My husband and I have been known to trespass.
Although generally law-abiding citizens who realize rules are in place for a reason, it must be admitted that on occasion our innate curiosity overrides common sense.
The old Dairy Barn
(In our defence, we would never vandalize property...it's surprising how often entryways are inadvertently left open to allow easy entry.)
A favourite spot to visit on our Sunday jaunts has been the Bose Farm near our house, long left to the vagaries of time and weather.
We have passed this pretty knoll many times in the years we've lived in Surrey, and watched the buildings on it deteriorate with each passing year.
When a whole chunk of the old barn succumbed and tumbled to the ground last summer, it was the end of an era for us.
Some of the farm's outbuildings have been demolished; others will be renovated in the name of local colour.
Long slated for redevelopment, the bulk of the land is slated to be filled with high-end condominiums.
Progress cannot be stopped, nor should it be, but I will definitely miss how proudly the big old barn stood watch over Bose Road for as long as I have lived nearby.
I will miss its shabby elegance.
And though I should regret stepping in to catch sight of life in the old days, I am very glad to have these photos to bring back the peace of an afternoon spent watching sunshine slant through weathered boards.
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