Any kind of building.
From the most basic, ancient, Cliff Dwelling,
to an old stone barn tucked away in the Burro Mountains,
to the very modern looking Weisman Art Museum on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota.
Prickett's Fort, near Fairmont, WV.
I'm sure some of us will come back with seconds. Or thirds!
Here's a dorm building at Yale. I had the room with the open windows (for a reunion two years ago):
See? What did I tell you? It didn't take me long at all to post #2: an old octagonal schoolhouse. Pretty strong contrast with the school I posted above, though both buildings are made of stone.
Wow, I've never seen an octagonal schoolhouse.
Where is it?
It's in northeast Pennsylvania. Very old, obviously, and hasn't been used in a very long time. I'm glad to see it's being taken care of.
Interestingly (or perhaps oddly), the house where Patty Hearst was kept hidden away back in the 1970s is just down a little dirt road from this building.
In the summer, this gazebo is covered with vines making a nice shady spot in the garden. But in the spring when this picture was taken you can see the bones of the structure.
I like your gazebo.......this may be building overload.
Solstice, what kind of vine(s) do you use? I'll bet that's a lovely spot to sit.
Crunchpa, is that my hometown (NYC), or am I imagining things? I'm thinking I'm even looking at the apartment house where I used to live.......the New York Hilton......the Flatiron Building........but some pieces are missing. I'm probably in the wrong city. :-)
I have the perfect juxtaposition for NYC... literally an old abandoned "little house on the prairie" (some will remember it from about a month ago).
Montezuma's Castle near Lake Montezuma, AZ.....not too far from Sedona.
I haven't posted here in a long time, but after seeing these photos, I thought I'd join in on the fun.
Ron, you picked a great theme.
Nice variety of homes you've shared!
Makes me want to vist my relatives in W VA again, and all the great history there.
Love the ornate window trim in the Yale dorm. Also love the wildflowers softening the octagonal schoolhouse.
Love the "skeleton" look of your Spring gazebo...would love to see the gazebo covered with Summer vines.
Magnificant big city shot!
Nice place to visit, I bet, but I wouldn't want to live there.
I love old buildings, esp. with windmills as accents. I bet that old barn (shed?) holds a lot of memories.
What a castle! I bet it's built stronger than most buildings of today!
Now for my additions,
This photo is an old abandoned barn and silos in SE WI taken back in April, when the land was still "asleep":
We happened to drive past the same place on our way home for up North, and stopped to shoot the scene again, surrounded with green:
The back side:
The old silo:
Great pictures, everyone!
Julie, welcome. I'm glad that you've joined us. I enjoy your farm pictures very much. I grew up on a dairy farm and always enjoy looking at old building sites.
Castle of Chillon / Switzerland on a visit last year.
Here is a link that might be useful: Castle of Chillon
About the gazebo: I wish it were mine but it isn't. It's in the demonstration veggie garden at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. I'm not positive but I believe they grow morning glory vines on it - they would easily cover it in a season.
Zachariah's cabin. My great-great grandfather's in NW Georgia. He was the town treasurer and kept the money in a box under his bed.
alisande, it sure is the flatiron building, from atop the Empire State.
Meant to say....fabulous pictures and what a wide array of buildings!
Ha! No wonder I couldn't find the Empire State Building! :-)
Julie, I love that first picture. Glad you decided to play.
Gmom, how wonderful to have that connection.
All the pix of abandoned buildings tug at the heart. I wonder how much longer they'll last. It's moving to look at that "little house on the prairie," for instance, and know it was someone's home.
Alisande, I know what you mean about abandoned buildings. It seems like such a waste to let them go. When I lived in New Mexico I'd explore ghost towns. There were many up in the mountains. Often associated with a mine that petered out. Here's a pic of what is left of Lake Valley. The name is as appropriate as Greenland!
Or sometimes I'd happen across an old homestead that didn't work out.
I just found this forum and wanted to post. This is the only building picture I could find on my PC. House on Pickwick Lake. Sorry it's crooked. We were in a boat. Waves were up.
Here is a link that might be useful: MY BLOG
And, a little crooked isn't bad. You or the camera could have wound up in the water.
Welcome Ramona! We're glad to have you.
The more, the merrier, Ramona.
Jump right in.
The Tokyo Tower at night.....as seen from my grandson's bedroom window.
Fairie House made from sticks and leaves:
Carol, I never heard of the Tokyo Tower. Beautiful!
And the Fairie House is a wondrous building......
Thanks for the welcomes. Posted the picture and then had family matters and had to get out of pocket. Am just now back on the net. 13 days away from internet. How horrible!