In Montana I’ve noticed many interesting buildings. I thought I’d post a few examples in this blog. A serious photographer could have fun in this state as there is no end of fascinating sights.
One image that struck me as sad and funny at the same time is the one of these trailers in love. See how they lean into each other, how they support each other? If that isn’t love, I don’t know what it is.
This rural schoolhouse is being restored. The original flagpole dates to 1903 and will remain in place. The roof has already been replaced. The front door is temporary, I’m told, until something more in keeping with the original style can be acquired. I had to smile at the way scaffolding is used on the farm. The machinery lifts the platform to the level where a worker needs to stand to do his renovations.
In town several properties have been deserted, leaving the wind to blow through the gaps that once were windows.
I wondered what the builder of this home was trying to achieve. My suspicion is that the plan was meant to emulate the old idea of quiggly mounds that the early native American people used to escape the harshest winter temperatures and winds. Some quiggly mounds are still being found in the northern interior parts of British Columbia.
This house fascinated me. Beyond the door, steps must go down into a mostly underground living area. The design is perfect for huddling against the bitter blizzard conditions that hit this region in the winter.
I’m most impressed by the beauty of Montana. Next time, some farming scenes and landscapes.