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Stone Silo


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Comment balloon 10 commentsAndrea Swiedler • April 26 2009 09:32AM


HI Andrea. I see things like this all the time that get abandoned and it is funny how the vegetation and nature goes on all around them just like in your photo. I hope with people we don't turn into a leftover but are always growing.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

Just goes to show you nature grows anywhere-just as we can continue to grow with time. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Andrea..What beatweetutiful Colors..I love old bits of history..I makes my mind wander..Thank you for sharing


HelpfulHannah your friend in Philadelphia

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 9 years ago

Wow, Andrea!  This place looks older than many of the old houses I saw in Paris!  Lovely shot!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Andrea - Wonderful photograph and where was this photo taken?

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 9 years ago

Hi everyone, this photo was taken right here in New Milford, CT. I took it this morning on my way to the farm. It must have been some lovely farm at one time. The house is a bit unusual that goes with this silo in that it is stucco. They use this to hide the propane tank, it sits toward the back side on the right. Were it mine I would have some trumpet vine growing up the side of it, LOL. But, sadly it is not mine. The photo of the rooster/chicken sculpture is one house farther down the road from here. It is in the section of New Milford called Merryall, which is probably the most rural we have here.

Gary, LOL, you see a lesson in everything, that is so wonderful. Thank you.

Pat, nature does take over, doesn't it. I just love this, and was waiting waiting for the leaves to come out on the bushes before I took a picture.

Hi Hannah! I love history myself. This morning I set out early to take pictures, I went downtown and took a bunch, then this on the way to the farm.

Pat, LOL, I don't think this is as old, but it sure is beautiful, isn't it.

Bob, thank you. I actually answered you first at the top of my comment!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 9 years ago

Andrea, are you sure that's not a putting green just beyond the first little rock wall?   LOL

Posted by Randy Hooker, Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek (Dreamcatcher Realty / Greater Phoenix Area) over 9 years ago

LOL Randy, I am sure! Too funny, thank you for stopping by!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 9 years ago

Very interesting - could have been used as a silo, water tank, defense - maybe more than one use.

I agree with Randy - if it's not a putting green, then it SHOULD be!  :-)


Posted by Mike Hendren (Mike Hendren Photography) over 9 years ago

LOL Mike, it is really not a putting green. I am pretty sure it was a silo, from the look and location. Unless they used it to defend themselves from the bears, LOL. It is up on Bear Hill after all. Thanks for stopping!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 9 years ago