" A photo is a return ticket to a moment in time"

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Two Chimneys ..........



~  Mikkira Cottage  Eyre Peninsula ~

Mikkira Station Cottage is an 1842 restored homestead
reminicent of an early Irish or Scottish semi-thatched roof dwelling
featuring on its northern wall, two limestone washed chimneys.

This cottage featured in the television production of
Australian Survivor




I can imagine winter spent in this cosy cottage
with it's thick walls keeping in the warmth from the
two wood fires with a pot of stew simmering on the stove.
Billy tea and damper eaten huddled together
along the wooden bench table
Life would have been reasonably comfortable.

Unfortunately summer would tell a different story!


This is my contribution to the

City Daily Photo Theme Day
"Chimneys"


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30 comments:

cieldequimper said...

That does look very much like Scotland or Ireland. 'Twas a hard life for the crofters...

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

looks so quaint now

Robert Geiss said...

A place close of being poetry. Wonderful pictures.
Please have a good new month ahead.



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Jim said...

Great chimneys.

Fun60 said...

Love those chimneys. Quaint to look at but I'm into my home comforts too much to want to live there.

Leon and Sue Sims said...

Nice subject as always.

Carole M. said...

wonderful olde-world cottage you captured

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

Quaint little cottage and yes, you really would not want to be doing very much cooking in the summer.
I love the daffodils and bluebells out the front.

Happy Sunday
Hugs
Carolyn

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Too gorgeous Dianne, it might not live up to our modern standards of 'comfort' but this image of simpler times looks so appealing.

Stephanie said...

Nice chimney shots! Looks like a quaint place.

Joe said...

This looks like a magnificent place to spend a weekend.

Cezar and Léia said...

Sturdy ones!
God bless you!
Cezar

hamilton said...

those are certainly substantial chimneys!

Antonio Urdiales Camacho said...

Me encanta esa casa, con ese tejado destruido y esas chimeneas impresionantes. Un lugar que has inmortalizado.

Un saludo.

paul said...

Beautiful shots for theme day! And massive chimneys.

Lucie Cermanova said...

Gorgeous old place! I love your choice for the theme day.

Mark said...

I thought of Ireland straight away, great shots Dianne for the theme day.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

A very interesting proposal for the theme day. Well done, thanks for sharing and have a good week.

Jack said...

I thought you were vacationing in Ireland. A fine chimney, very necessary in cold winters.

Tamera said...

Very quaint and pretty! Just like something out of Beatrix Potter.

LONDONLULU said...

What a wonderful structure - I love the two chimneys but also the thatched roof. Not an everyday sight :)

Nadege, said...

Lovely photos of this wonderful little cottage.

Bergson said...

old house old chimneys
but a beautiful shot

Doug Hickok said...

That is a lovely cottage, and the chimneys are perfect for the day. Wonderful setting for your photography!

Virginia said...

SInce there are two chimneys, I wish I could have borrowed one as I came up empty handed!!!
V

Arija said...

What a darling little cottage and so good to see it still kept up. Some farmers wife planted a few bulbs of jonquils and just look at them now gracing the path. So many settlers also planted periwinkle, not thinking that it would become a pest plant here.

We have both here on the farm from the same era.

Steffe said...

Poetic it is.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The thick walls with few windows may have created a cool haven for summer, as long as the cooking was done outside. I wonder if it would feel cool and damp inside during winter. So hard to tell - but I do like our era of electricity for lighting......

diane b said...

You dig up the most interesting buildings but then SA is a good place for old buildings. A great theme contribution.

Roof Restoration Adelaide said...

Old is Gold! Great pics!

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