With my new camera I now frequently combine 2 of my favorite activities - cycling and photography. This abandoned barn is just off the W&OD trail near Leesburg, VA. The W&OD trail is just 20 feet beyond the silo. Directly behind this view is a hill leading up to million dollar McMansions which I can only assume were built on the farm this barn once served. Although the barn from this angle still looks servicable, to the left of the tree the roof has collapsed. I would love to know the story behind the barn. The builder obviously was both skilled (look at the stone foundation) and practical. The barn is built into the hillside giving easy access to the loft and the silo is on the up hill side aiding gravity flow from the bottom. Today was basically a photography scouting session as I took pictures all the way around looking for the best angles. Next I need to return at sunrise or sunset to capture the barn in better light as this was taken at noon. Olympus OMD, [email protected], f7.1, 1/2000s, ISO 1250.