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The Thatcher's Pride: Royal Oak Inn, Withypool
The Thatcher's Pride: Royal Oak Inn, Withypool
PenelopeK


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Challenge: Rooftops (Standard Editing)
Collection: Challenges: Landscape
Camera: Sony Alpha a7 II
Lens: Sony 24-70mm F4 Vario-Tessar T* FE OSS
Location: Exmoor National Park, Somerset, UK
Date: May 14, 2019
Aperture: F/11
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1000
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2019

Please check out Sara R's comment. Her grandfather thatched this building in the 1950s !!! What a wonderful coincidence.

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Statistics
Place: 9 out of 31
Avg (all users): 5.9792
Avg (participants): 5.9524
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 275
Views during voting: 100
Votes: 48
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0


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05/31/2019 09:12:59 AM
I read what you wrote and I love stories like this. Beautiful shot of this quaint Inn.
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05/31/2019 05:29:33 AM
A photo of a pub on Exmoor will always get my vote! And a mighty fine pub too! How crazy that Sara's grandfather thatched the roof - small world! Congrats on the TT! You sure managed to fit plenty of great locations into your trip.
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05/31/2019 12:13:06 AM
Originally posted by SaraR:

My grandfather thatched this in the 1950s!!!!! He was quite an interesting and somewhat eccentric character - an atheist with a theology degree from Cambridge and a socialist intellectual. He enlisted under age as a stretcher bearer in the First World War, after which he became a life long pacifist and conscientious objector during WW2. I'm not quite sure when he turned his hand to thatching - for most of my mother's childhood at any rate. He gave up when he fell off a ladder and broke his back.


Thatís SO COOL!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2019 12:45:53 PM
Nice looking roof. The sky has a nice cloud formation, Overall a clean sharp picture and my favorite in this challenge.
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05/29/2019 12:18:08 PM
So fun to view these since there's nothing like this around here. Somehow they look a bit like mushroom tops! Nice shot.
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05/29/2019 11:57:15 AM
Pretty :-)
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05/27/2019 08:54:38 PM
I saw a story about the constructing of these thatcher roofs. Very interesting. Well done picture.
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05/26/2019 04:44:26 PM
Very cool! ...and very flammable, I imagine. :)
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05/25/2019 07:32:46 PM
what i really like about this is the sunlight .. the shadows .. the way i've been taken into another world just about .. and the those roofs ..
how amazing are they .. the potted plants hanging .. so cute .. and the sky ..what a great backdrop to this scene .. :)
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05/25/2019 04:15:42 PM
Great colors and textures.
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05/24/2019 12:30:11 PM
My grandfather thatched this in the 1950s!!!!! He was quite an interesting and somewhat eccentric character - an atheist with a theology degree from Cambridge and a socialist intellectual. He enlisted under age as a stretcher bearer in the First World War, after which he became a life long pacifist and conscientious objector during WW2. I'm not quite sure when he turned his hand to thatching - for most of my mother's childhood at any rate. He gave up when he fell off a ladder and broke his back.
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05/24/2019 06:37:54 AM
Very nice thatched roof but the rooftop is not the main subject of the photo
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