Saturday, February 17, 2018

A Lonely Barn and Forgotten Metal


On my recent trip the Far East......of Alberta, we were somewhere close to the Saskatchewan border when a barn was spotted in the distance. It was hard to miss as there were no other structures near it and you could literally see for miles. Behind it was a graveyard of old cars and rusted metal paraphernelia.




Across the gravel road from the barn, was a car resting on it's side, it's hood flung a few feet. Almost as if it failed while trying to escape from the carnage across the way.


That barn and car have been there for decades, there was a homestead here at some point. Now the barn sits alone as time passes it by.


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  1. Desolate comes to mind. You wonder how long the barn can last.

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    1. Hi William, I always wonder that too when I see these old places.

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  2. Seeing your photos makes me want to brave the freezing cold & be there just to feel the remoteness of this great old barn & car graveyard!

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    1. Hi Christine, it's so still and quiet out there, except for the wind!

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  3. Poor old saggy barn. I know just how it feels.

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  4. I find these pics rather sobering - like the end of the world has come. Great pics though!

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    1. Hi RedPat, if someone lived out here, they might just miss the end of the world happening lol!

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  5. How is it standing with the wind able to blow through it? It was a sturdy barn in its day!

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    1. Hi Marie, yes these old barns were made to last!

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  6. Love both the barn and the car on its side! That third photo looking right through the barn is my favourite.

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  7. I'm surprised that the car is still on its side. You'd think there would have been a strong wind at one time to blow it over. The edge of the universe can't be far away from here.
    Your photos once again show the beauty of the desolate land you travel.

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    1. Thanks Bill, I wondered how long it's been like that, how did it happen. It's almost like the scene of an accident or something.

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  8. They've both seen better days

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  9. Jenn you come across the most interesting abandon places. Keep them coming.

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    1. Thanks Andy! Nothing will stop me from exploring! :)

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  10. Another great series .... post more car pics if you have them - we'll I.D. them for you :-)
    Frank

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    1. Hi Frank, do you know what this one is?

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    2. Hey Jenn, I can't see much of it but the back window curvature indicates a '46-'48 Ford Sedan :-)

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  11. That's kind of cool :) The photo of the car reminds me of Fargo. :)

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    1. Thanks Rain! Part of Fargo was filmed in Alberta!

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  12. Amazing find! Reminds me of old pics of the Midwest during the dust bowl....so desolate and sad but still so beautiful!
    Family Day sounds like a great holiday! Hope you have enjoyed it!

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    1. Hi Tanya, yes these area would be very similar to that. I also find them sad but beautiful.

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  13. Oh and those sweet little diamond shaped windows ☺ you really have to wonder what the story is here Jenn!

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