Sunday, August 3, 2008

Three for one...

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A few years ago, before my oldest daughter moved out, we went to Champaign, Illinois to go shopping. On the way there, I glanced north off Interstate 74 and seen what I have always thought of as two round barns....and I have always wanted to go back to look for them. Today was the day.
This is what we found--an oblong barn/grain bin with a smaller circular one on each side. I really have no idea if this is a true barn or corn crib or what. Ot definitely looks like ventilation to me. It was a ways off the road and though I wanted to go examine it, I just cannot do that when I don't even know who owns the property.
Now, I definitely want to go back when the corn is gone from the fields and I can see better from the interstate...cause I still have a picture in my mind of two barns. And I really don't think these are the ones I seen!


8 comments:

Mary said...

Wow....that is a super barn! Never seen anything like it before! I bet it gets photographed and painted a lot.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I have NEVER seen aything like this! WOW!

Neal said...

Wow, I wouldn't mind living in one of those. :) They are really pretty!

Deborah Godin said...

Me too, never seen anything like these. What's most interesting to me is that they are connected. Hard to tell the exact scale, like...could a person walk through from one to the other? And the more questions, like Why? So intriguing. I'm a big fan of architecture that has a design for a specific purpose, like the old prairie grain elevators and lighthouses. Nice to see these.

dot said...

Very unusual looking. I hope you find the other ones.

Barb said...

AMAZING, I can't imagine coming upon something so interesting! I would need to look and look at it for a long time! Yes please go back and take more pictures. Is there history to it?

Kahshe Cottager said...

These are very interesting! The old Ontario silos are disappearing too, along with the farm windmills. I try to take pictures of both when I see them too.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kerri said...

I have never seen a round barn before. Silos attached to barns..but never round barns.
These are cool!!

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