All about the Pink House

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Davie Hudson, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Davie Hudson

    Davie Hudson Well-Known Member

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  2. Ralph Thornton

    Ralph Thornton Well-Known Member

    That's one nifty little place, I'd say. I like how the color of the house stands out against the misty sky and dark partially snow covered ground and trees.
     
  3. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    What an interesting place Davie. Was it originally a chapel or was it purpose-built. Would you consider correcting the verticals - I quite like the tilt though.
     
  4. Davie Hudson

    Davie Hudson Well-Known Member


    I was actually underneath it , there wasn't a way to get level at all... as for the verticals, I could do it in Photoshop but I don;t have photoshop lol and aperture doesn't do that
     
  5. Dan Cattermole

    Dan Cattermole Dan Down - The Steampunk Womble

    Great shot Davie, looks nice and fresh up your neck of the woods. :)
     
  6. Davie Hudson

    Davie Hudson Well-Known Member


    It is quite fresh yeah, It was taken near Balmoral and to get there I had to drive over Glenshee which is totally snowed up with all the ski bunnies out :D wasn't overly cold though, sitting just about freezing
     
  7. Dan Cattermole

    Dan Cattermole Dan Down - The Steampunk Womble

    Haha!! Isn't there a pink castle on the children's programn 'what's the story Balomory'? :D :D
    Is pink in? :D :D
     
  8. Dave Moss

    Dave Moss Active Member

    Dan I take it you have never been down Pauls area a lot of the houses are pink in Suffolk lol :D (Wish i could say it was Norfolk had the pink houses :D:D:D being from Suffolk myself)
     
  9. Davie Hudson

    Davie Hudson Well-Known Member

    I feel i'll have to take your word for that Dan, though i 'think' that Balamory is based on the real town of Tobermory, could be wrong though lol
     
  10. Kev Pugh

    Kev Pugh Well-Known Member

    Dan's treat is to get to watch it when the kids aren't around :D:D he's a secret Balamory groupie really :D:D:D
     
  11. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    That could only look more out of place if it were made of sweets and had an evil old lady living inside! Fantastic find.

    Yeah, there is a lot of pink houses around here, it must be traditional though as it tends to be listed buildings that are painted pink. There are also a few yellow ones dotted about too.
     
  12. Dave Moss

    Dave Moss Active Member

    It is Paul and if painted pink and listed the colour has to stay although if you go into a local shop and ask for pink house paint you get scowled at as my cousins husband found out :D:D:D the true colour is Suffolk red
     
  13. Davie Hudson

    Davie Hudson Well-Known Member


    it was pure luck , I saw a sign for 'Linn of Dee' and Linn is a waterfall so I just had to find it didn't I lolol.... VERY dodgy hike getting to it that very nearly turned sour in a bad bad way but all in all a good fall :)
     
  14. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I had to re-read that Paul. I thought you said there were some pink house will yellow dots on around!! :)

    The BS name for the colour is actually Suffolk Pink. It was originally a lime wash coloured with blood and was quite durable once carbonised (can you tell I used to work in the coatings industry and have just finished a 3 year project on calcium hydroxide?!!).
     
  15. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    Oh, don't, my uncle used to work for a paint manufacturer and often used to tell me all about the different paints and how they were formulated, whether I wanted to hear about it or not. I did used to get free paint though so that was a bonus. Some of it was quite expensive.
     
  16. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Probably going too far off topic, so I apologize. However, "Milk paint" was a common thing in the Americas in the 18th century. Old red wooden barns, ubiquitous in rural America, were typically painted with milk paint in the early days, and it is said the paint was tinted red with the blood of the slaughtered farm animals. (I built a windsor chair a few years back and by tradition such chairs were painted using milk paint. Green was probably the most common windsor chair color here in the Americas, as windsor chairs were originally concieved as garden chairs, first in England and later in the colonies. I decided to make my own milk paint for my windsor chair and that's how I learned this off topic stuff.)
     
  17. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Probably right Brian. The casein acts as the binder and I guess that the blood proteins would do similar as well as adding a red/brown colour.
     
  18. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Davie

    PTLens

    $25 and looks pretty good ...
    Not that I'm suggesting it needs to be done here, just that you might be interested in the ability to do it :)
     
  19. Davie Hudson

    Davie Hudson Well-Known Member

    you my friend may well be a genius !!!!


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  20. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Excellent. Definitely looks better 'straight'!
     

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