The assignment this week for Sunday Stills was Architecture. Preferably no barns, it was noted. How anyone could expect us not to flock to barns for this assignment is beyond me...or perhaps that was the point? Barns are my passion, though I also love photographing churches and old brick buildings. But as I'm rather tied down with Steve Holt!'s training, I'm not venturing very far in search of unique structures, meaning I went back into the archives in search of something that may be of interest.
The first thing that caught my eye was Stonehenge. Not the Stonehenge, of course. No, this is a monument that is built above the Columbia River in Maryville, Washington. For those of us who can't make it overseas to see the real deal, this one comes pretty darned close as it is a full size replica. It was built by Sam Hill, a road builder, in memory of the soldiers of Klickitat County who gave their lives during WWII.
One would have to ask themselves "What was Paul Allen thinking?" when they visit the Seattle Music Experiment. Was this his vision...or did the architect come up with it all on his own? Were they both on drugs, like so many of the artists featured inside? Or was this what they assumed the singers such as Jimi Hindrix and Janice Joplin were seeing when they looked out into the crowds of people at concerts? In the bottom photo you can see a reflection of yet another unique bit of architecture. Do you recognize it?
Okay...I had to have a barn here! This was built by my great-grandfather, Erdmund (later Edmund) Peters. My grandfather was 8 years old when the barn went up. It's where my grandparents raised my mom, aunt and uncle. I learned to ride here at this place...bareback and bridleless on the back of an old Guernsey milk cow. My aunt and her husband still live here on the family farm.
Darling climbs up into the hay mow, just like her mother, grandmother, great grandparents, and great-great grandfather did before her.