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The Smokehouse

 

Always look up!  The things you will see!

(And yes, those are wee bits of snow on 4 February.)

A chimney in Zutphen, Netherlands.

 

 

The Smokehouse

 

Always look up!  The things you will see!

(And yes, those are wee bits of snow on 4 February.)

A chimney in Zutphen, Netherlands.

 

 

comments (56)

  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Mar 2012, 00:31
A perfect reward for looking up smile
Ginnie Hart: I stood there and just stared at it, Cherry!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Mar 2012, 03:27
And the hooks are, no doubt, for Santa to tie up his brace of reindeer while he slips into that smokehouse for a bit of a jolly time with the housefolks?
Ginnie Hart: I think you've figured evertything out perfectly, Ray! smile
Always always!!! I like how the bits of snow accentuate the colors of the chimney!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth. I stood staring at this in amazement, to be honest.
Nice composition for that interesting looking building.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Mar 2012, 06:44
Absolute wonderful crisp clear picture.
Love the composition and that chimney is well protected from bird flying in, or burglars going out.
TGIF smile
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, MLMA. I just stood and stared at it awhile, as you may recall. smile
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 2 Mar 2012, 06:49
Nice roof.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Paule.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Mar 2012, 07:15
This is a terrific piece of architectural detail Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris. I must admit that I just stood there and stared to figure it all out!
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Mar 2012, 07:27
This building looks so interesting, Ginnie - will you be showing any more of it?
Ginnie Hart: Actually, I don't remember any of the rest of it, Elisabeth, so no. This was all I shot! I couldn't get past it...just stared at it for awhile! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Mar 2012, 07:52
Yes, a very interesting find or vondst- I never saw such a chimney before -neither in GB nor else! Maybe, I had cropped a bit the large roof on the right side?
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Philine. I just stood there and stared! And yes, I could have cropped more of the roof but I wanted to give it scale, if that makes sense?
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Mar 2012, 08:05
What a joy this is, especially the testures in the stonework on the tower. The rood looks interesting; it looks like wire hawsers laid side by side.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Alan. The whole thing stopped me in my tracks and made me stare! smile
So true it is so easy to miss things, what an interesting building.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martin. Some things just bear staring at for awhile to figure them out. smile
Strange background, it looks painted!!
Ginnie Hart: Well, Juan Carlos...I used a couple of textures, that's all. Maybe not the best but....
I love the texture of the brickwork in this one. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Roz. So did I!
That is a lovely bit of a building Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sir Bill. I thought so, too. smile
very well composed Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 2 Mar 2012, 09:26
Love the diagonal line and framing here. What a great find!!! So interesting to see a smokehouse up there like that.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. I had fun calling it a "smokehouse" since it was a chimney that looked like a house. grin
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Mar 2012, 09:58
What an interesting build, with a brick roof! Good contrast against the main roof - lovely Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martin. It was my first time to see something like this.
It looks like a blind house to me, G! wink
Big enough to lock two love birds.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, LC. smile It does make you wonder, doesn't it!
  • Mats
  • Sweden
  • 2 Mar 2012, 10:22
We tend not to look upwards but we should! Nice one!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mats. I have to remind myself all the time!
Never seen one like that Ginnie thank you for showing it.

Like the colour of the stone work, and they have even done the roof in stone.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. It was new for me, too, even after 2 years living here in Europe.
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 2 Mar 2012, 10:30
Wow....it is indeed very rewarding to look up Ginnie. A great capture with marvelous detail and textures in this intresting chimney. Beautifuly seen and captured. Have a great weekend !!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Laurette. The same to you and yours! smile
Some builder had fun doing that!
Ginnie Hart: I think you may be right, Tom! Thanks.
Well spotted Ginnie, lovely tones and textures!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fred.
Very nice composition Ginnie.
I like your treatment!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard. Merci.
Lovely stone work there Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Brian. I thought so, too.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 2 Mar 2012, 15:50
Such pleasing textures and details.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rob.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 2 Mar 2012, 16:42
very nice shot, i'm digging the textures in the sky.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rian.
Great shot with a very good angle. Excellent work Ginnie. Have a lovely week-en. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Antoine. Merci.
It is a great angle Ginnie and i like the smokehouse... it must be hard on the smokers in your country to have to climb into the chimney to have a smoke....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Some people really have it tough, Peter, no question about it! smile Thanks.
  • noel
  • france
  • 2 Mar 2012, 19:05
nice angle you shooted and I like the colour of the brick
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Noel. Merci.
interesting details of a ancient building
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio. I thought so, too. smile
With no gutterage I'm surprised it is still perched firmly.

