Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 24th October, 2012)
Chimney pots in Standish, with weed.
Photo: Rev David Long (Konica Minolta Dynax 7D)
Where exactly are these and taken when, Rev David?
I`ve never seen an object lke that which is `sprouting` on the right.
The Chimney Pots' Perspective
In a class of their own,
Chimney pots lord it over roofs and cats
In the hierarchy of objects,
They are vastly subservient to clouds
But are superior to gutters and slates
They are the channels of fire and smoke
Through which homes breath
Rooks may perch upon them
For central heating.
Hee hee this is a funny one!!! May be it is in Standish were I grew up and went to school at St Marie's when it was in Almond Brook Road!!! The wire around the chimney probably holding it together due to subsidence from the pits. The same reason that St Marie's was pulled down and is now in Avondale Street. Yep the pic is definitely Standish, well I think so anyway. Cheers
Like the non-weathered side of this shot.Very little sooting so probably now used for gas fires.
what can you say ?
They're on the roof of our newly-acquired house, Ernest. Taken last week after the workers had gone home and I was free to clamber up the scaffolding with my camera, hoping for some shots of Billinge etc. over the rooftops - but the sun was too bright from over there - so I turned my lens on whatever the sun was shining on.
The weed could actually be a sunflower.
The cable, Lizzie, is holding the TV aerial just visible behind to the stack. Thankfully little sign of subsidence in our little bit of Standish.
I've opened up the fireplaces, peterp - all were unused, and we'll be using one for a wood-burning stove. Anyone got any trees they want felling?
Thankyou Rev David for putting me straight thank the good Lord that there are not any problems in your bit of Standish!! They are lovely terra cotta chimney pots and in the sun they show their true colours, cheers!!!
All the pots have gas pots on .Remove before burning solid fuel.
i find some chimney pots from the Victorian & Edwardian period very interesting and arty. This is a really great shot. well done
Another one for the history archives Rev David. What a nice little picture, I absolutely love chimneys or anything quirky like this.
David try your local golf club or beacon country park surpising how many places are felling trees.Most wood has to be kept for 12/18month before it can be used in wood burners
janice, here's a link to quirky chimneys.http://www.flickr.com/photos/43675100@N08/6326171575/
got me thinking have i seen um
I love quirky photo's. I sent one to Photo A Day last week showing a 'disguised' TV aerial next to chimney pots. It hasn't apppeared on the website yet. Maybe its too well disguised?!
Ifyou take a wallk around Worthington Lakes you will find all the tree logs you need some are already cut up in lengths
Good heavens rev.! hope you have plenty of cover on your insurance policy.Good luck in your new home.
Thanks, Rev David. Is there a particular reason for moving to Standish?
We looked at bungalows in Standish in 1958 before moving to Shevington.
There`s a lot more traffic in Standish at the moment due to the road closure at Standish Lower Ground.
Nice to see you out with the camera again, David. Keep em coming. Hole the house soon becomes a home.
Thanks for thelink David, those are splendid chimneys - I would love them in my garden but they are probably bigger than my little patch!
Thanks for the responses. We've no particular reason for choosing Standish - certainly the traffic is a problem at the moment, Ernest. We'd thought of a bungalow - but they're a bit scarce and expensive. We looked at houses others had updated - and all weren't quite what we were looking for - so decided we'd have to have a project of our own. Keeps me out of mischief, doing a bit of DIY... and chainsawing my way down the garden.
Well..it appears that my chimney pot photo isn't going to appear? so here's a link to it on a chums photo site - for anyone interested...
Could you not settle in Southport, Rev?