A Photo a Week Challenge: Ruins

Duke Farms is an estate that was established by James Buchanan Duke, an American entrepreneur who founded Duke Power and the American Tobacco Company. This is what is left standing of the Hay Barn. Following a fire in January 1915, the building remained abandoned. Doris Duke who inherited the estate from her father used the ruins as an outdoor sculpture gallery, placing individual marble statues of human figures in linear arrangements along the walls, which can still be seen today.Β 007

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Ruins

18 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Ruins

  1. Lisa, the way you look as a sculpture is really cool. The stone work is beautiful and a perfect setting for the figures. Since the fire in 1915, this still looks like it can withstand the rest of time, a “modern” day American ruins, compared to other countries. πŸ™‚

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