Monday, September 10, 2007

Old homestead

0708 old house
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
When it was built, this house by the river would have been well in the country. Now, a busy road goes by metres from it on the far side. On this side, the land runs down a grassy slope to the river and the path along the riverbank (thus, I suspect, the barbed wire fence to deter unwanted visitors on their land). It's a wonderful old house, though, and still has extensive grounds.

1 comment:

Brenda said...

Many of the grand old mansions on the Mississippi in Lousiana also suffer the indignity of main roads cutting through there front gardens (they never show this in the travel brochures) or a belching petro-chemical plant next door...