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photoblog image There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

 

This is actually a goat shed that can be heated in the winter months

but every time I look at it, I see the shoe house of the Old Woman nursery rhyme!

Marken, Netherlands







There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

 

This is actually a goat shed that can be heated in the winter months

but every time I look at it, I see the shoe house of the Old Woman nursery rhyme!

Marken, Netherlands







comments (57)

Oh! OH! I would live there! Yes, I would. The first thing that came to mind when I read that it's a goat shed is the wonderful quotation from Hemingway: "So what if you live in a picturesque outhouse surrounded by 300 feeble-minded goats and your faithful dog? Can you write?"
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh. How wonderful, Linda. What a way to start off my day! I love it. grin Thank you.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Mar 2012, 00:47
Goat Winter Paradise!

I see the Old Woman that lived in the shoe, also, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I sure am glad I'm not the only one, Ray! grin Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Mar 2012, 01:07
How quaint smile

I remember that old woman that lived in the shoe ;-)
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm in good company with every new comment, it appears! grin I love it, Cherry. Thanks.
  • rian
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 21 Mar 2012, 02:12
i see what you mean, it does look like a shoe.. and it's even on an island! grin nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: It's funny what we see when we first look at something...and then can never get that image out of our mind's eye! HA! Thanks, Rian.
  • rian
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 21 Mar 2012, 02:13
haha.. i just watched the vid.. fun stuff.. grin
Ginnie Hart: Of all the ones I could have picked, this one seemed the funniest to me. smile Thanks.
The cat & dog must be hiding inside Ginnie... along with all the kids... lol (and maybe some goat kids.) lol
Ginnie Hart: You got it, Jacquelyn! grin Thank you.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Mar 2012, 04:57
Great shot. Goat paradise for sure.
I never heard of the Lady and her Old Shoe...The YouTube made me smile.
(maybe in Holland she lived in een klomp?)
Love the texture in the picture.
Ginnie Hart: Some of our nursery rhymes are so...English, MLMA! Using a Dutch klomp doesn't quite have the same feel, if you get my drift. smile Heel bedankt.
I can see the co-relation! I really like how you've composed this Ginnie, even down to the bare tree way in the back!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Elizabeth. Thank you.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Mar 2012, 06:32
Haha- a wonderful find! And I thought of a witch huisje, e.g. from 'Hansel and Gretel' -Later I have to look at your link and the video!
Ginnie Hart: Hansel and Gretel works, too, Philine. I like that thought. grin Hartstikke bedankt.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Mar 2012, 06:48
That building has character Ginnie: does Mr Goat have an upstairs too?
Ginnie Hart: It does appear this might include a loft, Chris. grin
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 21 Mar 2012, 07:08
You must be Kidding a Goat shed,great photo
Ginnie Hart: I know, Vintage. Let's just say the Dutch take care of their own. smile
One of the three essentials in life ... having a shelter.

I wonder if planning permission is required in the Netherlands
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Richard. I wonder, too. smile
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Mar 2012, 07:50
Lovely ickeldy pickeldy building work! I particularly like the crooked chimney! Great shot Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: These things are so fun to find, Martin. smile Thanks.
Not your summer house then.
Ginnie Hart: HA! But if I were a goat.... smile
I can see why you think that. Good find.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mary. smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 21 Mar 2012, 08:43
Such luxury - a heated goat-shed! Would this be likely to flood, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: Luxury, indeed, Lisl. No worries about flooding since this is a canal that can be regulated. The Dutch are brilliant when it comes to such things, of course. smile
You are so right Ginnie, what a wonderful shed, like something Tiff and I might have built, though not as well.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I can just see you and Tiff building this, Chad. If you wait a minute, I'll send Lady P over to help you out. grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Mar 2012, 09:13
It is ramshackle, meaning it is for a male goat.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I think you're right, Louis. grin
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 21 Mar 2012, 09:13
I's so funny - your title came exactly to mind...before I even read your words. What a wonderful old shed. A great find!! And - I especially love the colors here.
Ginnie Hart: Things like this really tickle me, Marcie. smile Thanks.
I see Alice in wonderland here Ginnie; you can even fish from the garage. Great "povera" architecture though smile
Ginnie Hart: How can you not laugh, Juan Carlos, right?! grin Thanks.
looks like a shed from a Prof. Layton game on Nintendo
Ginnie Hart: I'm not familiar with that game, Chantal, but I'll take your word for it. smile
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Mar 2012, 11:48
What a find Ginnie - it is indeed very storybook, great capture!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fred!
Now if this was owned by a british MP he'd be putting it on his expenses!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHA! I love it, Tom. smile Thanks.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 21 Mar 2012, 13:38
Quaint heated home for the goats. Interesting architecture. LOL Do my eyes decisive me? I believe I see a sideways heart shape on the taller structure.
Ginnie Hart: I think you may have very good eyes, Rob. You've seen something even I didn't see! smile Thanks.
This is really nice
just goes to show that gloomy weather can sometimes produce a gem
Ginnie Hart: Absolutely, Rob, and thanks! smile
A superb example of modern architecture... wink
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Larry. smile
OMG. Where do I start? The video is priceless! I'm still laughing. So adorable especially at the end. Too funny! And more wabi-sabi!!! I love it and the textures and the grasses and the wooden slats that holds it all together! I could go on and on and on! ADORABLE!!! And I've always loved that nursery rhyme!
Ginnie Hart: Of all the videos to choose for this nursery rhyme, Robin, I couldn't resist this one, so thank you for mentioning it. smile This whole thing was so fun. It's the kind of thing that makes my world go 'round. smile Thank you.
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 21 Mar 2012, 14:44
Another post that brings a smile! Love the structure; brings new meaning to up-cycled building materials. wink And, the cute, cute, cute rendition of "There was an old woman"; adorable.
Ginnie Hart: Now you know what makes me tick, Sue. grin Thank you.
What a fabulous find Ginnie, I can see where you coming from with this. I just love the crooked chimney, like something off the house in Hansel and Gretel.
Ginnie Hart: It really made my day, Brian. smile Thank you.
  • khalil
  • Germany
  • 21 Mar 2012, 15:30
Très belle composition et merveilleux rendu des détails.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Khalil. Merci.
Great find Ginnie! IK love the tones.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. Merci.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Mar 2012, 16:53
This is super, a house from a fairy story, also a rather modern looking window frame, good to not let things go to waste smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, John. Waste no, want not. smile Thanks.
  • Djawa
  • Indonesia
  • 21 Mar 2012, 17:31
aah., i can't say anything for this beautiful view Ginnie., smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Thanks, Djawa. smile
  • Marie LC
  • United States
  • 21 Mar 2012, 17:39
I like reflection of the trees in the river. And I like too this old little house ! No to live for me...
Ginnie Hart: It's so wonderful for the goats, Marie, isn't it! smile Merci.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Mar 2012, 18:02
hahahah! Love the cat! Yes, I can see the Old Woman in this place now! It must have been the model for the house in the nursery rhyme. I love the crooked chimney.
Ginnie Hart: I loved it the minute I saw it, Alan...and the video, too. smile Thanks.
Well spotted! Nice shot. Cheers, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Dave.
Before I read your text, I thought how `fairytale` this was! Great spotting. (:o)

