It's finally time to talk about barns! Or let's not start with talking so much. A section about barns is coming soon, but till then why not enjoy some pictures? I have selected 39 amazing barn photos below, and have given some comments where I could add something useful.
As all the pictures are hosted on Flickr, feel free to click on any image so you can see it larger (there is a magnifier on the Flickr page of each image).
Meanwhile if you want to build a barn for your property, this seems to be the best deal for downloadable plans.
1. Old barn, rural Ohio
Most of the barns in the USA seem to be in such condition. Great for pictures, not so great for using.
2. Old abandoned barn
A combination of gable roof + shed roof. See here about roof types.
3. Tobacco barn in Cuba
Barns like this one are still used to dry tobacco leaves and make the famous Havana cigars.
4. Wooden barn in North Carolina
What I find most interesting here is the pile on foundation. If this was built here in Europe they would dig the ground to level it and then lay out concrete slab.
5. Classic family barn
This is more than hundreds years old. Yeah, maybe taking photos of barns is cliche but I can watch ones like this for hours.
6. Dutch farmers' barn in Michigan
Michigan is full of old barns. I found tens of excellent images from there.
7. Old wooden barn
I don't know how is this roof type called - it's kind of gable roof but goes all the way to the ground.
8. Barn in Iceland
Not much to say here except that I love this type of barns.
9. A couple of barns near Cayuga Lake
Finally a couple of barns that seem to be in use. Here you see the typical "barn-style" (or gambrel) roof that's often used in outdoor sheds too.
10. Raised roof barn
Such raised roofs are usually built for horse barns.
11. North Dakota barn
Here's a combination of raised gambrel roof and shed roof. Good that the photographer caught this on camera before it was deconstructed.
12. Gable roof barn built with bricks
This barn is strong enough to survive another hundreds or so years.
13. German style barn
These are similar to Dutch barns but usually more rectangular. Excellent photo catching also the smaller shed near the barn.
14. Boulder River Valley barn
It's not just the building, the wooden fence is lovely too.
15. Boulder River Valley barn
And this photo is just impressive. The barn itself is rather old typical gambrel roof, and best of all it's still used.
16. Round barn in Indiana
Octagonal round barns aren't particularly popular so it's good to take snaps why they still exist.
17. Beautiful old one in Michigan
A beautiful gambrel barn with attached half-gambrel, and small shed next to them. Great family of buildings.
18. Coxwell barn in England
Nice photo of the Great Coxwell Barn
19. Traditional Swiss barn
This one has really interesting roof. Too bad the photo hasn't caught the entire building.
20. Old stone barn
Stone buildings can survice centuries. Only the roof tiles will need replacement more often.
21. Mail Pouch Tobacco Barn
There is interesting story behind these barns. See the link in the author's comment on the Flickr page to learn more.
22. Old barn in Berkshire, N.Y.
This is a really old gambrel roof building. I think it's a horse barn - you can see the horse cells inside.
23. Yet another one in Michigan
I told you, Michigan has a lot of barns.
24. Stone barn in Dornoch, UK
They seem to like this type of stone construction in the UK. I'm not sure what's the reason. Maybe the rainy weather decays the wooden barns too fast.
25. Polish stone barn
Here's another one made of stones, this time in Poland.
26. Stone barn in Shackleton
More power to the stones...
27. Iowa round barn
Here's a nice round barn made of bricks.
28. Red barn
I included this photo because of the very interesting roof. It's like a gable roof but is intentionally curved to cover larger area.
29. Abandoned one in New England
This one looks almost like a house with windows on the two floors. Although I am not sure there are really floors inside.
30. At Old Turnpike Rd. Tewksbury
This is a really catchy photo especially with the grain silo at left.
31. 150 years old barns
These look really good for 150 years old buildings. I guess they have been repaired during the years.
32. Healdsburg Barn
And this one is like a drawing, really nice effect.
33. Barn in Ladysmith, VA
This brick building with gambrel roof is able to store large amounts of food and fodder. It looks like it's still used.
34. At Sroty County, Iowa
How many years before this one is also lost? Thank the photograhper for keeping it on picture.
35. At Sroty County, Iowa
Another impressive vintage barn.
36. Near Piketon, Ohio
Again a lovely round roof barn, and again unfortunately abandoned.
37. Red barn in Florida
Great raised roof barn with a bit more complex constrcution.
38. Antique barn in Massachusetts
Looks in rather good condition and still usable.
39. Tithe Barn, Vicar's Court, Lincoln
The interesting story of this barn is shared by the photographer, so clik on the picture to visit the Flickr page and read it there.
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