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Old Bahns

willard3willard3 Registered Users Posts: 2,580 Major grins
edited July 22, 2020 in Other Cool Shots

These bahns feature ceramic silos which is the reason I fotoed them. In the campo, rural NY

It is better to die on you feet than to live on your knees.....Emiliano Zapata

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    toragstorags Registered Users Posts: 4,615 Major grins
    edited July 22, 2020

    Ceramic silo? Why?

    Nice shots ....

    Rags
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    willard3willard3 Registered Users Posts: 2,580 Major grins

    My Engineer's instincts tell me ceramic tile will last longer than and resist waterlogging better than wood, Rags. Farmers agreed

    From the web:
    Silo Tile is also a hollow structural terra cotta product used for constructing round towers. The individual blocks are quite thin as compared to the other building tiles - usually 6 inches or less. The are also slightly curved.
    They were a significant improvement over the wood stave silos, but there were concerns that silage wouldn't keep as well. This appears to be unfounded as stone silos had been in use since at least the 18th century.

    The hollow tiles used for silos were vitrified or glazed. This reduces the absorbtion of water, eliminating the need for a cement coating. Salt glaze was used for a period, which made the tiles even more impervious, but it resulted in a weaker structure.
    There are many, many surviving tile silos that are quite well preserved and more pleasing to look at than steel or concrete silos.

    It is better to die on you feet than to live on your knees.....Emiliano Zapata
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    JuanoJuano Registered Users Posts: 4,881 Major grins

    Beautiful! I have never seen this type of silo before.

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    toragstorags Registered Users Posts: 4,615 Major grins

    @Juano said:
    Beautiful! I have never seen this type of silo before.

    Me neither...

    I though it was because some grain when sitting can produce heat; but weathering is a better use....

    Rags
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    El GatoEl Gato Registered Users Posts: 1,242 Major grins

    Very nice!!

    I like both images, although #2 resonates more for me and has an appealing presentation. Almost looks as if it could have been an HDR shot.

    Both are great however! Thanks for posting these and a bit of background on the tile use in their construction.

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    black mambablack mamba Registered Users Posts: 8,321 Major grins

    I like these a lot. I've seen shots of these type silos, but I've never seen one. I wonder if there's a regional difference that might influence one to use these ceramic tiles. I've seen literally hundreds of old barns and silos throughout the Appalachians. I can't remember ever seeing one.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
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    StumblebumStumblebum Registered Users Posts: 8,480 Major grins

    Superb Willard!

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    David_S85David_S85 Administrators Posts: 13,182 moderator

    These are wonderful! Those vines make the shot in the second barn.

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    willard3willard3 Registered Users Posts: 2,580 Major grins
    edited July 23, 2020

    Nobody has noticed the pigeons on the roof of the second bahn. (neither did I until it was processed)

    It is better to die on you feet than to live on your knees.....Emiliano Zapata
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    sarasphotossarasphotos Registered Users Posts: 3,830 Major grins

    Ooh, very cool. Never seen a ceramic silo before. I too am especially fond of the 2nd shot.

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