Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Beauty and the Beast

This beauty has been used as an event center for wedding receptions, family reunions, dances, etc for the last several years.  However the owner is having health issues and it now sits empty.



This beast has been laying here for several years.  But as I drove by the other day it has all been bulldozed down.


The silo is also gone and the land is being prepared for crops.


We see barns of all sizes and shapes, in all conditions in our part of the state.  You can see barns from all over the world by going to Barn Charm at Bluff Area Daily.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Until next time

Barb

49 comments:

Mari said...

That first one truly is a beauty! I hope someone takes care of it, so it's doesn't end up in the same condition as the second!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Oh it is sad when they total them down.

They have such charm don't they.

Thanks always for sharing your barns of beauty.

Tricia Hays said...

Definitely a beauty & a beast... If the barn falls, it should be cleaned up, shouldn't it, tho, I don't like seeing them fall to begin with... but, they do.
I hope the owner's health issues are taken care of & he/she gets better, cause it would be a shame to see that beauty fall down, too.

Thanks for joining =)

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that first one... be still my heart.

Renae said...

Hoping you have a nice week. The beauty and the beast is a great title for these barns. (hug) Glad you had a nice weekend.

My Little Home and Garden said...

The first barn looks so grand; it's rather sad to think it is now empty. Although the second one is now gone, it's encouraging to hear that farming is still taking place on that piece of land.

I hope you week is off to a good start, Barb.
-Karen

Brian King said...

I've never seen anything like the first barn! That's like the mansion of barns! Gorgeous!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

That has to be the most beautiful barn I have ever seen! I would loooove to see it in person. Just gorgeous.

Dorothy said...

I always enjoy viewing your pretty barns!

Donna said...

I adore the first barn it is gorgeous and sad that it is empty. Hopefully it will be reopened for events. Sad that the other one was torn down.
I added you to my blog roll so I don't miss your posts!
Hugs,
Donna

Beth said...

The first barn is gorgeous!! The second barn is a sad sight indeed.

✿ chica said...

Gosto muito de ver celeiros!!Lindos! beijos,linda semana,chica

Nancy Claeys said...

You just never know when a barn will disappear one day - great that you were able to capture that silo before it was demolished.

Pam :) said...

Lovely shots, Barbs :)
What a difference in every way, but they each have their own charm.

Olive said...

That first barn is gorgeous. I sure hope someone maintains it. Our southern barns are much smaller than these you show.

Zoey said...

That first barn is just wonderful. I would think it would be a great celebration venue for all kinds of events. I hope someone keeps that business going. It would be such a shame to let that barn decline.

Maple Lane said...

That first photo is magnificent. I hope you are feeling better.

Carletta said...

That first one is a real beauty!
Was it converted from an old barn?
Sad that it's just sitting there unused.
I can understand bulldozing the fallen barn but it's a shame the silo was destroyed.

Amy Burzese said...

Great title. The first one is very elaborate.

Kathy said...

Old barns make way for new - somethings. I guess it's just the cycle of life.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's a good reason to stop and photograph the old barns...you just never know how long they will be there.

Sally in WA said...

That is a gorgeous red barn! Have a terrific week.

Robyn said...

I LOVE the first barn. What a neat looking place to have a celebration.

Rose said...

Oh, my, that first one is such a beauty. Probably one of the prettiest I have ever seen.

Prims By The Water said...

I'm sure the beast was a beauty at one time. Love the other barn and hopefully it won't end up like the beast. Take care, janice

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That first barn is really fabulous! Hope the owner gets well and keeps it up. Too bad about the beast, I'm sure it was a good barn back in the day. Great captures!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Wow, I would love to see a wedding reception in that first one! It's too bad about the health issues. Quite a contrast in photos this week!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Barb, what a magnificent barn for receptions. It is a beauty. Sorry to hear the owner is not well. Hope they feel better soon.
Sad about the beast. I am sure at one time, it was a beauty as well.
Thank you for sharing. I think I am caught up with you tonight. I have been so busy it has been hard to get around blogland. And, google reader is not working for me so I have no links to view and visit. Not sure what is going on with that.
Have a great week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Nell at njschout said...

What a beautiful barn the frist one is!

Elaine said...

The first barn has a definite Wow factor. You did capture the beauty and the beast, and fortunately you got the photos of the beast before it was torn down.

Carole M. said...

kind of from the sublime to the ridiculous :) very nice shots from you again Barb

Liz said...

That's quite a shame Barb as it's a beautiful and extremely well looked after barn.
It's also sad when barns are let go and collapse... they do have a time when they really are still charming even though they have fallen into disrepair.

EG CameraGirl said...

And this is progress??

Jori said...

The first one is so pretty. I love when people love and cherish barns. SO sad the second one was bulldozed.

Tanya said...

awww poor beast :(

Deanna said...

What a beautiful building to host parties, hopefully someone steps up and re-vitalizes it again.

marit´s,,, said...

Hello,,,
So great is the red building, but everything can not last forever I think of the house that collapsed.
Great pictures, have a nice day from Marit.

Jan n Jer said...

What a shame the first barn is not being used...it is a beauty!

Annmarie Pipa said...

what a contrast!
I would love to have one of my daughters weddings in that first barn...beautiful!

Debbie said...

What a great title, I couldn't wait to see what you had. Love, love, love beauty, what a wonderful, wonderful place!

I hope the beast was just as beautiful in its day. It's so sad to see it today.....I wish it could be restored!

Marie said...

That beauty is indeed beautiful! But its always so sad to see an old one bulldozed. Their time has passed, but it always makes me sad to lose an old house or barn.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, the first barn is fancy. I do like the title you have chosen, just perfect. Have a great day!

Sherri B. said...

Wow, that first barn is incredible...I hope someone continues to maintain it. Barns have such character...I love them. Beautiful photos!

Kerin said...

Great pictures...
I hope that the owner of the first barn is on the mend soon, and will be able to continue to run the reception business with that great barn.
So sad about the second one.
Perhaps, they have plans to re-build a great barn that will be there for the next generation to enjoy.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Barb,
I love your barn photos. So sad about the "beauty" being empty now and the owner being ill. We have quite a lot of barns in my area, too.
Hugs, Cindy

Renae said...

Oh Barb, I apologize for the dreary scenery your are having. Yes, a blanket of snow is lovely to see --- for a while anyway. Thanks for your kind words re: my tree photo. That means a lot coming from your talented self. lol. have a tremendous day!

Faye said...

Like it when barns are "re-purposed". There's a place in Virginia--Wolftrap Barns--that I love going to for concerts when visiting friends in the D.C. area.

Oh, speaking of "Beauty and the Beast" just saw the play last Saturday. It was so much fun to see all the little girls--and boys--dressed for an afternoon at the theater. Many accompanied by grandmas, it seemed.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH that first barn is wonderful...how great for receptions!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, that 1st one is a real beauty & then next views are so sad. wow ... what happened?

finally getting around to commenting on this barn charm ... away for a anniversary trip. big hugs. (: