Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The old red barn

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It's surprising how many dilapidated barns there are on the drive between Chicago and Madison, Wis. I posted a photo of one last Friday, but here's another one that I took through the car window while passing at about 60 miles per hour on the expressway. Don't worry; I wasn't driving.

This barn is the classic red color, but it seems to have had some extra air-conditioning installed. As I was writing this, I wondered why barns are painted red, and Googled the question. Here's the answer I liked best.


  1. That was an interesting story. I did not know that some of the very oldest paint had real blood mixed in!

  2. Only you could get me to actually read an article related to farming and like it. *sigh* Thanks for making me learn something today Hales. LOL I can't wait to get a DSLR so I can take moving shots at this clarity.

  3. I've always wondered about the red barns myself. Now why did they keep the color of their houses white?


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