Historic Building associated with the early Copper mines of the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan.
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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