Tuesday, 10 April 2012

GULLS ALLOWED

Herring Gulls on a sloping roof against a blue sky.

11 comments:

heyBJK said...

Great point on that roof line! The gulls match the white trim nicely.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Morning Brian. (Well, it's morning here!)The building on the left (with the sloping roof)is extraordinary. The rooms inside are oddly shaped and there's a big window onto the street so everyone can see in. It's the only unusually designed house in a very conventional area. You certainly can't miss it as you go by.

Toffeeapple said...

That is a very strange angle on that building, it took me a while to see it properly.

Did you know that Herring Gulls weigh up to 1.25 kilos and can live for 49 years?

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello Toffeeapple. No, I didn't know that about gulls! They are large though - and can be fierce if they get it into their heads that their nests might be threatened. You have to be careful about eating in their presence too in case they grab the food from your hand!

The building is oddly placed. The big window I mentioned to Brian faces a row of garages. If it were situated elsewhere, much bigger, with a brilliant view and a proper garden it could be a special place to live. Crammed in, as it is, between other, ordinary houses, it's a peculiarity. I keep wondering about it - whether a student architect was given a free hand . . .

Hermes said...

They look like they're waiting - like in The Birds.

magiceye said...

brilliant composition!!

RuneE said...

I totally agree - my favourite bird Loved it!

Lucy said...

Hi Hermes. I think they are a little more relaxed than the birds in The Birds - though I wouldn't want to go near them.

Thanks Magic Eye.

Hi, Rune. Gulls aren't always popular but I know from your previous comments (and photos) that you like them too. Have your Brent Geese begun to arrive yet?

Waldemar said...

It's a beautiful angle! The pointed look of the gutters kind of makes the rooftop look taller, and more mountain-like. Those gulls perched nearby blend well there, as if they were meant to hang around there in the first place.

-Waldemar Bureau

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello Waldemar. This pointed roof gives the house a sort of panache and dignity it would not have on grounds of size alone. And as for gulls - the area wouldn't be the same without them!

Rita said...

Unusual roof lines and what appears to be very close neighbors.

Love the angles and the contrast of color.