Places Revisited–Zach’s Weekly Snaps [Photos]
Has there ever been a place you remember going to as a child and then revisiting as an adult? How did you feel? Well, for me, the place I revisited was a place I went a few times as a child--my grandfather's barn. When I was younger, I was a bit scared of the barn. It was dark, it had spider webs and there was a lot old items all around. Revisiting the barn as an adult--an adult with a camera and an appreciation for vintage artifacts--it was a great experience. All the things I thought were scary as a child were photogenically great as an adult. Although, the barn is still a bit scary--it is dark and still has a lot of spider webs. Below, I'd like to share with you some of the photos I snapped. This week's theme--Places Revisited.
Looking around the old barn there is a lot of, well, junk. And, among some the cobwebs and junk was a lightbulb sitting in a window. The light bulb was covered with dust and surrounded by old, rusty nails. But, with the light shining through the dirty window, it made for a nice shot. **(You can click on the pictures to make them bigger.)
One place I remember vividly as a child is the hayloft; mainly, because I helped put hay up there. But, as I climbed up the ladder to get the hayloft, the lighting was just right and I spotted these buckets as I got to the top of the ladder. I really like the colors in this snap.
The things you can find in my grandfather's barn are endless. I found a shelf with very old books on it. The books have been there for years and haven't been read, or even cracked open, in years. It's almost like a museum. I don't know what it is about old books, but they intrigue me.
Some may remember this old can. For those who don't, like myself, it's an old can of Vista car wax. And, for some reason there was a spotlight next to it. I'm not sure if the light was a spare for the tractor or what it was there for. But, the lighting was great and the background is pretty interesting, too.
Here's one of my most favorite snaps from my revisit to the barn. It's an old, green Schwinn bicycle. Even after all these years, and a little bit of rusting, the bike is still vibrant with its green paint. If you dusted it off and put some air in the tires, this thing would still ride like the first day it was taken home.