Random mutterings, observations, and comments on what ever comes to mind. Photos will be posted.
Very nice photos, especially rendered in black and white. There must be a story here. It looks a little out of place. Was there a town here at one time? Is it now a historic park?
It is in Oakwood State Park, but was the original location of a relay fort and breast works built by the U.S. Army in 1854. The original building, 60 x 30 feet, was dismantled for firewood in the 19th Century. This building, moved here in the early 20th Century was originally the first Norwegian school house build in Dakota Territory and dates from the mid-19th Century.
How nice this old school looks, I suppose there were not many children as it is so small.
Woow very nice shotsgreetings from my blog joanca
perfect subject for a black and white, kudos!
Lovely textures in those old beams!
Very nice captures, thanks for the visit:)
That's a familiar sight.Love the photo in BW.Have a nice weekend :-)Mormor
The building looked simple yet sturdy. Nice picture!
We have a few old historical school houses in our county that look like this. This is a beauty and refuses to fall down. It is perfect in black and white.genie
Looks like a Norwegian school house. :-) I'm a Swede, btw!
How did you know it was a Norwegian school? Did it still smell like lutefisk?
Dorothy, that's witty. I know it was original a Norwegian school because I read the sign in front of the building, but now that you mention it there might have been a faint oder of lutefisk.
The waviness of those old timbers make for a really interesting pattern. It make you wonder how it was remotely level, but it looks pretty good. The Dynaco amp I showed was not a kit however, I have a matching preamp that I built from a kit. It was a great project in Engineering school.
Those beams were hand shaped to build this building about 1850. I assume they were level when originally built, but 160 years out in the weather will make some changes in wood. I built a number of Heath Kit amps back in the 1960s, and after some fiddling, they worked great. It was the only way I could afford to have a decent stereo system.
Great photos, -perfect post in B&W!
This looks like something from the 1930s. A good choice for monochrome.
Excellent detail, and I loved reading the history!
Thank you. Perhaps I should have included the history in the original post rather than in answer to comments and questions.