A trip to Indiana just wouldn’t be complete without a afternoon out photographing old, abandoned barns. This one really caught my eye because it was sitting in a field of wild mustard.
I had to walk a little bit into a plowed up corn field (after asking permission from the farm owner, of course) to get close enough to this vine-covered corn crib.
I didn’t set out to take pictures of this round barn while I was staying in Seymour, Indiana. I just headed southwest one afternoon with my camera, driving through Brownstown and Vallonia, and on to Medora to see what I could see. And there it was!
From a flyer I read that the barn was built in 1910 for a cost of $1,500. It was constructed of locally milled beech wood with a self-supporting, two-pitch gambrel roof. The very nice gentleman who lived right across the road offered to let me look inside so I took this shot of the inside, looking up.
I ventured to up I-75 the other day to see what I could see in Micanopy, a sleepy little hamlet a few miles south of Gainesville. It’s pronounced mick-uh-no-pee, by the way. When I first moved to Florida I called it my-canopy! According to Wikipedia, the town was named after a Seminole Chief in order to stay on his good side (you know, for taking over his land to form a settlement). And, here’s a little tidbit of trivia: the film Doc Hollywood, starring Michael J. Fox, was filmed there!
I guess most people go to Micanopy to visit the few antiques shop there. This is one of the more colorful.
There is also a museum that grabs your attention with this great Coca-Cola mural.
Because the town was formed in 1821, the main historic district has lots of wonderful old buildings with gorgeous brick, doors with character, and vines running rampant everywhere. My kinda place! So I spent most of my time wandering around the sides and backs of buildings and didn’t even venture in the establishments that were open.
The first time I stumbled upon this beautiful Queen Anne style house in downtown Leesburg Florida a wedding was taking place on the grounds so, naturally, I didn’t stop. Last Saturday, I drove by again and all was quiet so I decided to take some snaps. It was built in 1892 by a former Leesburg mayor and is now owned by the city and used for various events.
Yes, tiny houses are the rage now, but I doubt we will be seeing this one on Tiny House Nation any time soon.