Sunday, October 26, 2008

Monochrome Monday - Old Hay Shelter in Wales

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This is an old hay shelter I saw at the Welsh Living History Museum at St. Fagan's in early November, 2006. What a fascinating place to visit! I'd love to return and see it again on a sunny day in the late spring or early summer. But even though it was a grey November day, we were lucky it didn't rain and were able to wander around at leisure without a big crowd. The reasons I like this shot in black and white are because it recreates the idea of it being old and it also recreates the dismal dreary day.


14 comments:

Aileni said...

Judging by the stonework, they brought it down from the Machynlleth area. The roof supports look temporary.
I got the idea for our sleeping platform at Wren Cottage from onr of the cottages at St. Fagans.

Dragonstar said...

I love St Fagans, and I'm glad you share the feeling. I think that hay barn is new since I was there last.

Petrus said...

St. Fagans looks like an interesting place to visit - I'd never heard of it ..

babooshka said...

New to me aswell, but makes for a lovely mono.

~Just Me~ said...

Oh I love this, its very nice.

Carver said...

Beautiful shot. Very appealing to me.

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Greyscale Territory said...

Such wonderful atmosphere in this whole shot!

Shrinky said...

Very evocotive Leslie, a beautiful shot.

Rebeckah said...

I love this picture! I don't think we have those in the states. They put all of the hay we make in barns right away so it won't get rained on.

Daryl said...

What an interesting shot .. the monochrome suits it

:-Daryl

Cheffie-Mom said...

What a wonderful picture. It looks like a painting.

Mojo said...

It almost looks like the stonework belonged to a different structure that isn't there anymore, but no use wasting a perfectly good stone wall is there?

I bet the story behind it is interesting in any case.

Nice work!

starnitesky said...

Lovely in monochrome, its a great place to visit. I went a number of years ago and played with a brass band, it was wonderful but we had to dodge the showers!

Liz said...

I love St Fagan's with all its old buildings. But it's always rainy there!