Just this last weekend, Hubby and I took a drive through Carnation and the Snoqualmie Valley on the east side of Lake Washington, ostensibly looking for flooded land. We didn’t find much in the way of floods, and all the roads were clear (in Spring, the Tolt, Snoqualmie, and Sammamish Rivers often overflow their banks, flooding low-lying farms). Just outside of the town of North Bend, we did see the Snoqualmie River running very high. Bushes along the river banks were dragging in the water.
In the town of Duvall, we spotted an interesting-looking broken-down building, and I asked Hubby to stop and let me take pictures. Perfect for this week’s challenge!
I’d be interested in knowing the history of that old barn, and I’m glad we got to see it before it gets demolished.
On our way home from Colorado, we passed through the Eastern Washington town of Wilbur. This abandoned building had pretty classy “boarded-up” windows. It didn’t look as bad as it could have.
More heartbreaking was the building below. It was a barracks building at Minidoka, Idaho, which was an internment (concentration) camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II. Perfectly innocent Japanese Americans lost their homes and livelihoods for the duration of the war, and were forced to endure bleak conditions.
In our local Skagit Valley is found this old barn.
This summer, I plan to drive up to the Skagit and photograph more of its old barns, of which there are many.
Here’s the Link to Cee’s Original Post.