Yep, went on a search for a duck, but ended up with some barns instead. The best being “Grandpa’s Toy Shop.” I wonder what could be inside.
There are a number of old barns scattered along Southern Maryland’s farmland. These old Tobacco Barns are considered one of eleven “Most Endangered Historic Places” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. As the urban sprawl grows from Washington DC, these farmlands and historic barns are quickly disappearing.
To add even more to their demise, in 2001 the state of Maryland offered buyouts to Tobacco farmers. More than 90% of Maryland’s tobacco farmers took the offer making tobacco barns obsolete. A well written book about this history of tobacco farming and the tobacco barns in Southern Maryland was released at the end of 2011. You can find the book here on Amazon.
Canon 7d, 24-105mm f/4.0 L. Edited in Color Efex Pro.