Orange Grove Tool Sheds and Utility Boxes of Oliva, Spain
October 14, 2019 10:28 AM   Subscribe

Orange Grove Tool Sheds and Utility Boxes of Oliva, Spain [via mefi projects]

MeFi's own dobbs says "In 2017, I spent 87 days in Oliva, Spain. I took 1000s of photos of tool sheds and utility boxes in various states of function and decay. These are my 108 favorites."

They are surprisingly lovely.
posted by exceptinsects (12 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I agree, they are lovely. Have to mention this, as if obligatory: "Forget about the sheds!"
posted by chavenet at 10:42 AM on October 14 [7 favorites]

(i legit thought this was an indie game. glad it wasn't)
posted by Foci for Analysis at 11:19 AM on October 14

These are great. Reminds me of the old tobacco barns that you see here and there on small, two-lane roads in the North Carolina countryside.
posted by NoMich at 11:41 AM on October 14 [2 favorites]

I have seen these all over Spain and never realised what they were!

I can't link as I am on my phone but these remind me of the casillas de camineros peones, ie road workers cottages, I spotted one in Nerja, almost derelict and got curious. Apparently they were built from 1759 with the peones expected to maintain one league of tracks as their often very remote patch, and were built as one family homes. They were kept up until the last century when better transport and mechanisation made them obsolete.
posted by RandomInconsistencies at 12:02 PM on October 14 [2 favorites]

I love it so much
posted by growabrain at 12:28 PM on October 14 [1 favorite]

these are great
posted by PinkMoose at 1:14 PM on October 14 [1 favorite]

Love this. I am a fan of both ugly concrete and green plants, and them sitting next to each other under blue skies is absolutely wonderful to my eye.
posted by FirstMateKate at 2:43 PM on October 14 [2 favorites]

Thanks, everyone. So happy to see people like the pictures!
posted by dobbs at 3:02 PM on October 14 [4 favorites]

A reminder that there can be beauty in the simplest things. These were lovely.
posted by kinnakeet at 5:09 PM on October 14 [2 favorites]

I was lucky enough to spend some time in Spain this year, and these photos fill me with such yearning. I loved it there so much.
posted by device55 at 6:05 AM on October 15 [2 favorites]

I picked peaches a couple of summers as a teenager. My father also had a kiwi farm. The trees are different, but I recognise these sheds, these soils, these skies.

This has hit me, hard. Not just the beauty, but the memories.
posted by kandinski at 4:43 AM on October 16 [1 favorite]

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