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Saturday, September 29, 2012

RIDE RURAL ROCKCASTLE COUNTY

Take a ride with me through Rockcastle County, Kentucky. I'll drive my small Tacoma truck but many folks bike it for its beauty. It's very scenic and full of cultural history. 

Rusticated Metal Barn Roof

1819 House With Stacked Limestone Chimney
Original Construction is Log. Presently Weatherboard Covering

Mt. Vernon, Commercial Building With Quilt Square

Early Country Home, Possibly Log Construction Underneath Present Siding


Old barns - Still Active

Old Davis Branch Schoolhouse
Not Active - Privately Owned

16 comments:

  1. These are so lovely. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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    1. Barbara -- thanks for the nice comment. I imagine many areas around the world have great rural discoveries to be found. -- barbara

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  2. That last barn image with the dirt ruts leading up to it. Wonderful. Someone has fine memories.

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    1. I could tell that these two barns still had some life in them and someone else knew it besides me. thanks -- barbara

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  3. Beautiful! The idea that siding was put over log construction is interesting.

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    1. Many homes in KY have siding over their original log houses. It was a sign of "moving up the ladder" when one could afford to weatherboard their log homes. thanks -- lbarbara

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    1. turquoisemoon -- thanks for the nice comment -- barbara

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  5. Ooooh, I especially like the limestone chimney. Your pictures are all so much fun to look at. Thanks, Barbara.

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    1. Nature Weaver -- I am with you -- limestone chimneys built like this are skills from the past. Thanks -- barbara

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  6. "Old Barns-Still Active" was my favorite of the group, I suppose it has something to do with a mirror. Great collection.

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    1. Hmm -- I am a little stumped by your mirror mention? Are you thinking metaphorically? Thanks for stopping by -- barbara

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  7. Thanks for stopping by. I have always wanted to visit Kentucky as I have driven through it a few times and noticed how gentle and beautiful it is.

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    1. And I'll be stopping by again. Your photos are fantastic. Yes. KY is green and full of interesting folkways. -- thanks -- barbara

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  8. I sure enjoyed your phtography of barns and all. Lovely.
    I joined to follow you.

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    1. sparkle -- thanks for joining up with my blog. I visited many of your posts today and liked your photography. thanks -- barbara

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