Loved your `tempus fugit` image and your piece on V and V.
Ginnie Hart: I fell in love with it the minute I saw it, Roz. Thanks.

And thanks for reading my V&V post. Next time maybe you can leave a comment so the others can click to find you. We all love finding "women of a certain age" all over the world! smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 21 Mar 2012, 19:30
oh, my, that's what it looks likesmile
Ginnie Hart: I know, Sherri. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it. smile Thanks.
Goat shed?!
No kidding, G!

Ha... It does look like the shoe house, indeed!
It's a beautiful one surrounded by a moat. wink
Ginnie Hart: The Dutch sure know how to pamper their farm animals, LC! grin Thanks.
Goats get spilt rotten then Ginnie, and I can see the old woman as well. A grand image.
Ginnie Hart: You know the Dutch, Les! smile Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • Catalonia
  • 21 Mar 2012, 21:40
Nice little house. I like
Ginnie Hart: Gracias, Oscar. The goats get treated very well!
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 22 Mar 2012, 00:54
Umm, how cold does it get that the goats need a heater?
Ginnie Hart: This little area is right off the IJsselmeer (sea), Brian, and with the wind chill can really feel cold even in the 40sF. Add some moisture to that and it goes all the way to the bone!
  • Debb
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Mar 2012, 01:52
I can see what you mean. Great photo. I love that crocked chimney! and the toilet door (with cut out heart) at the top.
Ginnie Hart: I fell in love with it immediately, LDebb! smile Thanks.
Now that you mention it Ginnie, I agree. Certainly an interesting and peaceful place. Lovely capture!
Ginnie Hart: Someone sure had fun building it, John, don't you think?! smile Thanks.
Love it Ginnie... and it does look like the Old Woman's shoe housesmile....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 22 Mar 2012, 06:10
lol great to see ya sister, commentin' on my bloggie smile i'm good, we moved and we are just settling in our new place, i feel like i'm living in a heated shoe too hahahaha
Ginnie Hart: YAAAY. Welcome back, Elaine. I'm sure in time we'll hear all about your move. Hang in there! smile Thanks.
I always marvel at the detail and tones in your wonderful pictures Ginniesmile
Ginnie Hart: You're always so kind and generous, Pavan. Thank you.
  • Ahmad
  • Iran
  • 22 Mar 2012, 08:20
This is kind of chalet for a recreation time grin Nice Shot !
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Ahmad. grin Thanks.
small yet so lovely!
Ginnie Hart: i can imagine there are many in the world who would love to have this for their own home, Joshi!
  • tede
  • France
  • 22 Mar 2012, 15:40
Looks like the house of the three little pigs wolf that wanted to destroy it by blowing smile Too funny little house made ​​of odds and ends! Splendid find. Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: Another fine nursery rhyme, Tede. I didn't even think of that one. smile Merci.
Charming Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sir.
  • Luiza
  • Cologne
  • 23 Mar 2012, 07:39
Very cool! I miss this PoVs a bit.
Ginnie Hart: I love these little Dutch quirks, Luiza! smile Danke.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 24 Mar 2012, 22:51
A magical find!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, George. I thought so, too. smile
marrante cette maison qui n'a pas l'air solide
Ginnie Hart: It's a little sweetheart, l'Angevine, isn't it. smile Merci.
looks like a warm cozy if somewhat rickety place. i find that crooked stove pipe a bit amusing
Ginnie Hart: Rickety is a fun word for this, Ayush. smile Thank you.
Facinating, I like this picture a lot...I'm glad I don't have to live there....in some strange way that may be a reason for why I find it so facinating....
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Aksel! grin Thanks.
There is a boot house in Mumbai. Check it out http://www.flickr.com/photos/humayunnapeerzaada/3823248937/
Ginnie Hart: Awwwww. That's WONDERFUL, Navin. Thanks for sharing the link. smile

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