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Crater Lake, Oregon, USA
Native Americans witnessed this beautiful lake form 7,700 years ago, when a violent eruption triggered the collapse of a towering volcano. Scientists marvel at its purity: fed by rain and snow, it’s the deepest lake in the USA and perhaps the most pristine on earth.
Today is World Photo Day. For 177 years, the camera has documented our lives, accomplishments, struggles, and the world around us.
With that, I'd like to share this image of a collapsed barn in Port Ludlow, WA.
In the 1950's it was a beautiful dairy farm, run by the McConaghy family. It was sold to the Nicoli's in 1973, and hasn't been used since - aside from land rental for dairy cattle to a neighbour, Gerald Bishop, for thirty years. Over time, the barn was left without maintenance. This barn could have been still standing strong, with it's old-growth Douglas Fir structure, but the Nicoli's had no interest in restoring the barn. Eventually Gerald Bishop bought the farm with other partners, with hopes of opening a dairy museum, but the structure collapsed. It is amazing it is still partially standing. The Bishops have installed fences, electric wire and “keep out” signs to deter people from investigating - or injuring themselves - but have no plans to tear down or burn the barn. For now, they're happy to let the public enjoy it before it's gone.
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