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Houses (gables & doors) in my hometown's pedestrian area

 
 
Reply Tue 27 Mar, 2007 06:18 am
When you're in an unknown town, you usually look at the touristic places, follow perhaps a guidebook's tour and take photos as advised.

At home, you perhaps have taken already those touristic spots once when you arrived, but usually less afterwards.

And when you go shopping, you seldom look up to sky and notice how the roofs and gables look alike.


At least I mostly behave like that.


In my hometown's shopping area (it's one of the oldest pedestrian streets in our state) are a couple of nice gables.
But I always forgot to photograph them.

Until today, earlier in the morning. :wink:
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 27 Mar, 2007 06:19 am
Coming back to the above mentioned:

our local museum is a quite nice looking building ...

http://i11.tinypic.com/2cgfqt4.jpg

... and most will notice the door(s - the other follows later) ...

http://i3.tinypic.com/33m32b7.jpg

... and the gable.

http://i12.tinypic.com/2cy2uj5.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 27 Mar, 2007 06:19 am
But Douglas, besides shopping perfum for the Missus?

http://i7.tinypic.com/2u904rs.jpg

Looking above the shop windows give some pretty views.

http://i9.tinypic.com/4cixw9c.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 27 Mar, 2007 06:20 am
If someone wants to read a bit ...

http://i10.tinypic.com/29vmf7p.jpg

... more at town's homepage or at Wikipedia

(We'll come back to that statue later.)
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 27 Mar, 2007 06:52 am
I took the photos in the actual pedestrain street (blue/red) as well as in the one or other side streets (red)

http://i11.tinypic.com/2uotixh.jpg

All between here at the townhall (here with one of the side streets to the right, the pedestrian street is on the left of the town hall) ...

http://i12.tinypic.com/2zeytn7.jpg

... and the town founder's fountain close to the station.

http://i10.tinypic.com/453rq0k.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 27 Mar, 2007 07:44 am
Okay, going to that side street at first.

The timbered house don't really (mostly) have nice gables ...

http://i12.tinypic.com/2ywtu90.jpg

... but picturesques doors

http://i12.tinypic.com/29p7xg3.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 27 Mar, 2007 07:44 am
The neighbouring house used to be one of the local breweries until .... about 100 years (or so) ago (now a pub and restaurant)

http://i12.tinypic.com/2d6sc5k.jpg

http://i3.tinypic.com/2dt9nhs.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 27 Mar, 2007 08:00 am
The side door of the earlier pictured museum

http://i7.tinypic.com/332sb9s.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 27 Mar, 2007 08:00 am
The neighbouring house is timbered again - nothing spectacular re the "upper part" ...

http://i9.tinypic.com/2ut3hpl.jpg

... but about 200 years ago they changed the original door (and the house from a farmhouse to a "townsmen"- type building)

http://i3.tinypic.com/2qu20c3.jpg
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 27 Mar, 2007 08:05 am
Neat thread, Walter. When I was in Spain, I photographed doors and stairs a lot.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 27 Mar, 2007 08:09 am
Well, this is just 4 miles away from my own door - and in foreign countries a don't really focus on such :wink:
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 27 Mar, 2007 08:16 am
In Spain, I really felt a tourist. I was intrigued with these doors into houses and courtyards and the stairs to unknown places because I couldn't go there. I wondered what it was like on the other side.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 27 Mar, 2007 08:31 am
This could be anywhere ...

http://i10.tinypic.com/2j14c4g.jpg

... but the gables make some differences

http://i11.tinypic.com/34yr7fn.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 27 Mar, 2007 08:52 am
I really like this house - I've lived a few years in the neighbouring house ...

http://i13.tinypic.com/2hs46f8.jpg

http://i3.tinypic.com/2ai0nfd.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 27 Mar, 2007 08:52 am
http://i7.tinypic.com/435tssy.jpg

This house was sold a couple of weeks ago, for $650,000.
I might have stored pics from the report in the paper ...
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 27 Mar, 2007 09:07 am
Yep, from our local paper, the interior:


http://i12.tinypic.com/2d94r9l.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 27 Mar, 2007 10:59 am
Some more timbered houses ...

http://i13.tinypic.com/2ah9m4k.jpg

http://i3.tinypic.com/30aaurq.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 27 Mar, 2007 10:59 am
http://i13.tinypic.com/3z747qr.jpg

http://i10.tinypic.com/48q67hj.jpg
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sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 27 Mar, 2007 11:27 am
$650,000 for THAT?!!

WOW!

Can't imagine that going for less than a million here, if not 2 or 3 or 10...
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 27 Mar, 2007 11:29 am
Well, we do have much more realistic house prices than in the UK or US.

(Actually it was $665,884 according to today's exchange rate :wink: )

And: we're only a smaller town of about 70,000 inhabitants.
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