Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A cottage with cast iron verandah

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Here's a scan of an old watercolour and pen painting I made many years ago of a small cottage and some variations aided by Photo-edit. Click on pic to enlarge.

The building is in the style of the late 19th century - about 1870 perhaps, the kind of house my grandparents once lived in. Small rooms but always a verandah in front with decorative verandah trim. This is a style common in many Australian cities and towns,inexpensive worker's cottages, but these days they are sometimes renovated and sold for half a million in the gentrified inner suburbs of our cities! There are a few in the street where I live, one near neighbour's verandah is still wrecked after a few storms.

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