Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hooked on Buildings

I have been checking out Julie's Hooked on Houses site again, totally addicted!   Will be getting loads of inspiration for when I get to start building my house.

Anyway Julie got me thinking; it took me back to my root's & I came up with these three buildings that have different characteristics.  Photo's courtesy of my Mum, thanks Mum!!

The top photo is a little cottage in the village of Chaddesley Corbett in Worcestershire; the wisteria climbing on the building is just gorgeous.

This one is from Stratford-upon-Avon, where William Shakespeare was born.  It is such a quaint country cottage; it makes you want to go to the village for a cream tea. 

The Crooked House

And finally there is this wonderfully shabby building.  This has now been converted from a miner's cottage, to a public house.   The illusion is enough to induce an unsettling effect in the stomach; either that or one too many pints of Mild (a dark English beer) have been drunk!   What a building this is The Crooked House, in the Black Country in the heart of The Midlands, England. Inside the flooring is level so you don't fall over (only after a few pints). 

I have added a link if any one wants to read about some of the history.


Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

I am obsessed by flowers, how gorgeous is the white home with those elegant flowers just sitting there looking fabulous :)

kayellen said...

Each home is very enchanting:)
Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great week,

Jeanneoli said...

I love Hooked On Houses...great site!!! I love all the images that you shared. I went to England while I was in college and loved it. So quaint and lovely with all the old homes and architecture.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

oh my, the Crooked House is interesting! i need to read the history on that!

la la Lovely said...

These are so great!!! I love flowers on houses!