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Black and white houses

It is my daughter Kathryn's birthday today. So happy birthday to her.


By the way I loved all the comments yesterday.

Black and white houses

It is my daughter Kathryn's birthday today. So happy birthday to her.


By the way I loved all the comments yesterday.

comments (26)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Jun 2012, 00:46
Its a fine miniature circular train track on the pavement, Bill...but where is the loco and rolling stock?
Bill Phillips: Thomas the tank engine had been put away for the day
best wishes to your daughter. a fine looking house and a very suitable subject for the b/w treatment, i think
Bill Phillips: hey were black and white so i guess it was Ayush smile
Happy Birthday Kathryn!!! I really like the stonework!- very carefully done!
Bill Phillips: Yes it is a nice bit of block paving
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Jun 2012, 06:42
Happy Birthday to your dear Kathryn! But her life may be a bit more colourful! Are we still in Germany?
Bill Phillips: She has been helping out at the "Hive" (The new library) I think she could tell some colourful stories about the preparations for the opening on July 2nd (by the Queen)
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Jun 2012, 07:47
Happy birthday Kathryn!! Great B&W, LOL at Philine.... smile
Wonderful house and love the shade of the tree.
Bill Phillips: She is........today. (Well if I tell you how old she is it will make me feel old!)
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Jun 2012, 08:00
This looks like an intimate corner of The Fatherland to me - but where?
Bill Phillips: I think this was in Soest Chris
The days of front gardens with flower beds lawns and trees have gone and been replaced by car parks ... How times change.
Bill Phillips: There was something about all these front gardens being paved contributing to flooding as they don't absorb any rain it just flows off.
Wow, very nice picture!
Happy Birthday to your daughter!!! smile
Bill Phillips: Thank you for your comment and the birthday wishes for Kathryn
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 21 Jun 2012, 08:38
A neat and tidy picture, Bill
Bill Phillips: It was a neat and tidy place Lisl
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Jun 2012, 08:54
Yes, it reminds me of Soest (Sost with a long o)!
Bill Phillips: I'm pretty sure it is. Lovely town
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Jun 2012, 09:25
Happy Birthday Kathryn.

Now back to these trains - Isn't train station just a shortened form of Railway Train Station. The fact that some buffs prefer a different shortened form is really just elitism. Railway station implies the railway becomes stationary where in fact the railway is always stationary (Beecham aside) and it is the railway train that becomes stationary. There, hope that cleared up the ethnography of the bahnhof.

Looks like suburbia is under threat!
Bill Phillips: I have never heard of them referred to as Railway Train Stations. The entity is a railway thus the station is part of that entity and if it has anything added as a prefix it has to be railway. Strewth, that's a long sentence without a comma!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Jun 2012, 10:12
Ah.. Well, I'll let you off today as B&W seems appropriate for black and white houses. Of course, these were erected long before we had colour wink
Bill Phillips: Pre digital at least
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Jun 2012, 10:13
Ohhh.. happy birthday to your daughter, too.
Bill Phillips: Thank you I'll pass it on!
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Jun 2012, 10:33
Happy birthday to your daughter Bill and not a car on the drive way.
Bill Phillips: Wish mine was like that!
Happy birthday Kathryn. Thank your mother.
Bill Phillips: Don't I get any credit? grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Jun 2012, 12:23
or houses on the Mühlenhof in Münster - I think Mechtild showed you this folk open air museum at the Aasee - but I presume it is Soest!
Bill Phillips: I think it is. I'm almost certain smile
I like how dark and foreboding the sky looks, Bill, and yet the courtyard is full of sunlight. Lovely contrast.
Bill Phillips: Luckily the sunlight won!
Oh, I do like this Bill! Many happy returns for Kathryn smile
Bill Phillips: Thanks on both counts Martin
They are fine examples Bill and I like the shadows on the courtyard. Happy birthday to Kathryn and all have a great day
Bill Phillips: Thanks Janet. We are having a family meal out on Saturday
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Jun 2012, 14:24
These have the look of tudor lite! Would hate to have to live with such small windows.
Bill Phillips: I am not a lover of small windows.
Lovely shot, Bill - and a Happy Birthday to Kthryn!
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Tom
Fine B&W Bill, the right side of dark for me and it compliments the composition extremely well, with that manhole cover providing a nice counterbalance of form to the lines of the houses.
Bill Phillips: Yes this is one of my brighter b&w pics grin
Happy Birthday to Kathryn!
A wonderful atmospheric shot.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Richard.
That must mean that you also enjoyed my comment. Happy birthday Kathryn.
Bill Phillips: I always enjoy your comments Chad....even the silly ones
I like the noir of the shdaowse shadows. Oh dear how pretentious...
Bill Phillips: I always think shadows should be a nice shade of noir Larry wink
I guess these lovely houses are in Germany Bill, this looks good in mono.
Bill Phillips: They are indeed Brian. in the lovely town of Soest

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