Funny Building Collection
Funny Building Collection
Will and Guy are building up a good collection of funny buildings and silly structures.
Stories and Pictures of Funny Buildings
William Gronow-Davis saw an opportunity to build the largest folly in Britain for a century. O2, the phone company, planned to build a nest of radio masts in Dorset England. When they pulled out of the deal, Mr Davies saw the chance to erect a wonderful new garden folly on his Rushmore Estate in Dorset, England. He settled on the design of an Indian mogul gateway, topped by five large copper domes. The base of the folly is made from Turkish limestone and is decorated with the family's crest.
Mr Gronow-Davis reflected, "I would say that 99 per cent of the feedback I have had has been positive. Natural England has said it enhances the landscape. You don't have to be rich to have a folly, it is not about extravagance, it is about beauty. I like the look of Mr Gronow-Davis' one and can't wait to see it.
Strange 'Tardis House
The 125 year leasehold on this 44 square foot property is for sale in Truro, Cornwall, UK, for the sum of £19,950 [ $ 39,500 USD]. Will and Guy have learned that the building has one door and a Perspex roof but they cannot confirm that Dr Who has put in an offer.
The name TARDIS is a registered trademark of the British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC]. The TARDIS [Time and Relative Dimension(s) in Space] is a time machine and spacecraft in the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who.
Finally, we muse, could this be the ultimate dog house? If you look at the picture, could it be that the man in the white house in the background gets banished to the Tardis Dog House?
I'll Go To The Foot of Our Stairs!
Staircases are one of the most important building elements in a house. They reflect architectural philosophies and in these examples showcase the talent and ingenuity of their designers.
Look closely at these replacement windows which are to be found, supposedly, in Russia.
Problems with Old Buildings
It's Raining Cats and Dogs
Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and off the roof. Hence the saying 'It's raining cats and dogs.'
There was nothing to stop things from falling into old houses. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection.
The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they adding more thresh until when you opened the door it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entranceway.
Amaze and Surprise Your Friends and Neighbours
Will and Guy would like show you how to get your neighbours to sit up and take notice.
We have discovered that a German firm called "Style Your Garage", creates posters for garage doors that make it look as if it's actually showing the interior of your garage, and what's in it.
We think that the prices are reasonable [no we're not linked to the company] and they range from £199 to £399 [$301 - $ 604 USD] - for the double-door. All but guaranteed to make passersby and your neighbours take a second look.
Made for the up-and-over garage doors predominantly common in Europe, they can be fixed with Velcro and can be adapted to fit sectional garage doors.
A taxi driver in Melbourne Australia, was driving a Japanese corporate executive to a meeting.
Driving into the city from the airport, they passed the newly developed
Docklands estate, with its upgraded parks , waterfront and new stylish
Continuing south, the executive noticed the Eureka Tower on the banks
of the Yarra River.
Driving a bit further, they passed the Melbourne casino complex
A bit further on, the Westgate Bridge appeared, its spanning the river
58 metres above and nearly 3 kilometres long.
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