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Saturday, January 23, 2010


This I believe is the largest single building in New Harmony. Called the Granary...it dates back to the early 1800's and has served several different purposes over the decades. In the past it has been a corn and flour mill, a warehouse, even a scientific laboratory, and a museum.

It has now been restored to it's original beauty with brick, limestone and wood. Now it serves as a gathering place for events in the town.

I have posted quite a bit about New Harmony...and I realize that you all as visitors to the blog from distances across the globe are not so interested in the intricacies of New Harmony, Indiana. However I post the the images for the photographic value...images that could be from small villages all across the Americas or other continents. Images that often bring us collectively back to our past. Weather we hail from Indiana or Bangladesh...the more we learn about our past...I think the straighter we can chart our course towards our future.

Dan

22 comments:

Doreen said...

I am in awe every time I visit! stunning! I love small towns. that is where I was born and grew up. and moving back to shortly. have a great weekend!!

amatamari© said...

Amazing!

Sunny said...

This is really a fantastic building, I love the design with the brick and limestone. It's a lovely setting with the wrought iron fence and old lamp posts.
It's so nice that old buildings get restored, some places tear down way too much history.
Sorry, didn't mean to ramble!
Sunny :)

shabby girl said...

Great building. I really like the fence in the foreground too.

Sabrina said...

What do you do to add so much noise to your photo? Something in photoshop? Great shot. I like the lightpost.

Cynthia L. H. said...

Love the colors. ;^)
I like your comment about charting a straighter course...very true.
;^)

De Lly Dilettante said...

What a pretty building. I love the glow of the lamp by the side. Great shot!

DawnTreader said...

It's an impressive building and I love the setting with the fence and the lamp post in the foreground.

I don't think you need to be too afraid of repeating yourself in the blogworld... New visitors won't have seen or read the previous posts, and we who come back do so because we like it. You always manage to do interesting things with your pictures whereever they are from.

Anna said...

Hey Dan this is really cool, I love the combination of red shades - everything so unified. Thanks for sharing. Excellent work as always. Anna :)

Dan Felstead said...

Doreen...I bet you are excited to move back to the small town and reconnect wit your past. Go for it but just be aware that the phrase "you can never go home again" rings true. I moved back to my hometown about 5 years ago and do not regret it but it is different than when I left with only the memories of how it was.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Amatamari...I appreciate your comment.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny please ramble as much as you want here! I agree 100 percent.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Shabbygirl...the street is lined with the narrow picket fence and sets it apart from the other streets in town.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sabrina thanks for asking. I use a process called HDR...you can Google it and see other examples. The process adds a grit to the image and also brings out extreme detail. I also use high contrast in Photoshop.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Cynthia...hope you are having a great weekend!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Lly...the light came on just before I took the picture and it helped add to the warmth of the image.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Dawn Treader for the very nice comment. I often fear that I am getting stale and am offering up the same type of image over and over. This time of year it is hard to find subjects since all of nature id dull browns and grays!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Anna...it was that time of day that cast the amber light and mixed with the oncoming twilight.

Dan

Sharodindu said...

You have got a very beautiful blog...
this is a great shot about the great building....liked it very much.

DawnTreader said...

Dan I know all too well what you mean about nature being very colourless this time of year... I walk the same paths all the time and we've had the same amount of snow for a month now, there's no variation to be found... Getting a bit desperate!

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...let's move to South Africa until May!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sharodindo...welcome to the blog and thanks for leaving a comment. Stop by anytime...I always appreciate new visitors. You will find that the followers to the blog are a great group of people with common interests.

Dan