He pulled off to the right side of the two lane road as there was a lot of space. I got out and took a few pictures and had just begun getting back into the Jeep when a shiny red security truck from the Bayer Company plant across the road pulled in front of us. He got out of his truck and approached my husband's window saying hello folks how are you.
My husband told him I was taking pictures of the barn. He looked at me and said yeah, we saw you point your camera that way. He asked if it was a digitial camera and when I said yes he asked if he could see my pictures. I showed him what I had taken. He went on to say I couldn't take photos of the plant by rules of the United States Coast Guard. The plant is along the banks of the Ohio River. It all stems from the events of 9/11. He informed me if I was going to be in the area again I could make a request and they would issue me a photography pass. I did ask and Bayer owns the barn.
When I know I'm going that way again I will definitely do so. Hubby said maybe they would even let me look inside. I would have loved to have taken a shot of the other side of the barn but I didn't press it since I was getting to keep the photos I already had for which I was very grateful. This was the first time I have ever been questioned about the photos I was taking and I told the guard I always know it might happen. He was a very nice man and not intimidating in anyway.
Now, back to the barn. I think you can tell but those little black dogs in the foreground are cutouts. There were some in front of the plant as well. I have no idea why Bayer kept the barn but I'm glad they did.
I had zoomed in to get some of the details.
A closeup of the stone foundation.
Here is a closeup of the weathered wood barn behind the larger one. If you enlarge the picture I think you can see the heavy stones this one sits on. A new roof suggests that some attempt at preservation had taken place.
Linking to Tricia's Barn Charm.