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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday Stills

Architecture is this week's Sunday Stills challenge. I didn't get out anywhere this past week...so I'm totally cheatin' on this challenge...I'm posting old photos from my archives, and I'm going to link a couple of previous posts.

My photos are nothing compared to what I've seen posted by others this morning! To view more architecture challenge shots, click here and enjoy!

So, here we go...

These two shots are taken in the old ghost town of Shaniko Oregon. We actually got to stay the night at the Shaniko hotel for a company Christmas party...it was a great time!

The old school house.





The Shaniko Hotel



The next two shots were taken at the Sodhouse Ranch...a ranch built by the cattle king Pete French in the 1880's.

This is the inside of the barn with my Coyote and Rohan
enjoying some hay. My Man and I were doing a wild horse
demo for the BLM at the annual Ranching Heritage Day.
Our horses were the first ones to step into the barn
after it's restoration process.
Notice the metal rings on the edge of the wood rail
under Coyote's belly...they used to tie the horses to those rings.
Can you imagine what it was really like back then?



The stone building behind me and Rohan
was the cellar/ice house.




The next photo is at yet another ranch owned by Pete French. This is the barn at the P Ranch which was the headquarters for his empire.

The Long Barn at the P Ranch.

Photos and my blog post about Pete French's Round Barn (a truly unique barn) can be seen here.

Old Princeton is located on our ranch. You can see photos and my blog post here.


Ok...one more...nature is the best architect of them all...

This is the Kiger Gorge on Steens Mountain.


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22 comments:

Amanda said...

Awesome photos, they remind me so much of around this area of Washington

VioletSky said...

I love that old school house!

And the inside of the renovated barn full of rafters looks intriguing.

Flo said...

Oh, I love these old buildings. The schoolhouse is fabulous!!! I would teach there :)

Mine is up over at my photo blog.

Shirley said...

I take it that's a bell tower on the school house. Love the inside of the barn- where did you tie your horses? And the Kiger Gorge looks fabulous. Is that where the Kiger mustangs come from?

gtyyup said...

Shirley~~I believe you are right about the bell tower. The school was boarded up so we didn't get to go inside.

About the horses, I tied them to the rings for the photo op to make it realistic...but never left them alone. I guess horses were smarter in the old days and didn't step over their lead!!

The Kiger mustangs don't live in the Kiger gorge, but they are at the mouth of the gorge many miles north.

The Wife said...

Love the Long Barn! Great job!

Rising Rainbow said...

I love old buildings the best, I think. Great shots.

CTG Ponies said...

The Kiger Gorge is spectacular! Love the old ranch photos!

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Oh, I love that school house!

Ed said...

I totaly agree, the old schoolhouse is fantastic, along with the rest of the shots..:-)

Kathleen Coy said...

Beautiful photos, Karen. Oh, and give Rohan a big hug for me, I am so in love with him! :-)

Jen Mo said...

Hello! I recommend Ireland if you can find the money!
I love the old schoolhouse pic! It is very interesting! Also love Kigers Gorge! Well done!

prairierunner said...

I love the schoolhouse too but the gorge was a great idea!

Andrea said...

Love the old rustic buildings!! Well done! :)

Country Whispers said...

Love looking at all your pictures. Kiger Gorge is beautiful.

Andrea said...

What a fantastic old school house! I love it!! And how much fun!! What an adventure and sleeping in an old spooky hotel!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

I really like the old Schoolhouse, very interesting! It is so much fun to see everyone perspective! :)

regularguy said...

Great shots. I too like the schoolhouse. Any old ghosts in the hotel when you stayed?

Paula said...

I LOVE your post and pictures this week! Shaniko has always intrigued me. I love that old school and I have to say there are more people in your second picture than I've ever seen in Shaniko all together! Some of my favorite knitting yarn came from the ranch there. Wonderful pictures!

Jocelyn said...

The Steens Mountains were my Grandmother's the Hobby Archaeologist and historians, most favorite place. She would live in Burns in the summers between teaching school and study the local history and digs.

She has some amazing historical items that she found there!

Oz Girl said...

Fantastic photos, I love the old schoolhouse and even the hotel you stayed in looks pretty cool. The Long Barn has a diamond cut-out up top just like my falling-down barn pic for this week's Sundays Stills! Kiger Gorge looks pretty darn awesome... all great photos! ;)

MariesImages said...

Wonderful country shots of the west, Ü love your music too!!
Marie

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