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Home Sweet Home

 

Be it ever so humble!

Somewhere in Laren (Gelderland), Netherlands.



Home Sweet Home

 

Be it ever so humble!

Somewhere in Laren (Gelderland), Netherlands.



comments (49)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Feb 2013, 00:34
I think you could win a competition with this shot, Ginnie...if I was the Judge, for sure!
Ginnie Hart: You're most generous, Ray. I'll have to remember you if ever I'm looking for a judge! grin
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 20 Feb 2013, 00:43
Fabulous capture Ginnie! The angle is great and the black and white makes it very dramatic. Home is where the heart is smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frances. Home is indeed where the heart is! smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Feb 2013, 04:58
A prize winner to me too.
Love the sharp B&W here. Beautiful!
That was quite a place and to think somebody lived here an the moment, you took the picture.
He did not change a thing inside the house from the moment he was born here. His dad built this in the 1920's.
Ginnie Hart: I hoped you'd fill in the details, MLMA, so thanks! smile Wasn't this the house that you could actually see through becaise of all the cracks in the walls? And it was so cold!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Feb 2013, 06:09
It looks as if it might be in need of some TLC Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: More than you can possibly know, Chris!!!
  • Lisl
  • United States
  • 20 Feb 2013, 06:41
Your picture and Astrid's comment are very pleasing, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Lisl. It was quite the place. I recall that we saw cracks in the outside wall that for some reason weren't plugged up. And it was freezing cold! Apparently a stubbotn older gentleman lives there alone.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Feb 2013, 06:47
Oh ja, but homely in the wintry, cold days for sure! Do enjoy your sweet home at Gorinchem!
Ginnie Hart: The poor old gentleman who lives here is apparently very stubborn and doesn't let anyone help him. As I recall, he had cracks in his outsdie wall letting in the cold air. Even rags could have helped plug them up?! (sigh)
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 20 Feb 2013, 07:05
Fantastic capture and conversion
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aussie.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 20 Feb 2013, 09:00
I hope it's warm inside! smile
Ginnie Hart: That was questionable, Ruth, since we saw many cracks from the outside we could see through! Apparently an old, stubborn man lives there. sad
Lovely photo Ginnie! The black and white works well on this one, brings out the contrasts well. I also like the contrast of the cold outside, and what I imagine to be a warm loving home on the inside.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Reinhardt. It makes a nice story, doesn't it. smile
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 20 Feb 2013, 09:45
A fantastic capture Ginnie and beautifully presented in b&w. By the looks of the house it sure must have many interesting stories to tell !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Laurette, and from what Astrid says, that is indeed true. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Feb 2013, 09:45
It reminds me of the cover pic of 'The Cabin'. An excellent picture you have produced here.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • `Luiza
  • Germany
  • 20 Feb 2013, 10:16
Cooool♥ A special lost place♥
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Luiza. More than you realize. smile Danke.
It looks like it is just about holding the weather at bay. Great presentation Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Just about, Janet! smile Thanks.
A fine BW capture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fred.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Feb 2013, 11:11
Looks like it has seen better days. A strong puff of wind could bring it down by the look of it.B&W suits this very well.
Ginnie Hart: I think the wind passes through all the cracks and crevises, Alan, truth be told! Many thanks.
Very stark and bright at the same time. Home Sweet Home is always a good theme.
Ginnie Hart: I think so, too, Mary. Thanks.
  • `Luiza
  • Germany
  • 20 Feb 2013, 11:41
Translation activated♥
Ginnie Hart: Ahhh. THANK YOU! smile
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 20 Feb 2013, 12:00
Seeing images like this one always makes me count my blessings, knowing I am safe and warm in my comfortable home. However, perhaps the gentleman is very happy and content!
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mnean, Sue. My understanding is the gentleman here is pretty cranky and stubborn. If he is happy that way, it would certainly be a bonus. smile
Super shot, Ginnie,good b/w, a shotgun shack!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Frank.
As soon as I saw this image, Ginnie, the thought occurred to me that this was probably the home of a person who, regardless of the hardships of living in such dilapidated conditions, valued their independence even more and probably just wanted to be left alone.

