06 February 2018

HitM | First from Germany

The first houses for the project Houses in the Mail have already arrived. They are pretty nice and full of red flowers...

This is a traditional house in Bavaria. I think it is a museum nowadays.
Postcard sent by Simone (Germany).



A half-timbered house near Ratingen. It was renovated few years ago and they found a scallop that showed that it has been a hostel for pilgrims. Now a family with three kids live there.
Postcard sent by Tanjia (Germany).

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures!

    And how coincidentally: one of my first sent postcards show a 'vakwerk' ('timbered' in English?) house, too :-) Be it without such a colourful flower garden :-)

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    1. I'm already realising that timbered (or vakwerk) houses are among people's primary idea of what a house is. Like when I was at school, and all the children drew houses with gable roofs... But the houses in our region were nothing like that! That's curious.

      I'm already enjoying the project a lot.

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    2. Also here I am amazed, both my kids drew our house as a house with two or three floors and a pointed/gable roof - while we live in an appartment (on one floor), and the building has a flat roof :-)

      Vakwerk houses are uncommon here, too; the typical white wall / nrown timber houses are in the very south east of our country, close to Germany.

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  2. Seems most of the homes in the NW part of the US are gable roofed. Could be because of the snow and frequent rain I imagine. Timbered homes are fairly uncommon but I do see them here from time to time.

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    1. I got your postcard too :D

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