Wednesday, January 14, 2009

13 windows

An overcast sky above the unusual roof line of 103 South Randolph St.

Yesterday's forge shares this building with the stables and carriage house for the Lexington Carriage Company. During the warmer months, and on the occasional weekend afternoon in the winter, the teams of horses are watered and groomed and fed (I suppose - I haven't seen them feeding) between carriage rides here. Then they go north to Augusta County for the night.

I have a fascination with this building. It hardly seems to belong in town. It is certainly not beautiful -- "utilitarian" is the word that comes to mind. I don't remember ever seeing another freestanding building of this size with just one lo-o-o-ng shed roof. The row of windows makes it, of course. (There's another similar row on the other side.) See the building from a distance here.

Pictures of the horses and carriages to come, in the spring.

5 comments:

JM said...

Great perspective! I really like repetition shots and this one is wonderful!

Wibbo said...

Oooooh, terrific photo! I love the composition with that strong diagonal.

rob said...

I like repetition too and also the oblique line of the roof.

Per Stromsjo said...

Ah, there's that word... spring...

Babooshka said...

This is such a bold image. Composition is excellent.