Wonderful Barn

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The Wonderful Barn is an unusual corkscrew shaped building which was built in 1743 at a time of famine, it was used to store grain. A stone staircase winds around the outside leading to the top. Inside each floor has a hole in the centre allowing the grain to be passed through. This photo is one of two smaller structures of a similar design, used as dovecotes stand behind the main barn structure.

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Comments (7)

Alan L. on May 3, 2010

Nice shot of this "Wonderful Barn" MBE21. Pity to see it covered in ivy! Regards, Alan.

mufilio on May 6, 2010

What a strange shape of barn! It was really used as a barn? That means for hay & straw & wood etc. storage? It looks more than a barn like a chimney stack or blast furnace!BOP Greetings from Slovakia Muf

mbe21 on May 6, 2010

Hi Muf, thanks for visiting, they were used as grain stores in the 1800s

Ewa Bellert-Michalik on May 16, 2010

Extraordinary! Shaped like the Babel Tower on medieval pictures. Greetings from Poland. Ewa

Chinappi on June 29, 2010

Vote from France.

Good luck for the contest.

Potoka on December 5, 2010

Amazingn shot. Like. Greetings.

mbe21 on March 17, 2012

Hi Ewa, Bernard and Potoka,

Belated thanks for your visits and kind comments.

Happy St. Patrick's Day ;>) Mick

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 1, 2010
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    by mbe21
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix A610
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1024)
    • Focal Length: 19.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.031
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired