Barns of Wisconsin

Barns of Wisconsin

Posted on Jul 10th 2014 | Bike Life, Blog,

I’ve been fascinated with barns for a long time. Living in Wisconsin one quickly grows accustomed to seeing barns across the countryside. It’s easy to just pass them by without a second thought, but I’ve taken a different perspective. The history, construction, and beauty has a special place in my heart. Over the last two years I’ve started documenting many of the barns I come across while riding my bike. It amazes me that I can go on an hour lunch ride and pass close to ten barns. If I extend that ride another hour through the countryside that number would easily double. One of the things I love most is the toll that Wisconsin’s seasons have taken on the wood and stone that make up these barns. The elements leave a gorgeous patina yet many of the barns still stand strong. They’ve been built to stand the test of time. That’s something that seems to be glossed over these days.