David is the really nice and very helpful clerk at work. His job is extremely busy but at least he has one of the best views from his window. Its actually a longer row, but this was as far as I could stick my lens through the quite old window. The lines in the sky are artifact from the net barrier outside the window. :)
Victorian style Chimney pots, don't you just love them? Chimney pots have been documented as early as the 13th Century, although much of Europe and the United States, largely discovered chimney pots in the mid 1800s (Victorian era). Because of their ability to increase draft up a chimney, they were invaluable especially where fireplaces served as the primary source of heat. Since coal was the fuel of choice, it was of the utmost importance that noxious fumes and and soot be vented up the chimney and out of the house.
Tudor or Medieval Revival style buildings often have wide, very tall chimneys with round octagonal ''pots'' on top of each flue (Tudor Style- as shown in this picture). Multiple chimneys have separate flues, and each flue has its own chimney pots. This is kind of a blown up version ofGinnies shot :)