What more could a working man want...? - # 117
The area of Richmond and the associated villages of Ham and Petersham abound in specially designated "conservation areas". However, the pressures of modern day traffic, the demands for affordable housing, the pressures from central government to fill in every remaining bit of space that can be built on, the demands for unsightly mobile phone masts, and so on are a serious threat to areas that are beautiful, but old and highly fragile.
What a delightful environment! The windows and door are quite charming.ReplyDelete
It would of course be a "crime" to destroy any of these well kept houses. What kind of "working men" live there now?ReplyDelete
A doll house...ReplyDelete
'Who lives in a house like that?'...well certainly not a workman anymore...that's for sure!!! LOL!ReplyDelete
I spent a little bit of time looking at the enlarged photo. Is that lead flashing (would one call it flashing in this context?) on the window? Looks like it from the way it's draped at the corners. And if you just glance quickly, the glass in the door looks like a camera lens! And my last observation is that it looks as though no one lives here. Or, the resident either can't or doesn't have the time to take care of the place.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your answers to my q's you left over at Villigen. I'm going to assume that you used the term "annoyingly analytical" in the nicest possible way. :-)ReplyDelete
I've continued in the said manner, and found some numbers for land usage for agriculture in CH. Overall, 85k ha (210k acres) for wheat (summer and winter types) and 36k ha (89k acres) for barley. Triticale (!) accounts for 13k ha.
You raised a good point. In NYC, a lot of older buildings are being torn down to make space for highrise apartments and offices.ReplyDelete
A lot of the original characteristics of a neighborhood is slowing being erased one building at a time.
BTW, I love the blue door in the photo.