Outhouse

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 25 March 2020 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Where I was standing there were some brick remnants of a foundation of an old farmhouse. It had been cleared pretty well, but they left the outhouse standing. This is a barely processed photo - just a bit of raw adjustment and a little vignette.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/640 second F/16.0 ISO 400 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Magnificent giant tree. I like this countryside
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25 Mar 2020 6:04am

Anne from France

Très beau

25 Mar 2020 6:50am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

quel bel arbre
JP

25 Mar 2020 7:06am

yo from Ile de France, France

Toute petite près de cet arbre gigantesque ! Elle me rappelle celles que j'ai vues il y a quelques années. Elles servaient à ranger les outils de jardin.
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Belle composition !

25 Mar 2020 8:31am

@yo: I guess you know that an "outhouse" is not used to store tools, but to provide toilet facilities for dwellings without indoor plumbing.

jean pierre from Paris, France

superbe cet arbre!! amts

25 Mar 2020 8:43am

Gérard from Allauch, France

Superb !

25 Mar 2020 9:06am

Maryse from bordeaux, France

Un lieu désert aujourd'hui mais qui a été sûrement, à une certaine époque, un lieu plein de vie.... Peut-être qu'un jour la vie sera de nouveau là !
C'est un peu ce que nous vivons aujourd'hui avec le confinement....
Bonne journée Harry

25 Mar 2020 9:20am

@Maryse: more of a reminder of how things once were. washing your hands there is not an option.

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Pretty rural details.

25 Mar 2020 9:28am

Devi from Chennai, India

The farm house must have looked fabulous when that tre was in full bloom@!
We can only imagine !! And of course there is no limitations to our imagination!

25 Mar 2020 10:57am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice capture

25 Mar 2020 11:28am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Doesn't need a lot of processing.

25 Mar 2020 12:06pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine capture of this outhouse that doesn't seem to have a moon on it.

25 Mar 2020 12:29pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

No problems with toilet paper in those days :) A lovely spot

25 Mar 2020 12:30pm

@grouser: I don't know about that. I had a cousin whose farm relied on an outhouse. They always had toilet paper. I have head that during the depression and earlier, they kept a Sears Roebuck catalog for re-purposing of the pages, and before that corn husks left over from the harvest, neither of which seem bearable to me.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What a stately tree with its enormous spread! That cloudless, deep blue sky is beautiful! It seems the outhouse is well placed to enjoy views while getting down to business. :-)

25 Mar 2020 1:13pm

Rose from United States

That tree needs a swing on it and/or children climbing it! Love the sky as well as the tree. The outhouse gives is some perspective as far as size.

25 Mar 2020 3:03pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition where the tree now takes all the place of what was once a farm.

25 Mar 2020 4:45pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The tree is magnificent!

25 Mar 2020 5:40pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

L O V E L Y !

25 Mar 2020 7:39pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

la petite cabane et les grands arbres fantastique
belle soirée

25 Mar 2020 8:29pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Majestic tree.

25 Mar 2020 10:50pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice. I wonder why leave the outhouse.

26 Mar 2020 12:29am

@B. Thomas: Probably the boss was sitting in there when the bulldozer operator finished the house and wanted to trailer up the equipment.

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I guess nobody wanted to deal with it! This is a beautiful composition with the old outhouse and the gorgeous tree.

26 Mar 2020 12:52am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

What a fabulous tree!

26 Mar 2020 1:51am

yo from Ile de France, France

En France une dépendance est l'annexe d'un bâtiment principal, aussi bien toilettes (autrefois) buanderie, garage, grange, cabane à outils....

26 Mar 2020 2:31pm

@yo: ah the joys of translating. an out building (perhaps outbuilding) can be a barn, shed, storage, etc. The word "outhouse" in English specifically refers to an outside toilet without plumbing.

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

love the vivid blue and that tree is amazing

29 Mar 2020 9:44pm