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7/16/2008

Wordless Wednesday - for Grannie

REMAINS OF ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE

Attended by Grannie in the late '30's


 
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Jackson County, Iowa

23 comments:

Shadow said...

what a picture! did she have a good birthday?

maggie's mind said...

Gorgeous how the sky cooperated and really added to the mood of the photo.

Rebecca said...

I love how most of it's collapsing, yet the very top is still straight.

Tash said...

I love that you still live close to your roots. Great shot

Sandy C. said...

Wow! That is amazing it's still standing. It looks like it was a beautiful structure though, like a schoolhouse out of a storybook :)

Hope Grannie had a lovely Birthday!

Maddy said...

They get a lot of stick those old school houses, but I heard on the radio that there are quite a few still around and [more importantly] giving the kids a fabulously individually taylored education.
Cheers

Tara R. said...

That is an amazing shot! the clouds are gorgeous. The school house has such character.

(I may just steal it for my desktop image)

Christy said...

That's a nice shot! Reminds me of some areas in my home town.

Ash said...

Beautiful!
I'm looking forward to coming back to your site!

Hyphen Mama said...

When hope when I'm 82, I look a lot like that school house. A bit tattered, a bit worn, but still standing in my glory with my head held high.

I hope Grannie's birthday was fabulous!

Holly said...

No kidding?! That's amazing.

My husband once was interested in photographing dilapidated barns. There aren't that many where we live, though, so that phase was short-lived.....

Huckdoll said...

Wow...that is just remarkable.

warriorwoman said...

My home town had a one room schoolhouse, my mother used to tell us stories about 'back then'.

Your photo brings it all back to me.

Thanks

Employee No. 3699 said...

Great picture. I'll have to show it to My Better Half, who is really into photography.

innkeeper said...

Lovely photo! When I was a kid, my dad would take us occasionally to see the old house where he grew up. Even then it looked a lot like your schoolhouse. I had always thought I'd like to someday restore it and the general store right across the road, but the house is long gone now. It's amazing how tiny the house was but they raised six children there.

redchair said...

Hi Lou,
I'd love to paint this! Would that be okay?
Vikki

moneythoughts said...

My thoughts exactly. Lou, I think you should paint that photograph. Get a nice size canvas. Make an 8x10 photo in black&white, gird the photo so you can capture the proportions exactly. I think it would make a hell of a nice painting. With your brush style that sky will dominate the picture, but that is exactly what make the photo so absorbing.

nicole said...

Awesome shot with the clouds as a contrast!
I love old places like this, they could tell so many things. Sad is only that they fall apart and noone repairs them and keeps them up.
Happy belated birthday to Grannie :)!

Jennifer said...

This is a great picture. I like to photograph buildings like this... and the best part of this picture is knowing some history behind it.

I hope that Grannie had a very lovely birthday! ( sorry I'm late with the well wishes, but please send them along! )


xoxoxox

Myst_72 said...

Breathtaking photo Lou!!

G
xx

Eve Grey said...

Great photo. What are her feelings when she sees this?

thegrandview said...

I have one thing to say....WOW! Breathtaking. Ok, two things.

Big Momma Pimpalishisness said...

Wow. Awesome.