April 25, 2008

most photographed barn in america

To follow up Deron’s post on views of earth from space I submit a most photographed thing/place on earth.

Moulton Barn (seen above) is discussed in Don DeLillo’s White Noise as Jack and Murray travel to visit The Most Photographed Barn in America

There were 40 cars and a tour bus in the makeshift lot. We walked along a cowpath to the slightly elevated spot set aside for viewing and photographing. All the people had cameras; some had tripods, telephoto lenses, filter kits. A man in a booth sold postcards and slides — pictures of the barn taken from the elevated spot.

“No one sees the barn,” he said finally.

A long silence followed.

“Once you’ve seen the signs about the barn, it becomes impossible to see the barn.”


  1. jfew on May 23rd, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks for featuring my photo of Moulton Barn in your post! Out of all the thousands upon thousands of photos captured of this barn, I’m flattered that you picked mine.