Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Fontainebleau


Today city daily photographers are posting on the theme of fountains. Fontaine is French for fountain so I am stretching to take in that theme at the same time as keeping with my current theme of house names.  Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

This grand home with a spacious garden is more commonly referred to as Dr King's house.  Dr King was a well known local identity who did much to save the history and old homes of our town.

You will notice this is a wealthier home built from brick.  Bullnose verandahs like here are common on older houses.  By the way, have you noticed that most of the places I have been showing have verandahs, they are also a common element in older dwellings.

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful house, but what I really love is the gate and the flowers! Superb:)

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  2. Well done with the fountain theme! Oblique.

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  3. Lovely home, but I think I still like the timber cottages the best.

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  4. Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful


    Please have a good new month.

    daily athens

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  5. What a great idea for theme day.

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  6. Oblique indeed but well thought out.

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  7. I wondered if someone would do a take on the word. Well done. I'd thought of Fountain of Youth but don't look at me! When I first saw these sort of roofs in Australia I was surprised and always thought of this type of iron as being for a shed. I soon got used to it and got to love these roofs.

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  8. I really like your idea Joan. Lovely house and garden.

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  9. Love the gate and the agapanthus do fit in there so very well.

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