Posts tagged ‘houses’

April 4, 2017

the art of naming your house

by ada

Giving names to your house appears to be a Swiss thing, originated back in those times when white spots on maps were filled with mysterious references to sea monsters, four-horned men and “Here Be Dragons” warnings. In those sweet times you could be living at places dedicated to delightful things like loyalty…

…or rear thighs:

The origin of some names is still a mystery…

… some seem rather obvious, though:

Sometimes naming your house is an interactive process:

My personal favourite is this one (can you guess why?):

Most of the houses are dedicated to simple, joyful living things, like plants…

…or animals:

A whole zoo…

…with a colourful collection of birds:

Weather can also be a great inspiration. The sun rises…

…to a blue sky…

…or to a rainy day:

Of course, things start to get complicated when human race enters with its doubtful attempts at civilisation. Fictive creatures appear at once…

…and bears are forced to dance:

Medieval times are represented by angels…

…giants…

…and balance scales made of gold…

…to measure all your (Swedish) money…

…or shame you for the lack of it:

Virgins are obligatory…

…and such are the things virgins should know nothing about:

For preventing them from getting first-hand knowledge in the art of rear love, virgins have to be safely stored in towers…

…built on the top of green mountains…

…surrounded by green forests…

…and locked tight with keys:

There they can sit and wait for being rescued in the most contemporary way while counting down their time using sandglasses:

To their misfortune, knights do not seem to be available on the streets of Schaffhausen. The Ghost of Communism is haunting it instead!

It stirs up trouble…

…which leads to war.

Luckily, peace always sets in at the end…

…for which we can not be thankful enough!

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December 25, 2015

Bregenz – Oberstadt, part 2

by ada

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Martinsgasse Bregenz 2

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Martinsturm Bregenz

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December 15, 2015

Bregenz – Oberstadt, part 1

by ada

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September 1, 2015

a humble collection of Viennese wall mosaics

by ada

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September 1, 2015

a matter of perspective

by ada

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April 12, 2015

Klosterneuburg

by ada

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April 7, 2015

St. Pölten

by ada

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January 31, 2015

my Vienna neighbourhood – part 1

by ada

Taborstrasse

Spezerei

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Mazzesinsel

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October 24, 2014

Škofja Loka – part 2

by ada

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October 23, 2014

Škofja Loka – part 1

by ada

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September 22, 2014

Izola – part 1

by ada

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Izola shop window 1

Izola shop sign 1

Izola leaves 3

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house and plants Izola 1

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music shool Izola

music school windows Izola

clothes 2

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house Izola 3

September 15, 2014

Piran – day 3, part 1

by ada

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church Piran

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April 28, 2014

Tata

by ada

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April 26, 2014

Komárom

by ada

Komárom magyar címer

Komárom Rathaus

Komárom houses

Komárom three gravestones

Komárom horse

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April 25, 2014

Komárno

by ada

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Komárno Stallone

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October 4, 2013

Mondsee

by ada

houses Mondsee 4

sightseeing train Mondsee

church Mondsee 1

sull in Schloss Mondsee

meadow Mondsee

allee promenade Mondsee

autumn leaves in Mondsee

sea promenade Mondsee 1

seagulls Mondsee

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September 25, 2013

Wasserburg am Inn – part 3

by ada

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September 25, 2013

Wasserburg am Inn – part 2

by ada

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September 25, 2013

Wasserburg am Inn – part 1

by ada

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January 5, 2013

the Prague memories – facade ornaments, part 2

by ada

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November 19, 2012

Prague – Golden Lane (Zlatá ulička)

by ada

October 20, 2009

Ameugny – part 2

by ada

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