Abandoned

abandoned.jpg I live in one of those big city suburbs where farmland is rapidly being replaced with "civilization" — if you call Taco Bell, Wal-Mart, and Walgreen's "civilization." This barn and the adjacent buildings are part of a family farm that's well over 100 years old. These buildings, and the still occupied farmhouse, sit in a sort of no-man's land directly on the path of a freeway expansion. At the very left of the frame you can see the ribbon of new concrete that is the first part of the expansion, the south service drive of the freeway. The farmland has already been sold off and turned into subdivisions. All that's left is for the state to find the money to finish the project and this farm, like dozens of others around here, will be gone.