For the week of 6/21 the theme is Buildings

ronf_gwJune 21, 2009

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.

Ron

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bigack

Prickett's Fort, near Fairmont, WV.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 11:38AM
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rcnaylor

Neat theme!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 12:13PM
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alisande

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):

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 12:22PM
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alisande

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.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 12:28PM
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ronf_gw

Wow, I've never seen an octagonal schoolhouse.
Where is it?

Ron

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 1:24PM
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alisande

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.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 4:06PM
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solstice98

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.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 4:37PM
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crunchpa

I like your gazebo.......this may be building overload.

From [A](http://picasaweb.google.com/ckami7/A?authkey=Gv1sRgCKzgj9WX98iIDg&feat=embedwebsite)
    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 6:38PM
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alisande

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. :-)

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 7:12PM
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rcnaylor

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).

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 7:19PM
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carol_in_california

Montezuma's Castle near Lake Montezuma, AZ.....not too far from Sedona.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 8:05PM
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luvtosharedivs

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!

Bigack,
Makes me want to vist my relatives in W VA again, and all the great history there.

Alisande,
Love the ornate window trim in the Yale dorm. Also love the wildflowers softening the octagonal schoolhouse.

Solstice,
Love the "skeleton" look of your Spring gazebo...would love to see the gazebo covered with Summer vines.

Crunch,
Magnificant big city shot!
Nice place to visit, I bet, but I wouldn't want to live there.

RC,
I love old buildings, esp. with windmills as accents. I bet that old barn (shed?) holds a lot of memories.

Carol,
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:

Julie

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 9:32PM
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ronf_gw

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.

Ron

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 9:41PM
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Konrad___far_north

Castle of Chillon / Switzerland on a visit last year.

Konrad

Here is a link that might be useful: Castle of Chillon

    Bookmark   June 22, 2009 at 1:13AM
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solstice98

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.

Kate

    Bookmark   June 22, 2009 at 8:53AM
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gmom74

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.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2009 at 10:07AM
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crunchpa

alisande, it sure is the flatiron building, from atop the Empire State.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2009 at 4:54PM
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pfmastin
    Bookmark   June 22, 2009 at 6:12PM
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pfmastin

Meant to say....fabulous pictures and what a wide array of buildings!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2009 at 6:14PM
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alisande

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.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2009 at 8:05PM
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rcnaylor

    Bookmark   June 22, 2009 at 10:59PM
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ronf_gw

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.

Ron

    Bookmark   June 23, 2009 at 8:14AM
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msmitoagain

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.

Ramona

Here is a link that might be useful: MY BLOG

    Bookmark   June 23, 2009 at 1:25PM
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rcnaylor

Welcome Ramona.

And, a little crooked isn't bad. You or the camera could have wound up in the water.

Cool buildings.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2009 at 1:32PM
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pfmastin

Welcome Ramona! We're glad to have you.
Pam

    Bookmark   June 23, 2009 at 2:49PM
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ronf_gw

The more, the merrier, Ramona.
Jump right in.

Ron

    Bookmark   June 23, 2009 at 9:24PM
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carol_in_california

The Tokyo Tower at night.....as seen from my grandson's bedroom window.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2009 at 7:58PM
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solstice98

Fairie House made from sticks and leaves:

    Bookmark   June 24, 2009 at 10:28PM
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alisande

Carol, I never heard of the Tokyo Tower. Beautiful!

And the Fairie House is a wondrous building......

    Bookmark   June 25, 2009 at 1:24AM
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msmitoagain

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!

Thanks again,
Ramona

    Bookmark   July 7, 2009 at 3:39PM
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