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David's Chimney Pots!

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 of Ginnies shot :)

David's Chimney Pots!

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 of Ginnies shot :)

comments (18)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 20 Jul 2009, 00:34
Now these REALLY look like chess pieces! Unbelievable, SAVO. Someone could easily do a coffee-table art book of UK chimney pots! What a art form.
SAVO: Lol. I guess they do. A whole bunch of Rukes smile
It must be a tough job to get them at its best on the picture. I love it!
SAVO: Yeah kind of, was hanging out of a window. lol. Not a pretty site grin
excellent
looks unreal!!
Cheers
Rob
SAVO: Very real and beautiful Rob. Cheers
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 20 Jul 2009, 07:58
Lovely colours and what a sight, marvelous Savo
SAVO: Cheers for that Tony. They are a sight. I wish I had gotten the whole row smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Jul 2009, 08:41
Oh yes - they are gorgeous!
SAVO: Appreciate your comments and I agree with you Chris smile
ginnie is right they do look like chess pieces! Lovely clean colours and glad you explained about the lines in the sky.
SAVO: Cheers Mike. The safety nets were quite thin so maybe did not do too much damage to the final image :p
Great capture. The colours are amazing!
SAVO: Thanks for that Richard. the colours were the attraction smile
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Jul 2009, 11:18
P.S I deleted Debola's Comment in error which read- ''Sweet Colour here Savo...I like''. and my reply was.
Cheers Debola..Im glad you like it smile
What a fantastic colection of chimney pots.
SAVO: I'm glad you like them. Thanks for dropping by smile
Lovely array of pots. Nice treatment too
SAVO: Cheers Bill. My first attempt at HDR smile
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 20 Jul 2009, 17:38
I did not know this style. There are none or few in our country.
In any case, this alignment is very well done.
SAVO: Im not sure there are in too many places in Europe Fabrice. Thanks for dropping by smile
  • Marie
  • France
  • 20 Jul 2009, 17:44
très belles, ces couleurs !
SAVO: Merci beaucoup Marie tongue
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Jul 2009, 19:39
Grand chimney pottery. It looks like an overloaded chess board smile Classy looks.
SAVO: A whole load of Rukes I agree tongue
I agree with Ginnie. Maybe a book like that already exists. Great shot.
SAVO: Probably Albert. Ginnie is wise lady :p. Thanks for dropping by.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 20 Jul 2009, 23:30
This is the best display I've seen of these old chimney pots.
SAVO: Cheers Mary. I wish I had gotten the entire row. :p
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 21 Jul 2009, 19:28
Lovely...... great composition.
SAVO: Thanks Ada for dropping by.
  • DrAW!
  • United States
  • 21 Jul 2009, 20:53
such elaborate detailing for chimney posts

i wonder what the 'unsooted' portions will look like
SAVO: They try with their detailing I agree. Cheers DrAW smile
They are superb. I wish they view out of my office window was as good.
SAVO: Ha ah . My sentiment exactly smile

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