Saturday, February 20, 2010

Whose that face in the window?

Whose that face in the window?

The old Pigsty


That I don't know, but if you would have looked in through that window a century ago you would probably have spotted a few pigs as this is an old pigsty. Or a bunch of hens, as it was also used as a hen-house back then. The picturesque old building is owned by Anna-Greta, the knitter that you met a week ago. All this was news to me as I had always thought this little cottage to be just that, an old cottage, and a bit older. But it sure looks good in this winter setting. Anna-Greta told me that one hundred years ago it was a very modern pigsty with a working drainage system and with a concrete wall between the pigsty and hen-house areas. Live and learn.

15 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Nice shots and wonderful story.

Jacob said...

It's amazing what a pigsty can become with a little care. That person in the window is my 1st grade teacher!

Kate said...

Fun, and a great set of photos. Love the story. Boy, that Jacob sure gets around!

Gunn said...

Unique!.
You really have EYES!
Thanks for sharing! It`s FUN, and I like it!

PurestGreen said...

I love the "person" in the window. It could be used as a prop to a scary story. Wonderful.

brattcat said...

Charming. A real silk purse of a place.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Wow! I really really Love the House! Your post is absolutely Great! The snow on the house is Phenomenal! The White looks really great on the Red and Navy! Very Ralph Lauren!

Greetings from Cavite Daily Photo, Philippines!

Steven^^

Jarart said...

Both pictures are great! I think the piggy in my post today would like to live in that cute place.

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

The "face" is a little spooky - but the story of the pigsty is amusing! How is it being used? I'm sure it would make a nice studio (without the pigs, of course!)
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Don and Krise said...

I would have thought it would take more than a hundred years to get the smell out! She must have hung one of those little tree air fresheners up.

So much history in the buildings you show us Steffe.

Vicki said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Steffe.

Love this. It’s a scene befitting a fairytale. A nice one. :)

VP said...

It really looks like a face, a funny face...

Abu Dhabi/UAE Daily Photo said...

Love this shot...the red trim of the house and the pines behind it. :)

Jilly said...

These two images are stunning. The first, almost a painting. Wonderful.I love what you eye sees, Steffe.

Steffe said...

Thanks all. I think I have a few more photos from Vadet, and i might post those soon.