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Here are more floating houses, a little less pricey than yesterday's model. The poles that surround each house are tied to one another.  When the rivers rise, each house "floats" up its poles. 

Evidently a huge flood back in the late 60's taught them a lesson.  Most of the houses were wiped out.  Not sure who thought of this idea.  But if it was me, I would not build on water.

Yes, the horizon not as straight so please ignore!

reflections

Here are more floating houses, a little less pricey than yesterday's model. The poles that surround each house are tied to one another.  When the rivers rise, each house "floats" up its poles. 

Evidently a huge flood back in the late 60's taught them a lesson.  Most of the houses were wiped out.  Not sure who thought of this idea.  But if it was me, I would not build on water.

Yes, the horizon not as straight so please ignore!

comments (18)

I love the deep tones of this image. Very cool.
Kay: Hi Red Pen, glad you like the shot! I couldn't figure out what to do with this one...it took a while to work on. Thanks!
We have house boats here that are very basic square flat roof houses on pontoons, Nothing like yesterday and today's shots. Lovely photos.
Kay: Thank you very much smile
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 10 Jul 2007, 08:34
Cool idea,

Suby
Kay: Thank you, Suby! smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 10 Jul 2007, 08:39
I have never seen that in my life, Kay! I guess someone had be be creative and figure it out. This is definitely a different feel than yesterday's house, but more "normal," I'd guess, for the average Joe who wants to live on the water.

I LOVE the wavy reflections!
Kay: Hi Ginnie,
Thank you for your comment..Not sure how much the homes go for, but I'm sure it's a huge amount of money for the luxury of living on a river smile
That`s amazing, Kay. I love it. (:o)
Kay: Thank you very much, Rosalyn!
What a strange concept...
Kay: It is strange, isn't it? smile
the glow is bes put to use here...this is absolutely wonderful kay...
Kay: Thank you so much for your kind comments, Sam smile
Lovely shot Kay, really like it. Would not build on water either!
Kay: Hi Bridge...I've personally seen the results of floods in a river area. My great aunts' house was carved in half by floodwaters. It looked like the back half of a doll house. That's why I'm hesitant to live in a flood plain.
Lovely shot Kay. The houses remind me of Lego. I unlike you would totally build on water, grin The part of the world where I come from is a riverine area, and the houses are all built on water. Also, Venice is my dream holiday location, so this scene appeals to me to no end.
Kay: I am very glad you like this photo! grin Thank you!
  • paul
  • 10 Jul 2007, 18:11
Nice soft edge to the colours Kay. Its a shame the sky didn't have more to offer
Kay: I know what you mean about the sky, Paul. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't being cooperative that day.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 10 Jul 2007, 18:41
Beautiful photo Kay. I am with Paul as far as the sky goes. With the rest of the processing that you have done, I would have spent a few seconds to drop some colour in. I know you are going to tell me you wanted to keep is as you saw it.........Regards, Neil.
Kay: Well, Neil...I can doctor an image so far. To put in a blue sky would not be realistic, I think, due to the other tones in the picture. The water would have to be re-colored, etc. So to play it safe, I kept the photo as is.
How do you drop color into the sky ? Those poles sound like a very good idea to a nasty problem, I think I'll reflect on this ! wink
Kay: LOL grin Johnny, thank you for putting a smile on my face smile
Very nice light Kay... I love the soft blur and I the same time sharpened colours... Nice little port indeed.
Kay: Thank you very much, Florence smile You are so kind!
  • Louis
  • 10 Jul 2007, 19:54
Great picture in the typical Kay style - what you do tyo the colours and softness. Lovely reflections.

Those poles is a great idea. Hope it work well enough with a next flood - logic says it should.
Kay: Hi Louis,
Thank you for your lovely comment. Glad you like the pic smile.
I can't wait for the next big rain...I want to see the houses float up!
  • Les Auld
  • Southport UK
  • 10 Jul 2007, 23:07
Nice image, the designers of the new Liverpool Cruise Liner Terminal are using the same pole principle to secure the landing stage. The poles are called Dolphins for some reason I have yet to understand.
Kay: Hi Les, I think they call them dolphins here too. Strange choice of a name for that one.
I like the soft glow in the image
Kay: Thank you so much Anup!
Perfectly done ! This is very interresting and it's the first time I see such houses !
Kay: It is interesting to look at too, Zeb. I think this is the first time I've seen such houses too.
Hi. I like the soft image and colors.
Beautiful.

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