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Old barns are dotted across the landscape of the U.S., but they're disappearing as they turn to ruins and barn owners find it easier to replace their vintage structures with pre-fab aluminum ones (that aren't as photogenic, I'm afraid). So we come to another crisis in the U.S. as we have no solid way to preserve our history and heritage when it comes to architecture--a country that is younger than some of the homes you live in, and already our buildings are being bulldozed to make room for buildings that are newer, reflect the newest trends in architecture, and are "up to code."

Perhaps when photographers are not able to take photos like these as often, or when all photos are of the same old buildings, someone will take notice.

This barn is still in use, however, and the other old structures on the site are still standing. This is right on my way to work, so I hope they care enough to preserve it, especially as the architecture of the barn is quite unusual for Utah.

To take the shot, I had to climb on top of my car and hold the camera over my head to get this vantage point. I'm almost to the point of carrying a ladder around with me wherever I go!

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Additional Photos by David Sidwell (dsidwell) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2294 W: 168 N: 1911] (9783)
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