Friday, April 23, 2010

Barns (96/100)


Latvia has got to have the world's premiere supply of dilapidated barns. We wander around the city and take a fair number of pictures of artfully decaying apartments and office spaces and art nouveau masterpieces. But it doesn't stop at the city limits! The staff photographer has mostly limited himself to the shots he can get out of a moving car, perhaps out of deference to The Lovely Katherine, who would have gone bonkers waiting for him to tromp around the plaĊĦi lauki of the country, framing just the right angle of each of the 10,000 (approx) scenic old barns of the country. But if it weren't for the day job that is the whole reason we're in Latvia in the first place, or the perhaps too-frequent hops around Europe on the weekends, we could have spent a lot of time and taken a lot of "charmingly run-down barn" pictures. Lucky for you all, we'll stick with this one for now.

2 comments:

A Daring Adventure said...

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hannah said...

Where I grew up in Arkansas, there were dilapidated old barns everywhere, and I always loved them - they're so beautiful in a sad sort of way. The photo is incredible, and now I have a reason to go visit Latvia!