Wednesday 28 November 2007

Doooh! - # 306

Here is the rather fine looking 17th C doorway at Ham House. Looking closely at the top of the stone work I wonder if something has slipped over 398 yrs. Or did the builder step back and say "Doooh!"? Very old buildings often display quirks that make you wonder if it was an an original mistake that could not be rectified, or whether something has slippd over time.


  1. This is beautiful. I can't see what you are talking about. It just looks beautiful and wonderfully old, perhaps mended in places, but I can't see the quirk you mention - perhaps I'm looking in the wrong place. Can you be specific?

    What amazing work tho. Love it.

  2. After 398 years, I think I'd be a bit saggy too!

  3. I can't see what's wrong. Maybe too late in the evening? I think it's a VERY fine looking doorway!