Thursday, September 16, 2010

An Ancient Village Part Two - AKA History And Lunacy !

I love the shape of the gateways and the gates.

Typical Elizabethan buildings; chimneystacks everywhere !


This gateway leads onto the original Village Green,
right in the heart of the village.



This is part of a very old coaching inn,
and the original archway
leading into the stable area still exists.
The building is still an inn,
though an "upmarket" one these days :-)

This house is a total anachronism,
complete with neo-classical portico
 .......I could not get a better photo
due to the car parked in the driveway.

     One of the farms on the outskirts of the village.
Most are dairy farms.

                                                         Modern, but very pretty.

         And a total descent into lunacy.......
we have two lakes, and the wildfowl often cause chaos
by parading across this very busy road.
 The Council's Highways Dept put up a warning sign,
alerting drivers of ducks crossing,
and immediately some bright soul decided to adorn
the giant duck with the figure of a human
perched on its back as if riding a horse. 
It always raises a smile, and my children are very fond of the sign.
 It has been like this for several years now,
so I don't think the Council will bother removing the rider.
And no, I didn't do it :-)
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elizabeth said...

How lovely! That sign makes me happy too! :)

Michelle M. said...

That sign is great :) I just love all these photos. I need to come and visit :)

thegeekywife said...

that duck sign is so adorable!