To find out the story here, use the Internet and type in The story of the Lindisfarne boatsheds, then open the PDF file called:
Page 1 The Boat-Sheds Three upturned keelboat halves.
Wonderful composition, Amelia! These ship bottom sheds are amazing, the scene looks like something medeival or even Dickensian. Best regards. -Art
The number of times I have been to Lindisfarne, yet I have never been this close to the castle. I didn't realise there were more boat sheds there. I love the organic lines of the planks contrasted against the more formal shapes of the shed and the castle.
How unique and interesting!. A fab photo here!. Regards -Lex
Good morning Art, thank you so much for adding this one to your favourites. Three upturned keelboat halves were placed beneath the castle between 1902 and 1912, during restoration work by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Edward Hudson. The boat-shed furthest from the castle is the only one of the original three to survive, the other 2 are replacements. They are all that's left of the herring fishing industry that thrived here. The boats were based on the design of Viking longships
So a bit after Dickens time, but with Viking roots - just like you! :)
I think if we lived nearer we'd go to Lindisfarne often, but keep away from the tourists Keith, which is clearly what you do. We were on the island as soon as the tide on the causeway had receded, so missed the coachloads.
We loved Northumberland, it was our first visit, and will definitely go again!
Thank you Lex. Indeed these upturned boat sheds are interesting, and you can find out more about their history by using the link in the description.
Friendly greetings, Amelia
So this is your holiday cottage Amelia it looks nice ;-) it looks like you had a great time on Holy Island Like Best Wishes Richard
Very interesting and unique place.
Thank you very much for the link very interesting!!!
Greetings - Yosi.
I assume that you meant the shed Richard, as opposed to the castle? ;-)
Actually you're quite right. It's like the Tardis inside, we even have an Olympic sized swimming pool in there, as well as all the mod-cons that one could possibly desire. We do, of course, rent it out for part of the year. Are you interested?
Have a lovely Sunday, Amelia
Good morning Yosi, thank you so much for your compliment and for adding this to your favourite photos. I am so pleased that you could follow the link to the Lindisfarne boat-sheds. They have an interesting history.
Warm wishes, Amelia
LIKE 5. This reminds me of a scene from David Copperfield, Amelia. Cheers, Joe
Sure enough Joe. As you can see. Maybe it's time to renovate these boat-sheds to create a trendy restaurant.
Thanks for the links, Amelia. Cheers, Joe
Marvellous. Why not?
Do you want to see the menu KC? :)
Superb photo Amelia, these boats look amazing as a small wooden houses. Is there any restaurant or something else?
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congratulation and have a nice day for you
Thank's so much for your visit to my gallery and your nice comment
best regards from Tiffany Liem
many thanks dear Maggie. No - there isn't a restaurant here, the boats are too small. But there have been upside-down boats turned into trendy restaurants elsewhere. I don't know where. The boat nearest you was once a fishing boat used for catching herring. The industry is no longer viable nowadays.
Weekend hugs, Amelia
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