Saturday, 24 May 2008

Things are not always as they seem...

When you see this little cottage you are drawn to this lovely window that is painted onto the side. I read somewhere that this former utility building was made into a dwelling and the owner could not get permission to put another window in so she had this painted instead....genius! I'm fairly sure that when it was first done only the dog in the window was there and now there are two, so I wonder if one dog has died and this is a memorial to it. On the other side of the building there is a cat sitting in a round window.
This derelict old building is in Swanage and at first glance you wonder why it's in such a state...but look again. It's all painted on, all the cracks in the brickwork are painted too.
We parked at Swanage last night and had some fish and chips then walked along the coast path to the west. It's a long pull uphill so that should have walked the fish and chips off! Saw some birds diving into the water vertically, I tried to take a picture but they were too fast for my camera (and me!) Some children were on the little stone pier lying on their tummys trying to catch crabs, they caught quite a big one and it was fun to watch them all crowded round it having a look and the childish enthusiasm it gave them. One little boy was more daring than the rest and I was sure he would end up in the sea...but he was still dry when we left! I love people watching, and these little ones were great, doing what children should be doing, outdoors having fun.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You've done it again! Genius! KarenX

Border Reiver said...

Well done Goosey, what a fab posting. I guess the cottage is Swanage too - me thinks a trip to see this is a must, oh and of course fish n chips by the pier!! BR

montaguepiedaterre said...

Snowgoosey;

Thanks for sharing a most beautiful part of the (your) world.

montaguepiedaterre said...

Just a post script:

Just finished listening to Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion. He did a wonderful program including some tributes to those who have offered their lives for our freedom, especially poignant since Marlene's father fought in France in WWI and her brother fought and died in WWII ... his plane he was piloting went down and he was never found.