Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Remains of a Farm in Tinicum Pennsylvania

This place reminded me of something out of an old movie




It was a real blast from the past.
Beautiful even in old age and disrepair, only the faintest hint of it's red paint remains.
I had to drive for a while on a muddy one lane dirt road then after that I turned back on to a paved country road called Gruver road. That's where I found this place. I rolled down the car window and snapped a few shots. I was very tempted to drive in and really photograph the place. I wonder how old it is?

40 comments:

Glenn said...

Really nice photos. Interestingly I just recently took some farm photos as well and did both a color and a B&W.

Here's a link to the color:

http://gcriff.blogspot.com/2010/02/view-from-western-maryland.html

and here's the link to the B&W version:

http://gcriff.blogspot.com/2010/02/weekly-black-white-square-photo_16.html

Great minds and all that. I enjoy following your post and look forward to them.

Thom said...

I like the black and white real well those are just awesome.

mbkatc230 said...

Great shots James, especially effective in B&W. Although I love that faded red against the beautiful blue of the sky. What stories this place must hold! Kathy

Rebecca said...

I love the first shot, something about how it is edited, the color - making it feel stark, cold, wintry, and forgotten. To me it is just perfect.

Lily Hydrangea said...

this really is a beautiful scene. One of my favorite childhood memories is of visiting a run down old farmhouse. I can still picture it clear as day.

kaye said...

I like all three interpretations, it's a great place.

Luis Gomez said...

These are very nice. I liked the first one a lot. It looks stark I think that is what I like of it.

Cheryl said...

I liked the first one as it seemed to really tell a story. I too wonder who lived there, what did they farm, and where did they go?

Sunny said...

What a shame that the old farm has fallen into such disrepair. Its condition resembles a lot of farms in this area. I like the different affects you used.
By the way, great minds are thinking alike today! Ha-ha!
Sunny :)

cieldequimper said...

Beautiful and sad.

Olivier said...

magnifique, avec une préférence pour la deuxième photo, j'aime le traitement fait dessus

Malyss said...

The pace is destroyed but the wood and the roof don't seem to be very old..
It could be a good cover for a Steinbeck's book...

Hilda said...

An eerie but beautiful find. I love the sepia version with burnt edges.

VP said...

My favorite is the movie version, probably beacause I have seen place like this only in movies...

Woody said...

It breaks my hear to see farms in disrepair. The vignetting in the second photo adds visual interest.

imac said...

It sure does look interesting, think I might have gont to investigate more.

Cheryl Ann said...

It makes me wonder what happened to the family that lives there. So sad!

Thérèse said...

Probably not That old... Is there an historic building rescue around?

wenn said...

i would love to explore it!

Lois said...

You were certainly rewarded for your trouble on this shot! It's lovely. There is no telling how old it is.

Bibi said...

Nice ones; I especially like #2 photo. These are always sad places for me; I always think how someone loved them once, grew up there, had a whole life of memories... But again, maybe that's a happy thing, except that no one loves these places now.

Regina said...

Fantastic!
I haven't seen a barn yet:).
Love the monochrome.

Renee said...

I'm in love with the first one. Love the processing on it. Works perfectly for this photo. :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks for stopping and taking pictures, it's beautiful!Sorry that looks so abandoned,also I loved the blue sky at background!
Léia

Pam said...

It appears to be older than the hills but it is still beautiful in its fading glory.
Splendid photos, James... it was definitely worth the bumpy ride.

Tricia said...

I would venture to guess this place has seen its share of d e c a d e s!
LoL! But it's has a beauty to it, especially your sepia version! WoW!

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow! The framing on your black and white is AWESOME! The perfect seen for it, no doubt!

Louis la Vache said...

It is sad to see the buildings in disrepair.
Do you have any clue why the farm was abandoned?

Luis Gomez said...

James, I can see your images for Thursday, in the reader but once I go into your page to make a comment it is unable to find them. Just to let you know that something seems to not be working right.

Luis Gomez said...

Thanks for your comment. I don't want to load you up with comments here, but the pictures that I saw last night were the contortionist and another one that I can't recall.

Gattina said...

Wow, yes ! it looks so romantic too !

RuneE said...

Nice to see three different versions. I think I prefer the monochrome - a subject well suited for it.

PS personally I would been a bit more careful with the vignette, but that is a matter of taste

Ann said...

may be the movie makers, instead of coming to New Zealand to make movies should come to you town.

Who knows, they may read your post.

Quilt Works said...

Great looking barn - the snow really dressed it up, showing off the shapes. I like all three versions!

Mama Zen said...

I love these!

Reader Wil said...

Great photos from barns dating from a dim and distant past!

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Kcalpesh said...

The 3 different variations look cool! All 3 of them!

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ruma2008 said...

I do not feel these three works at first sight with the same warehouse.
Each expresses an old good characteristic.

raf said...

It is the beauty of old age and disrepair that you've captured here so well and that I fancy so much. Beautifully done in all three modes, James.