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October 14, 2015 - 6:55pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in BARNS, corfu.


September 14, 2015 - 5:43pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in BARNS, Oakfield.


September 4, 2015 - 11:26am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, BARNS.


This shot is actually from a couple of days ago, but I didn't get a chance to post it then.

September 3, 2015 - 10:47pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in BARNS, batavia.


Taken today while returning from the accident in Alabama.

August 28, 2015 - 3:26pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in BARNS, Bethany.


For a long time, I wanted to take a picture of this barn, but for years, there was a yellow delivery truck parked in front of it that kind of didn't fit the ambiance. This summer, it was gone and the setting today seemed pretty nice.

August 26, 2015 - 10:34pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in BARNS, corfu, pembroke.


August 26, 2015 - 3:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in BARNS, batavia, pembroke, east pembroke.



August 24, 2015 - 3:32pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in BARNS, alexander.


July 21, 2015 - 7:15pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in corfu, BARNS.


After an appointment in Darien, I headed down Fargo Road and spotted this barn.

April 6, 2015 - 6:47pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in BARNS, byron.

Out and about late this afternoon, I found myself in a situation that hasn't come up for a long time -- I was driving on a road in Genesee County that I've never been on. In this case, Upper Holley Road, Byron. And I saw this barn I've never seen before. I also found both batteries in my Nikon were dead, so this was actually shot with my iPhone.

August 27, 2014 - 6:59pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in BARNS, genesee county, photos, Le Roy, Stafford.

The morning in Batavia started out kind of gloomy, but by the afternoon, the skies had cleared a bit and it was another beautiful day in Genesee County.

Above, a tree and barn off Selden Road, Le Roy.

A barn on Thwing Road, Stafford.

The view from Clinton Street Road, Stafford.

And below, three shots of Richard Oderkirk's sunflowers in Stafford.

August 19, 2014 - 12:03pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in BARNS, Pavilion.

A barn off Ellicott Street Road, Pavilion. Photo taken this morning.

June 18, 2014 - 10:11pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in BARNS, bergen.

On the drive back from Bergen this afternoon, I stopped for a couple of pictures on Townline Road.

February 18, 2014 - 6:23pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in BARNS, Stafford.

Heading back from Bethany this afternoon, I stopped along Clipnock Road, Stafford, for a couple of pictures.

Above, a barn and horses and below the windswept snow bank near Route 5.

January 25, 2014 - 3:22pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in BARNS, weather, corfu.

If you've ever driven down Route 33 heading into Corfu, you've seen this barn.

When I left Le Roy at 2:30, there was no snow falling. As I arrived in Corfu at 3:15, it was coming down pretty good.

November 28, 2013 - 11:48am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, BARNS.

Barn on Lewiston Road at Batavia Oakfield Townline Road.

Happy Thanksgiving.

November 22, 2013 - 12:27pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, BARNS.

The past couple of years, on my eastbound trips down Route 5 in the Town of Batavia, heading toward Wortendyke Road, I've been watching this barn slowly slipping away. This morning, the barn is leaning further to the north and closer to the ground than I've seen before.

October 29, 2013 - 3:18pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in BARNS, Stafford.

Passing through Stafford today, I spotted this horse in a field near a bright red barn. Another beautiful day in Genesee County.

September 30, 2013 - 9:28pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in BARNS, Stafford, fall.

Shot late this afternoon.

August 3, 2013 - 3:34pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in BARNS, history, Stafford.

One of Genesee County's grandest of the old barns collapsed today.

A good portion of the yellow barn next to the Stafford Fire Hall on Main Road, Stafford, simply gave way about 1:45 p.m.

Stafford Fire Chief Bill Plaisted said residents heard a lot of creaking coming from the old barn -- probably built in the 1830s -- all this morning.

Firefighters used a thermal-imaging camera to ensure nobody was trapped in the structure.

Plaisted said the barn was likely headed for demolition soon anyway. The owner wanted to donate it to the department for a controlled burn for firefighting practice, but Plaisted said before that could happen, workers would have been required to remove the shingles from the roof.

"Looking at it now, that wouldn't have been safe," Plaisted said.

He also recalled a local resident telling him how years ago there was a basketball court on the second floor. From the second floor to the ceiling, it was so high, he said, that nobody could throw a ball from the floor up into the rafters. That's how big the barn was.

In April 2010, I took a photo of the barn (bottom photo in this post) that proved pretty popular. UMMC purchased a large canvas print of the photograph to hang in its new surgical wing (the print has since been moved to another part of the hospital). To view a larger online version (or to purchase a print of the picture, click here).




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