WILCOX STUDIO -- old hand-painted sign on brick building
These photographs make me want to find my acrylics and begin painting!
That is aesthetically pleasing and I've never seen a barn with a second story door like that and a ladder next to it. I remember a barn with a big hay mow door on the second floor but it wasn't like that one. It was where we lived until I was 10 and I know the door existed with a hay needle on a pulley to lift loose hay from a wagon to the mow - which was quite amazing to me. But in my mind's eye is no picture of how that door was opened.
I really like that red door. I also love houses that have red doors; they just seem to be inviting you to come on in.
What a great shot!!! I also love that garage into the side of the hill, really neat....
A beautiful contrast of aged wood and color. Interesting to see the second story door.
Carole Anne -- What a nice comment -- grab your acrylics and paint away. -- barbara
June -- I too had never seen a second story door with an attached wooden ladder. I know of hay mow doors located above the first floor barn door but this door was the only door opening on this barn's gable end. -- barbara
Mama-Bug -- Painted doors can be like stand-alone pieces of art work. Thanks for stopping by with a comment -- barbara
Lady Jane -- Thanks for the nice comments on the second story door barn and the garage in the side of the hill -- barbara
Farmchick -- Barns offer up so much personality -- thanks barbara
Great photo! Found art!
Very interesting shot. Of course I love the weathered wood. I am puzzled by the gap below the door. I don't remember seeing a ventilation gap like that on a barn. It is better for animals kept in barns to have the barn not be too air tight to prevent diseases. I am guessing that is the purpose of the gap.
Watch that first step! It's a killer!Elora
What interesting patterns. The exterior ladder does seem rather unusual.
Vicki -- Thanks for the nice comment. It seemed very artistic to me too. -- barbara
Elora -- Actually the ladder travels down to the ground -- beats me why the barn was arranged this way although I thought it was of interest. Thanks -- barbara
Sheri -- Perhaps someone out in the online world will have an answer as to why the ladder and door are configured in such a way. Thanks for the comment -- barbara
My comment might have gone astray again. If not and this is a repeat, please delete one of them.I love the barn door. I haven't seen one of these in a long time. The silvered grey is very pretty. I like weathered wood. Dianne
Grampy -- I did not know that the pieces below the door was a ventilator gap. Nice to know. I am familiar with roof ventilators only. Thanks for the info. Thanks -- barbara
Dianne -- I think your first attempt went astray but I did get this last one and I thank you very much. Why is it that barns have such an appeal to one's visual senses. Something about the language of the barn sends a mystical message to many of us. -- barbara
The patina on this old barn is wonderful!
Tess -- Barns that are weathered and old always seem to appeal to us. Thanks -- barbara
Neat! I love the look of the red door in contrast to the rest of the weathered barn.
Janet -- Thanks -- the door was rather unique with the ladder up to it -- barbara
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