The village of Stowe, Vermont dates back to the mid-1700s. It is of note for me as a resident that not as much as I would prefer has changed since then. However, it does provide great blogging material. Today I am showing SOME of the barns we pass on our daily walk. These were yesterday as we walked a mile out and then back. No driving needed for barn sightings here.
This is my favorite village property with a barn so far. I love the old stone wall that encloses the back yard. Again, the front of the house sits on Main Street and often I do not even see the barns in the rear.
Stowe residents love their barns so much, they built The Swimming Hole to look like one. If we had normal businesses here, this would be analogous to a local YMCA. Here is where we turn around, leave the path and walk back through the village.
Next we pass a series of businesses in converted barns or with barns attached.
The front of this house is one of my favorites on Main Street. This attached barn holds the dentist’s office.
Here the barn is so close to the sidewalk, it was difficult to get the picture. You can just make out the attached house in the background.
As we emerge from the covered wooden walkway, the blacksmith shop is more appropriately housed in a barn.
At this point, I am a bit shaky from my “unstable” special walking shoes and trying to keep up with my husband over the course of 2 miles. It appears the camera had enough of barns, too. The battery was just about done.
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