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Houghton Cottage

This week of miscellaneous postings continues with another picture taken in very dire weather conditions during our visit to Cambridgeshire in May.

These cottages are in the little village of Houghton, near St.Ives, where we lived from 1978 until 1989.  You may remember I featured a picture of the watermill here on 17th.June that looked like this http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Houghton_Mill_/

Houghton Cottage

This week of miscellaneous postings continues with another picture taken in very dire weather conditions during our visit to Cambridgeshire in May.

These cottages are in the little village of Houghton, near St.Ives, where we lived from 1978 until 1989.  You may remember I featured a picture of the watermill here on 17th.June that looked like this http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Houghton_Mill_/

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Oct 2009, 02:43
A fascinating row of cottages, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, and very much photographed I believe.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 10 Oct 2009, 03:18
As usual for me Brian l am totally off the track but what is the long tailed bird on the roof.

l love seeing these thatched roofs
Brian Walbey: I believe the bird on the roof is something left by the thatcher as a sort of trademark.
Really nice framing Brian, it makes for a picture with nice depth.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ryan.
  • Alan
  • Southampton, Engalnd
  • 10 Oct 2009, 08:05
Lots to enjoy in this, Brian, from the crooked chimney, the thatcher's birds on the apex and then the lovely greenery. Good stuff!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Alan.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Oct 2009, 08:37
Yes, fine cottages - very English the reed roofs, the climbing plants, the world seems still to be in order here in this little cosy village! Like zed I wonder what kind of birds are sitting on the roof -or are they metal birds?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine. The birds are made from reeds and I think are left by the Thatcher as a sort of trade mark, but don't quote me on that.
I do like this, lovely quaint cottages Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Linda.
Those cottages are superb Brian. Very nicely captured!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
Superb.. You could'nt have stood in a better place Brian. Get rid of the yellow lines and we could blast back in time a few centuries smile
Very inspirational for me, i've yet to add a thatched cottage to my collection. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Dave, I did think about cloning the yellow lines out but that would have been a bit of a big task.
Very nice row of cottages Brian. How many are there actually there. I like the birds.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet. I'm not sure how many there are as I think some have been joined together over the years.
These always look like Gingerbread houses to me..... Childhood stories I guess...
Cheers
Rob

P.S. Nice catch too....
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Rob.
Very pretty, and very English, Very nice. And that my lot with the very descriptions.
Brian Walbey: Thanks "very" much Sheila smile
Good to see a patch of thatch to block the hatch (roof opening).

Nice one Brian.

richard
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Richard, thanks for your comment.
I love cottages like these. Great angle Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Albert.
A fine image of a fine house. The roof is great. We have a couple of such in here too.
Brian Walbey: That's interesting to know Paul, perhaps you should photograph them for us.
Lovely Brian. Are there many such cottages around you?
Brian Walbey: There are some near us Ron but this is down in Cambridgeshire where there are a lot more.
they don't build them like this any more Brian, lovely shot matesmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tim.
I've always wanted to live in a cottage like this, that is till I saw a program about how the roof can catch Fire. That was the End of that dream. Lovely picture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks martin, and I believe it costs a fortune to insure and to replace every few years.
Great little buildings Brian, but I wouldn't like the bill for re-thatching them.
Brian Walbey: There are quite a few like this in the village les, I also wouldn't like the house insurance premium either!

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