Monday, December 12, 2005

Pigeon House

Many who drive in regions see funny shaped ‘pigeon houses’ dotted in the middle of farm fields. Some are new, some are old; some are renovated, some are dilapidated.
But they all have a distinct, different character.
There are three main reasons why these ‘houses’ are set out alone all by themselves: pigeons need tranquillity, and peace. And it’s advisable to keep the houses away from wells or drinking water used by the farm. Also the farmers set them distinctly away from the main house to ‘show off’ their pride and joy. It seems that they tried to out do each other, with better and different designs.
The majority of these architectural wonders are located in the Tarn Department. I took the photo of this one in the city of Toulouse.

Lespinet Avenue

5 Comments:

Blogger Emilio Dib said...

salut,
très beau blog (beaucoup de fautes d'anglais mais sinon très cool). by the way, je me permet de linker dessus de mon site.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

That's an interesting story. I never heard of such pigeon houses before. Thank you Stephan.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Toulouse Photo Day said...

Thanks Eric,
ok Emilio I will try to improve my language...
SR

9:18 PM  
Blogger Life on 3rd-floor #20 said...

Nice picture. I've never seen such a thing. Very interesting.

9:58 PM  
Blogger still asleep said...

It looks like something a child would play in, except there are no children present. Maybe you would think they were in school. Interesting, indeed.

7:48 PM  

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