Saturday, September 09, 2006

Through the window

The barn is an American icon, much like the town hall and the skyscraper. Here on the edge of the northwestern suburbs of Chicago, the metroplex continues its slow but steady surge into outlying farmlands and consuming fields that provided sustenance for a region and the livelihood for a family.

This barn has been restored and is today the centerpiece of a park and recreation center. The warm glow of the light in the window is testimony to the care of those who leaned toward preservation.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.

4 comments:

Logen said...

I love how your blog is set; entries in small bites. The immaculate photograph and a short paragraph or two as commentry. Certainly refreshing.

Anonymous said...

As always, beautiful.

Empress Baggie said...

That last comment was from EB -- I guess I hit the wrong button!

Marion said...

I really enjoy visiting your site. The photos are really good.

Thank you!