15th century cottage, once a courthouse, and now a tea-room owned by the National Trust next to Pont Fawr a narrow three-arch stone bridge, It is said to have been designed by Inigo Jones and it was built in 1636 by Sir John Wynn of Gwydir Castle. The bridge connects the town with Gwydir, a manor house dating from 1492, Originally built to carry horses and carts.
Hansel and Gretel (Grimm Brothers) could have met the witch here….But it is called Derstenhaus and is a refuge for hikers in the Palatinate Forest, which is a low mountain region in the south-west of Germany. Together with the northern part of the adjacent Vosges Mountains in France it forms the UNESCO-designated Palatinate Forest-North Vosges Biosphere Reserve, one of the biggest forests in Europe. I have been grown up in this forest….it’s my “Heimat” (German word for homeland)
A Victorian cottage at Blists Hill Victorian Town. The outbuildings are a pig sty and an outside privy (loo).
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I passed this beautiful thatched cottage in the hamlet of Horsenden, on the first stretch of my walk soon after leaving Princes Risborough.
I took this image on my visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town. I wanted to try and create an image that gave the impression it was taken back in the Victorian times, I hope I have achieved that.
Blists Hill Victorian Town, originally called Blists Hill Open Air Museum, was opened in 1973 and has been slowly growing ever since. The museum’s buildings fall into one of three categories: buildings that were already part of the industrial site (the brickworks), buildings that simply represent a generic type (the sweet shop), some adaptively reusing existing premises on site or being replicas of those still standing elsewhere and original buildings that have been relocated to the museum (The New Inn public house, which originally stood between Green Lane and Hospital Street in Walsall).
Victorian Steelworkers Cottage, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet.
A beautiful Chiltern brick and flint cottage in a tranquil location on Chinnor Hill.
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