Monday, 28 April 2008

Cottages Of Adare.

These are the thatched cottages of Adare in Ireland. As you can see they are beautiful and most photogenic. Click on Adare to see the home page.


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13 comments:

Cloudscome said...

cozy! I like the white with red trim. Nice gardens too.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Thanks for turning off the word verification thing.

If you get spam just delete it.

ANyway, I got to see them thatch a roof on the discovery channel and also to repair an older thatched roof on another channel on television and found it fascinating.

I also went to a reconstruction of one of our native American tribes that lived here a long, long time ago. They had homes built out of poles in a circular shape and the roof was thatched. They collected the grass and reeds along the Miami River which still runs past the place where they once lived. I was stunned at how tight the roof was and how few bugs and insects and spiders I assumed would be hiding in the thatch as they didn't have ceilings.

The only thing wrong with them was they had a hole for a chimney and the smoke tended to wander around for a while on its way up and out the hole.

I think these are really nice photographs and I hope a lot of people will come and get to see them.

Müge Tekil said...

Hello Imac! These are indeed beautiful cottages ... but how odd roof system! :)

zakscloset said...

so cute! i wish one day i can own this kind of house.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

So gorgeous!!! I just adore those thatched roofs! A friend of ours was born in Ireland and grew up in a house like the last one you've shown (with the red door). She commissioned me to do a watercolor painting of it, and I've fallen in love with Ireland's old homes ever since!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Stunning, they do look good.

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful friendly-looking homes.

R&J said...

Interesting, it's an old skill to build thise kind of roofs. In my homeland some rare men know how to do it.

fishing guy said...

Imac: What a great little cottage, I like the look of the thatched roof.

Celinoooo said...

It looks so cozy! Makes you want to go inside and warm up besides the fireplace!
I love it!

Sharon said...

Beautiful! :)

i beati said...

how very lovely

Texas Travelers said...

Great photos and post.
I like the cart. Is this a working milk cart?

Beautiful.

Troy