September 16, 2013autumn, people places things forgottonia, usa Sharonamericana, architecture, barn, forgottonia, landscape photography, midwest photography, prairiescape, rural, rural decay, small town http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forgottonia Like this:Like Loading...
Hello Sharon …. 🙂
Just love this image, soft light , rich greens and what a fantastic barn and location.
“He Lives”, I wonder what that is about ?
Hi there Nigel, thank you!! 🙂
I think the “He Lives” is a religious reference. At least I hope it’s that and not a warning that some creature lives inside.
Awesome image, love the soft light. It would be interesting to visit each ‘forgotten’ region in nearly every state, and get to know the people who stay there
Good morning, Scott 🙂
Thanks for the great comment!
Yes, sometimes people in rural areas feel forgotten when it comes to state funding for infrastructure and other building projects.
Although “Forgottonia” was all very tongue-in-cheek, with a self-appointed beatnik mayor (who, sadly, passed away not too long ago), it was still an effective and clever way for a group of people to get the attention of politicians during an era when civic activism was alive and well.
I was thrilled to find this old structure on a county road with the message still plainly visible!
Also, I am happy to report that, after 35+ years of talking about it, the interstate referred to in the Wiki article is indeed, finally, underway and getting built in Forgottonia. 🙂
Thanks again Scott.
Nice image; “Un-Forgottonia-able,” in fact. A flip on the cliche: “Forgottonia, but not gone”?
🙂 Thanks for your wise and witty comment.
Hello! Do you happen to know the location of this barn? I know it’s in/near Ellisville, but if you remembered county road #s, would be appreciated. Thanks!
Hi there, it’s on Route 17 a few miles outside of Ellisville. You can’t miss it.