Tuesday, 8 September 2009
This collection of chimney stacks in Lucca would give an English building control officer a coniption and as for elf and safety...well forget it. Working on old houses you soon grow out of the habit of looking for anything resembling a right angle or a wall that is plumb or true. I am as a rule a bit of a stickler for repointing and relining stacks but after seeing the above I may rethink my approach.They do work though so I suppose the inhabitants are happy with their rickety arrangements and perhaps save their money for more important things such as Lucca's varied and wonderful eating establishments. I plan a return trip to Lucca next year to further check out the fantastic buildings and to avail myself of more tasty food and drink...mind you that does depend on what the chaps got up to when family OTW retired for the night!