing along that info…I love to learn new info…I was surprised to find that once paint as we know it was invented red was still chosen as it was the cheapest color…interesting how customs begin!

      January 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm

  3. What a beautiful barn!!

    January 4, 2014 at 4:59 pm

  4. LB

    Pretty good mobile shooting!! I love a red barn. When I travelled in Tennessee in 2012, I learned why barns had quilt squares painted on them, and of course the barn in the link has quilt squares on it.

    January 6, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    • it is either shooting from the vehicle and taking my chances or stopping every few hundred feet…we would never get to our destination if I did that…besides when someone else is driving it is difficult to constantly ask them to stop! What an awesome story about the quilt squares painted on barns, I don’t recall seeing any quilt squares here in Canada in my travels, but if I’m not mistaken I’ve seen them in Kentucky??? I think… The cost of paint is why most were painted red…years ago when paint was developed it was the least expensive color…hence barns were red until the price of paint began to go down. Always fascinating to learn new info…

      January 7, 2014 at 4:19 pm

  5. I love red barns. The one with the faded paint is especially nice. You are queen of moving-vehicle photography.

    January 6, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    • thanks Bill…I think it is my favorite! You know, when someone else is driving it is difficult to ask them to stop every 100 or so feet when I spot something that catches my eye, we’d never get to the destination! So I take photos as we are driving, sometimes they work and sometimes not! 🙂

      January 7, 2014 at 12:39 am

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