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MaryAlice on May 11, 2010

Greetings, Peter, and thank you so much for visiting. You have stumbled upon two of my favorite chimneys! Aren't they just delightful and so full of character? I, too, am particularly drawn to the stone one. I have been asking these same questions. How are they still standing strong after so many years? What was here before surrounding them? How I would love to know. I keep hoping that someone will see the shot and come forward with a photograph of the home that they must have belonged to.
Thank you so much for your interest and kind words. You always leave me with a smile. Warmest regards, Mary Alice

sugarbag1 on May 22, 2010

Wonderful shot MaryAlice. It looks a little bit like the new and the old, as the one on the right looks as though it was built in a more resent ira to the old one on the left. Is this correct? I am looking at the material it is made. Kind REgards, David

MaryAlice on June 2, 2010

Thank you so much, David! I think your observations are right on! I have thought the exact same thing, and only wish I knew more details to share. Thank you for your interest and kind visit here. It's always a pleasure. Very best regards, Mary Alice

mimmo valenti on November 18, 2010

I try to imagine: of an old house, probably in wood, remained only the masonry fireplaces.

You confirm?

Interesting!

Greetings from Sicily, Mimmo

MaryAlice on November 19, 2010

Yes, Mimmo, I think you've got it right! I have imagined the same thing. It's very interesting finding these old chimneys like this. One can't help but wonder what the homestead looked like back when it was all still intact. THank you so much for your interest and kind visit. Warmest wishes to you on this chilly evening, Mary Alice

trikermike on November 19, 2010

For your attention re chimney stacks

Mary Alice & Mimmo

Dear friends, I have two chimneys in my wee house....one for the fire in my front room and one from the defunct kitchen range. They join together in the roof space to form one chimney stack on the crown of the roof. As I live in a terraced property, my chimney is back to back with the house next door. Both properties have a bedroom fireplace directly above the front ground floor room.

L will send a rough sketch to show you, when I can find it!

The whole house is red brick construction, with timber joists and floors, the roof is natural slate, the windows and conservatory are of glass with UPVC frames.

Any further details can be sourced from the builders, but the place was first erected in 1906!

Mike

trikermike on November 19, 2010

THERE YOU GO crude sketch of original chimney layout of my wee hoose!.....not to scale!

This ought to be viewd in conjunction with the previous comment from myself

Have a good weekend!

Mike

MaryAlice on November 20, 2010

Triker Mike, You tickle me pink! Thank you so much for the detailed description of your home's layout and the sketch too! I wanted to comment there, but you gave specific instructions not to under no uncertain terms, so I restrained myself. Your house looks delightful, and how lucky you are to have those two wonderful chimneys! I also have two chimneys in my early 1900's home, but sadly they have both been chopped off just under my roof and sealed shut. :( ( it was this way when I bought the home.)
Anyway, thank you again, and I wish you a very Happy and sunny weekend! All the best, Mary Alice

Preda Marian on June 20, 2011

HY MaryAlice!Interesting contrast!Congratulations on the photo!LIKE 3!Regards from Bucharest,Romania!

MaryAlice on June 21, 2011

Greetings, Preda, and thanks for enjoying this. Your kind words are greatly appreciated. Thanks again for visiting today. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead,

Mary Alice

XanderBW on January 16, 2012

Wie maakt vuur en wie pakt het vlees?

MaryAlice on January 17, 2012

I hope no flesh was burned here, Xander. Perhaps just a fire from many years ago.

Thank you for visiting,

Mary Alice

Christos Theodorou on January 17, 2012

Lovely shot. - Friendly greetings from Athens.

MaryAlice on January 20, 2012

Greetings, Christos, and thank you so much for dropping by! I'm delighted that you enjoyed these two old chimneys! Happy weekend wishes to you from the USA,

Mary Alice

MaryAlice on July 24, 2013

TroglodyteSage, thank you SO, SO much for this fabulous description of what was once surrounding these chimneys. I am delighted to read your words and try to imagine it all in my head. I have been curious about this place for quite some time now, and certainly appreciate your taking the time to stop by and leave these memories here. Incidentally, "half-crazy, two-thirds senile, and dependably stupid" sounds like the perfect mix to me!

Thank you again for your time and your contribution to this mystery. :)

Best regards,

Mary Alice

MaryAlice on July 27, 2013

Trog, Your mediocre musing has made my night! You are a wonderful writer, and I am thoroughly enjoying every word!

Carry on, my friend! Please, carry on! :)

Mary Alice

MaryAlice on August 6, 2013

Yes, it was definitely paved the day I took the photo! You're going to just have to come back down for a visit soon so as to refresh your memory! The 60's was many, many moons ago, kind Sir! :)

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