Monday, 3 January 2011

preserving the old ways...

preserving the old ways..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 3rd January 2011 - Day 3 of 365

This came out little more clichéd than I intended but Cotswold cottages, in the snow, do tend to lean heavily toward the clichéd end of the spectrum...

Today, Kate and I went for a walk in Bibury, a picturesque village in the Cotswolds. As we got up into the hills the snow started to come down. It is actually snowing in the picture, which has given it a slightly blurry look.

These cottages are owned by The National Trust, a charity that buys and preserves historic sites and buildings around England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Normal people get to live in these but they must follow strict rules about decorating and modernisation. i.e. all doors must be painted an approved colour, in order to be in-keeping with the period in which they were built.

That is Kate in the red coat.

Back to work tomorrow after over a fortnight off... ho hum...

Reminded me of:
♫ The Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks ♫

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