As Wikipedia puts it:
"The Barrens is a small tract of land still heavily covered in trees and plant life. Derry's landfill is located here, as is a gravel pit and several sewer pump-stations. The Barrens plays the most prominent a role in It, as the Losers adopt it as their home away from home, even building a clubhouse there."
Tonight I went out to photograph and decided to visit this area near my house. I have been there before and had always been a little creeped out walking alone through the "woods" that seemed oddly out of place. I found old junk people had dumped there, like refridgerators, school desks, mattresses, etc. I never associated it before, but tonight as I looked through my photos, I realized that this area was exactly like The Barrens in It. In the book, there is even an old fridge in the Barrens that a kid locks animals in to kill them. I'm telling you, creepy stuff.