Thursday, October 8, 2009

this old house Thursday: jewel beyond price

floating in an autumn field is Naulakha,
the vermont home of Rudyard Kipling.

20 comments:

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Is this an old barn that has been made into a home? It is beautiful. And a nice photo too.

Cezar and Léia said...

"In each one of us is a secret, an inner landscape with inviolable plains, valleys of silence and secret havens"
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

Beautiful!!!!
Adorable post!
Léia

B SQUARED said...

I never associated Vermont with Kipling. Learn something every day!

Sunny said...

A lovely home in an equally lovely setting.
I did got through Brattleboro, only got a couple of pictures through the windshield, as it was pouring. We do a Brattleboro to Bennington loop now and then, we're not far from the border and like your state :)

Anya said...

A great home on a romantic place ;)
Its a fantastic photo !!

Malyss said...

Kipling was one of my favorite writers when I was younger. to see his house "in real life" is moving.; The name of the place makes me dream..as well as the idea of "floating in the autumn fields".. Autumn seems to be wonderful on your side of the world!

lizziviggi said...

So beautiful. I loved Rudyard Kipling growing up, and now I know how he reached inspiration so easily. So would I, looking out those windows at this peaceful scene.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

what a nice shot !! This is so beautiful and lovely ..Nice post..Unseen Rajasthan

Benikos place said...

Interesting to know that Kipling spend some time here. looks similar to germany landscapes :)

Sharon said...

This photo reminds me so much of a dream I had many years ago where I was sitting in a window seat in a bay window and looking out at the early fall scene of green grass and trees that were just beginning to turn. It's funny how some dreams stick with you and others float away before you've opened your eyes.

Jacob said...

Another lovely composition...you take an ordinary photograph and turn it into something very special - an artistic event.

But, I have a bone to pick: how come you folks up in them thar parts have all the fun houses lived in by famous people like Kipling? Don't seem fair to me!

All we got is someplace where Al Capone stayed down in Miami!

:-)

Boise Diva said...

And your view of adds the air of mystery.

Steffe said...

A bit square I think.

Sharon Creech said...

Ooh, I want you to creep closer now, brattcat, and show me more of this intriguing house.

katztales said...

I had no idea he lived in the US? Burma, India, UK yes, but the US??? Wow!

slim said...

Wonderful shot of an ol' house, bc. Is this "jewel" really shaped like a boat? Kipling wrote Jungle Book and Captains Courageous here . . . who'd a thunk it. I wouldn't mind spending some quality time here.

Cik N said...

beautiful! ;)

JM said...

I would love to know the feeling of living in such a place!

Julie said...

Hah ... I am with some of the others ... I had no idea Kipling lived for a time in the USA. I had always considered him encased in the sub-continent as an escapee from the UK!

Jilly said...

How very ignorant I am. I never knew Kipling lived in Vermont. A beautiful shot of a gorgeous house.