Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Door to door lunatic.
I have been constantly haunting the roads,lanes and villages around my would be new home for the last few weeks,in fact I'm surprised I haven't been arrested. If you live in a nice quiet house in the country and you see somebody contorting at weird angles,mumbling distractedly whilst trying to photograph doors,ridges and copings your first reaction I suppose would be to call 999. Don't worry folks it is more than likely just me feeding my growing love of all things Victorian,Gothic,Regency...well hell...just anything old. The picture above is of a door next to a quite modestly sized cottage (it's a shame about the awful guttering however),but just look at the detail. Yes,a door but the work and the detail make it for me an object of desire that furthers my admiration of the workers who could once create such pieces on a regular basis.Today such custom work is possible but Oh the cost!.....time to sharpen my tools methinks.