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Re: [OM] IMG: Swiss Round Barn

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: Swiss Round Barn
From: ChrisB <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:45:53 +0000
It’s an interesting building, Jim.  There must have been advantages in the use 
of a round structure, perhaps of strength or uniformity of temperature.  I 
wonder what the silo was for.


> On 17 Feb 18, at 21:48, Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> When my wife and I arrived in Tennessee in 1953, we drove around exploring 
> the area.  One of the things that caught our eyes was a series of round barns 
> in Franklin County.  While I had a Leica IIIa and should have taken photos, I 
> did not.  To the best of my knowledge, the barns are all gone now.  Years 
> later, I found that talented pencil artist Don Northcutt had captured one, 
> and I have one of his prints, framed in weathered "barn wood".  I have 
> several of Don's prints, but the barn is a standout.
> Are any of you Swiss Luggers or visitors familiar with this style?
> http://www.gallery.leica-users.org/v/OldNick/20180217-DSCF6332.JPG.html 
> <http://www.gallery.leica-users.org/v/OldNick/20180217-DSCF6332.JPG.html>
> Comments and critiques welcomed and appreciated.

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