I always sort of swooned at the sight of the classic barn structures in central and northern Minnesota, where everything seemed rustic and weathered and made to age gracefully.
–Richard Dean Anderson
When walking through old towns, the weathered buildings and board sidewalks offer a glimpse into a time when life seemed slower and easier. Often I wonder if I were born about a century to late…
In the town of Fairplay, a collection of old buildings were moved to area at the edge of town. The buildings were saved from various mountain hamlets and ghosts towns from around the area. This new borough is called South Park, and visitors may visit this setting.
“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings.” Teaching children values and giving them the opportunity to excel is essential to good parenting. However, I feel I must also provide my children (and myself) insight into the ones who came before us: our ancestors whose lives and stories have shaped us into who we are. This is my journey; these are their stories…
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3 thoughts on “Weathered”
I love these photos a lot. And that Mason sign!
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That Mason sign took me by surprise — it seemed so out of place!