Saturday, March 21, 2009

Round Robin Photo Challenge: The Old Place

"Architecture is a learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in light."

-Le Corbusuier

RRC: The Old Place
Suggested by Karen, of the blog, Outpost Mavarin

For this Round Robin outing, Karen has asked us to show off "The Old Place." The idea is to photograph any old building, or dwelling, preferably one over 50 years old. There are a lot of really nice examples of architecture in the Bay Area that would fit that criteria, but I wanted to show a select few that always catch my eye when I pass them. Each has a different beauty all their own. The first one I have shown before, but it never looked more lovely to me as it did on the night of the 100th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake, in April of 2006. For two days, the city of San Francisco lit up the Ferry Building with different colored lights, transforming it into a gorgeous point of celebration for a city that literally rose from the ashes. The Ferry Building was built in 1875, and you can read about it's history here. It's a beautiful old building.

Here are one of my other favorite haunts...

I have no idea how old this pretty little barn is, but I have been passing it for years. It sits about half way through Cull Canyon, and it just always catches my eye. Lovely.

Go see what everyone else has found for us at the favorite "Old Places." Just follow the links below...

Linking List

1. Karen... Outpost Mavarin

2. Julie... Julie's Web Journal

3. Carly... Ellipsis

4. Suzanne R... SuzyQ421's Photo Blog

5. Jama... Sweet Dreams

6. Jessica... Quick Silver Dreams

7. Monica... Click Shots

8. Terri... Ways I See The World

9. Gattina... Keyhole Pictures

10. Chris... Camera Obscura RRPC

11. Liz... Colour Contrast Continunity

12. Molly Mavis... Visual Dialogues

13. Nancy... Nancy Luvs Pix

14. P... It's Only Words
**Welcome New Member**

15. Sherrie... Sherrie's Stuff

16. Mojo... Why? What Have You Heard?

17. TJ... TJ's Photo Expressions

18. Linda... Mommy's Treasures

19. Rita... Cashjocky and the Old Salt
**Welcome New Member** Posted!

20. Marina... Milepebbles

21. Connie... Far Side Of Fifty Photos

22. Duane... Meanwhile...

23. Teena... It's all about me!

24. Wammy... The Ellis Family Cincinnati

25. Leslie... Empty Nest
**Welcome New Member** Posted!

26. Vicki... Maraca

Be sure to check the Round Robin blog tomorrow, to learn what our next challenge will be!



Teena in Toronto said...

I love old buildings!

I played too :)

Sherrie said...

Love your photos!! I have read lots about the earth quake, amazing how it all came back. The barn is really beautiful!! Have a great day!!


visualdialogues said...

Thank you for sharing, I particularly like the little barn.

You're one talented photographer. Keep on snapping. Can't wait for the next RRPC theme.

Nancy said...

You done good, Carly. Two wonderful, yet different old buildings. The first is almost magical...the 2nd, nostalgic.

Mine's up now!


Marina said...

pretty colors on the Ferry Building photo. Love the barn.

Mojo said...

The challenge this time around wasn't finding an old building, it was which old building. I like your choice, both for the photo and the history behind it.

Suzanne R said...

Very interesting buildings. I like the history of the Ferry Building. It's hard to tell how old barns are -- some of them have extremely long lives.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Definitely a cool old barn - nice old the weathered wood. Your photo if the Ferry Building is a wonderful capture of the light show shining on it. I love those - they do that at Disneyland on special occasions.

Wammy said...

The earthquakes we have here are just little trembles. Don't know if I would like living there in fear of everything tumbling down. But we do have terrible floods and tornados that are equally as devastating I am sure. And of course I love the old barn. That looks like a really nice one that is still in working order. Nice job!

MyMaracas said...

Great shots. Love the lights on the tower, and that is indeed one pretty little barn. Nice!

Yecap said...

Cool photos. I wish the tower shot was alittle sharper.
Barn are always interesting and mysterious especially at the edge of the forest like this one.

Family Affair Photography said...

The Ferry Building is one that always had my interest too. It's rich in history and beauty. Lovely photographs.

Gattina said...

Very nice pictures, and I love the barn ! Barns are always so romantic to me !

Linda said...

I love the buildings you chose. I especially like the colors on The Ferry Building!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Carly, I really like the barn..I like rural buildings! :)

Jama said...

I love the picture of the barn because that's something we can never find here in Singapore.

fdtate said...

I love the lights on the Ferry Building. Nice!