Monday, April 6, 2015

Old Dairy Barn

As I perused by archives tonight I ran across this image I captured this past weekend and wondered just what style of barn this was. I realized those were vents on the top of the barn, and more than likely it was an old dairy barn. As luck would have it, it is a dairy barn. Although it may not be used for cows any longer as there were several horses in the pasture nearby.

There is something about barns that draws us to them and more so 'we' photographers. I photographed this fine specimen as I wandered through Brentwood's back roads Saturday on my way to Belle Meade Plantation. It is a beautiful old barn that is still being used, fortunately. I gave it a tad bit of a watercolor effect just for fun. Here is a thought to contemplate. Why do dairy barns have vents while horse barns have cupolas typically? Is the cupola a status symbol for the horse barn as opposed to vents for the dairy barn. Is this a case of Mercedes versus Cadillac I wonder. Just saying!! Hope your week is off to a good start. ENJOY!

Linking to Barn Collective


  1. Good question and a good-looking barn.

  2. A great one! Tom The Backroads Traveller

  3. Beautiful barn and I'm loving the green grass. I can't answer your question regarding the vents/cupolas. Maybe the vents are a newer addition.