What a great groovy appendage Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I should have noticed there was no gutterage, Richard! smile Thanks.
I just spent entirely too much time trying to figure out this roof! That looks for all the world like wire cables - but I'm wondering if it might be a traditional reed roof.

Whatever it is (and what ARE those hooks?) I love the stonework. And I'll bet the smoke always smells good!
Ginnie Hart: You sound like me, Linda, staring at this roof to figure it all out. Actually, I think my angle distorts what the roof is but it's surely some sort of shingle (probably tile). The hooks are very clever because they're for the "after thoughts" for roof repair and maintenance, helping out with securing ladders, materials, etc. Very clever Dutch, you know. smile Thank you.
Amazing when you think you have covered all angles for a shot, then something tells you to try one more from a different angle and that ends up being the one. Like the diagonals and patterns here, Ginnie, great shot!
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, John! smile Thank you kindly.
  • Kala
  • 3 Mar 2012, 04:47
Fantastic perspective and tones Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Kala.
un regard ligné sur ces toits et ces pierres
Ginnie Hart: I just stood there and stared, l'Angevine. Merci.
  • Mark
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Mar 2012, 08:44
Great textures but I love those tiny windows
Ginnie Hart: I know, Mark! smile Thanks.
Oh I see, so those hooks not not designed for them to dry their clogs? ;p

By the way, have you got yourself a pair of orange clogs? wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm sure we could come up with a hundred reasons for those hooks, LC, and they'd all be right. smile And yes, I do have a set of orange clogs...a magnet on our fridge. smile
I love the texture that supports the smokehouse and the diagonal of the neighboring roof.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marie. Merci.
Nice details and sharpness in this one!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstille bedankt, Robbie.
The textures here are so beautifully captured Ginnie! Great shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
I can certainly see why you stood there in amazement. Those textures are awesome! Fabulous capture! Big hugs!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Robin. You're a sweetheart!
Great shot Ginnie. Its one nice looking chimney
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Navin. It sure surprised me!
All you need is a crane in the background... smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! You just made my day, Larry. grin
  • tede
  • France
  • 3 Mar 2012, 16:26
A mini house that fireplace, I'd never seen before, thank you for this sharing Ginnie. Nice day.
Ginnie Hart: It was a new thing for me, too, Tede! Merci.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Mar 2012, 19:45
Quite a smokehouse. And a well worked picture.
Ginnie Hart: Something brand new for me, Louis. Thanks.
a nice angle ... nice textures!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Dennis.
Megusta la textura que le has dado a la toma con la edición.

Buen trabajo.

Saludos
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Bernardo. Muchas gracias.
Siempre hay que mirar en todas direcciones para no perderse nada de la belleza que nos rodea...
Ginnie Hart: I couldn't have said it better, Eduardo! smile Muchas gracias.
  • Jany
  • France
  • 4 Mar 2012, 08:56
Superbe la prise de vue..Bon dimanche.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Jany.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 4 Mar 2012, 10:49
smile great shot. I,like this old stones. Have a nice Sunday
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Oscar. Muchas gracias.
This amazing photo of the old architecture. It is fantastic. Bravo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Foto'S.
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 4 Mar 2012, 19:00
Snow is gonesmile
Good pic. We always look straight of us, but never look up and dream...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, the snow is long gone here, Luiza. Usually I look straight ahead, too, but sometimes I'm rewarded when I look up! smile Danke.
Brown and blue, my favourite combination. Like the texture too wink
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir! smile
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 5 Mar 2012, 18:13
Just the kind of window you'd expect to find long blonde tresses flowing out of!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Little munchkins, then? grin I love the thought. Thanks, George.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 9 Mar 2012, 09:07
Cool chimney Ginnie, I have never seen anything like it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frida, and me neither. I just stood there and stared! smile

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