Friday, 16 May 2014

PICTURE THIS #251 ~ HOUSING

Hi all! Belita here to host this week's Challenge, the theme of which is HOUSING. All types of housing... of course you can think about extremes: palaces, caravans, tree houses, house boats, dog kennels, etc. Have fun!
Many thanks!


All my photos below were taken in Portugal.


A residential area a bit far from the heart of Lisbon
HOUSING
A cottage - ceramic swallows on the outside walls are very common in this country but the blue stripe that is often ascribed to Moorish influence, you see it in the South, only. The North of Portugal is  a land of Celtic settlements, medieval castles, mountain fortifications, etc.
HOUSING
A tree house within walking distance from my apartment.
HOUSING
An abandoned dog kennel
HOUSING



16 comments:

  1. Hi Belita!! Many thanks for hosting this week!! Great them you have chosen. Your examples are all really interesting. The high-rise apartment blocks in the first shot are nicely offset by the colour of the seating area in the foreground. Lovely little cottage in the second shot, I do like the Moorish influences. My favourite shot is the treehouse in the third shot. It has been really beautifully constructed!! There's an element of sadness to the final shot. Memories of a beloved family pet now gone, perhaps?

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    1. My pleasure, Mitch! I have no information at all about that abandoned kennel. I was just walking in the countryside when I saw it.

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  2. Real pretty

    Sweet little cottage.

    Quite wonderful home

    What a pair of delightful homes.

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  3. A great theme and wonderful captures Belita ;)

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    1. Glad to know you like the theme, Baz! Thanks for the kind comment...

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  4. Fantastic shots for a fantastic theme

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  5. It's amazing how different countries have different types of housing. Even the dog kennel has its charm.

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    1. That was the main reason for the choice of the theme...
      Thanks, Pat!

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  6. I'll be away from my computer all the day long but in the evening I'll have opportunity to visit and comment all the contributions posted meantime. Thanks and have a nice Sunday!

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  7. What a nice theme, Belita. I already have my choices. Of your beautiful pictures, I especially like the blue trimmed cottage, (with matching laundry), I would love to live there. I also like the dog kennel with its own roofing material. How charming.

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    1. Hi Benni! Good to read you like the theme. Thanks for your kind words!

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  8. Wonderful choice for a theme. Your photos display diversity. I like how you composed the first shot framing it under the pavillion. I always learn so much about Portugal from your photos. I love the blue trim on the cottage. The tree house is imaginative. It reminds me of the tale of the Swiss Family Robinson. The dog house has its own charm. I agree with Mitch's comment that it denotes sadness, It reveals an absent pet.

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  9. Nice theme, Belita! Sorry it took me so long to get around to commenting. I love your photos, especially the tree house. It looks like one of Roderick Romero's creations. I'd love to live there!

    ...and I love the shot of the little white and blue cottage with the white and blue clothing hanging on the clothesline!

    What is the earthenware piece used for in the last shot?

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