Thursday, February 5, 2015

Vernacular Architecture






7 comments:

Ms. A said...

You are much better spoken than me. I would never have thought to use that title, but it works!

June said...

I like these pictures. Last weekend I pulled down "Time Wearing Out Memory," off my shelf to page through. It's a book about our "vernacular architecture."
Your outhouse pic is about the same as the one in that book, except ours is fancier, with license plates nailed all over it.

Anonymous said...

Don't you always feel sad for the abandoned houses? They always look so dejected, as if they need the presence of people, now gone. There's no one left to care for the rickety buildings in their old age, but they stand there for dozens of years, gradually growing weaker until at last their skeleton of studs fractures and the house crumbles to the ground.
Deana the Queena

Barbara Rogers said...

I dream in architecture...buildings, houses, how they are put together, the shapes of them...and finding their secrets. These certainly have many secrets.

NCmountainwoman said...

Lovely. I've always loved words and when I learned "vernacular" as a kid, I thought it was one of the best. Such a perfect meaning.

Carol Crump Bryner said...

There is great appeal in these distressed buildings - I can see paintings in all of them. I especially like how they start to become so much like the surrounding landscape. And the way you have photographed and cropped them is lovely.

Juliet Batten said...

I love these shots, so full of texture and character. Old barns, doors and gates, I enjoy them so much.