Totally agree with Ray, this is a contest winner.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetehart, Beverly. Thank you. And the way you have described this gentleman probably suits him to a 't.'
A good b+w image Ginnie.Is this what you call the boonies.
Ginnie Hart: Very kind of you, Mick. Thank you. And yes, you could definitely call this the boonies. smile
A great shot Ginnie; B&W works a treat! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
The slightly bent roofline disclosed this to be in the east of Holland. A fine shot Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Not far from you, Wim, to be exact (from last year around this time). smile Bedankt.
  • Richard T
  • Back in Leicester
  • 20 Feb 2013, 13:33
Nice bit of rustic rural decline Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. smile
Excellent shot, great processing and a very apt title and sub-title, go to the top of the class today young lady.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You know how to make my day, Brian. grin
  • Chad Doveton
  • where latitude and longitude meet
  • 20 Feb 2013, 16:37
Well shiver me timbers if this aint a welcome shelter from the snow.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Chad. smile
  • Focales
  • France
  • 20 Feb 2013, 16:38
Like the little house in the prairie !
Ginnie Hart: Awww. That's a sweet idea, Marie. Merci.
What a fabulous capture Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Richard.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Feb 2013, 19:46
Great picture, though the cottage looks as if it might be bit draughty sad
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Anne, and yes. You nailed it!
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. Home is where the heart is! Excellent capture! Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Sue, you're so right. Many thanks.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Feb 2013, 20:41
This treatment and subject work really well, Hansel and Gretel may be caged inside.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, John. Hansel and Gretel and the 3 bears, maybe? smile
It doesn't look like anyone is living there...
Ginnie Hart: A stubborn, grumpy old man lives there, Larry. grin HA!
This reminded me of Hansel and Gretel!?!
Scary!

Have you seen the Korean movie version?
It's rather interesting smile
Ginnie Hart: Someone else mentiioned Hansel and Gretel, LC. No, I haven't seen the Korean version. Hmmm. I'll keep that in mind should it come across my radar. HA!
  • Emily
  • United States
  • 21 Feb 2013, 00:51
This has some great black and white ... is this home located near your home Ginnie? Too bad the man that lives there wont let anyone help him, but he probably loves it as is smile
Ginnie Hart: This place is far to the NE of us here in the Netherlands, Emily. I say far by Dutch standards but it's only 65 miles from us. HA!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 21 Feb 2013, 01:05
There's no place like it - is there? Love the b&w and gritty texture.
Ginnie Hart: No place like it at all, Marcie, I don't care what anybody says! smile Thanks.
Wonderful B&W image Ginnie... i like to think about the sounds of laughter from all the children that played in this old house over the years....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. i would love to hear all those beautiful sounds!
Fantastic Ginnie! Love the angle & processing!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Elizabeth. smile
Sweet shot. I like that processing.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Michael.
I was going to say the place is going to be Sleeping Beauty's Castle soon, but since it isn't a castle, I can't. My children would have called it "a real fixer-upper" when they were young and we were looking for an inexpensive home that we could renovate. You captured the beauty of this place that could have been portrayed as run-down by someone who didn't have a sensitive eye.
Ginnie Hart: A real fixer-upper for sure, Patrushka. I guess every place has its good side. smile Thanks.
  • jpla
  • France
  • 21 Feb 2013, 09:31
Un joli N&B ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JP. Merci.
j'aime bien le rendu du toit aussi
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Angevine. Merci.
A fixer upper? Or a Cabin in the Woods?
Ginnie Hart: I suspect a bit of both, Michael. smile Thanks.
it looks more insulated than the place I live in !
Ginnie Hart: HA! Please tell me this is not so, Dennis! smile
Full of character.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Graeme!
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 21 Feb 2013, 22:10
seems an image of WWII
Ginnie Hart: I hadn't thought of that, Oscar, but the inhabitant may indeed know what you're talking about!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Feb 2013, 23:19
It looks perfect!
Ginnie Hart: More or less, Cherry?! smile Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 24 Feb 2013, 17:10
You couldn't imagine what a lot of different buildings I see in my work. Small cottages out in the woods where they heat the cottage and water with a fire burning in the stove in the kitchen. And it is 2013!
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Frida. I can just imagine! It's very hard to believe.
So loving the textures!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Robin. Thank you.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 14 Mar 2013, 16:43
love how the snow enhanced the details of this simple hut, great shot! smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart for back-tracking, Rian. Thank you.

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