Monday, 3 August 2009

What's Dovecote to do with It?

With a title like that, how on earth could we resist linking up with this wonderful and unusual article by Lauren Axelrod? Dovecotes have been around for a millennia or two but the real beauties that we have still around today are superb examples of the form. Take a look at these fantastic structures and discover some of their history at the same time.

From the article:
Dovecote birdhouses were used to house pigeons for food and flesh. At the end of a residence, a square or circular building would be constructed with holes for nesting. These structures were typically used in Medieval Europe, where these signified power and wealth.


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