Several years ago I photographed a red barn somewhere near my Woodstock, VT, house. It is was a pretty unique looking barn with a wood silo attached. I didn’t write down my location, which is pretty rare for me. Usually when I photograph something I either also take a picture with my cell phone so it captures the GPS location or I log the road and town. I didn’t that day and I’ve been trying to find it ever since so I can photograph it again.
I thought the barn was in South Woodstock or Reading. I’ve crisscrossed every road down that way in search of the barn but haven’t had any luck. I’ve spent hours driving every back road hoping to come up on the barn again. I have finally come to the conclusion that the barn isn’t there and I need to spread my search.
Today I continued my search and went to the next town north, Hartland. I’m not to the point where I’m mapping my search but I know the roads well enough to be able to hit each one. My favorite red barns are in Harland, on Red Barn Road of all places. But they are the ones I’m looking for. After many miles I came across this barn with an American flag hanging on the side. It isn’t the barn I’m seeking but it looks pretty cool. I walked to the side and while I was shooting noticed that the windows didn’t look like typical barn windows. The closer I looked I realized that the barn had been turned into a house. I don’t know how many times I’ve driven past the building but it looks like a cool place to live.
My search continues.