I have over a hundred shots of abandoned Texas barns, farmhouses and outbuildings, but this one stands out for me. Taken in the tiny town of Quihi, Texas (pronounced "kwee-hee"), the red rusted roof first caught my attention, but it was the pink flowers nearby, I think, along with the bright green surroundings, that sets the photo apart.
Like much of the South and Midwest, there is an abundance of abandoned buildings in Texas -- in some cases, whole towns of them. It is believed that, as farmers build new barns, they didn't feel enough need for that particular piece of land to warrant paying for someone to haul it away. It remains to be seen if the recent popularity of barnwood with natural patina might someday make many of these buildings desired by contractors. Until then, I'll be photographing as many of them as I come across in my travels.
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Jack Huber has taken tens of thousands of photographs around the country and in his foreign travels.