Old Nims Mansion: spiral chimney

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©junebug on October 1, 2007

Wow! What a great shot, Ryan. I've never seen a chimney like this before. Very interesting architecture! Greetings, Anne

Ryan Calhoun on October 1, 2007

Thanks, Anne!

May M. B. (Swissmay) on October 2, 2007

Oh, I like this work, Ryan! Not only the spiral part of the chimney, but also the bricks and the tiles of the roof. Very nicely done and fine material.

Beautiful shot, Ryan!

Greetings, May

Lilypon on October 2, 2007

Ibid all the above!!!

I never thought a chimney would surprise me. A craftsman with pride in his work put a lot of loving detail into that house. :)

Morning, Pam

Ryan Calhoun on October 2, 2007

Thanks, May and Pam! Yes, the roof is wonderful, with different colors and sizes of shingles. And it's very well maintained as well. And this chimney is rather unusual as well.

Greetings, Ryan

Rafael (Retrocool) on October 3, 2007

This is a very cool chimney, are there many homes like this around that area? I wonder why they did it like that?

Ryan Calhoun on October 3, 2007

No, this is a very unusual design. There are other spiral chimneys, for fireplaces and also for pottery kilns, but not common at all. It's purely decorative, and doesn't have any other purpose.

Lui Brandt on October 3, 2007

There's another one in Dragør near Copenhagen.

May M. B. (Swissmay) on October 3, 2007

…and I have seen one in Ireland on a B&B. The house was called "Crooked Chimney". :-)

Ryan Calhoun on October 8, 2007

Thanks, Bruce. I assume it's a slate roof, but I don't know for sure. I really like this roof, though, and I'm glad it doesn't follow the exactness of the shingled roofs we build today. Ryan

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