Houses often have faces. Sometimes they look happy, sometimes sad, occasionally grumpy or even scary. They sometimes also have a feel to them. A good warm feeling or a cold hard one. Maybe the feelings are the echoes and memories of those who have lived in them. All those moments of energy in one place. So many layers of laughter, tears, birth and death. This house doesn't look happy or sad to me, maybe a little unsure or slightly worried? I like this house, the inside had a good warm feeling. It reminds me of the simple houses that children draw. It reminds me also of a children's TV series that I can remember from childhood. I must have been very young as I remember that it scared me a little and it has stayed with me for years. All I could remember of it (until recently) was that it was about a house with someone trapped upstairs. They were trapped upstairs because there was no staircase. It's only recently that I found out what the TV series was, by searching on youtube.
I came across this house at the Weald and Downland open air museum a couple of weeks ago.
~ Michael Montoure
“It was a mistake to think of houses, old houses, as being empty. They were filled with memories, with the faded echoes of voices. Drops of tears, drops of blood, the ring of laughter, the edge of tempers that had ebbed and flowed between the walls, into the walls, over the years.
Wasn't it, after all, a kind of life?
And there were houses, he knew it, that breathed. They carried in their wood and stone, their brick and mortar a kind of ego that was nearly, very nearly, human.”
~Nora Roberts Key of Knowledge
This one below is an old market hall.
Just as beautiful on the inside, as the outside.
As well as houses I also spied a beautiful gaggle of geese.
And this handsome fella and his friends...
It was a bitterly cold day and the fires lit inside some of the cottages were very appreciated.
Wouldn't it be fabulous if it was a permanent fixture, so much better than parked cars don't you think? ;)
The talisman that I showed in progress in my last post are now finished and in the shop here. Over half of them have sold already, so make haste my dear friends, if you were hoping to snaffle one up.
Have a magical week.