But on looking in my picture files, I came across this fairytale row of houses and I couldn't remember having posted them for everyone to see, although I know I've emailed them to some of my Blogpals. I'm sorry for those of you who have seen them before, but aren't they extraordinary?
They always make me think of the Gingerbread House of Hansel and Gretel fame, and they couldn't be further removed from modern day, sleek lined architecture if they tried. There are no others around the town that look like this, so it begs the question, what were the planning department thinking when they allowed them to be built? Perhaps no such body existed then, so that any old builder with money in his pocket could indulge a whim, and create these flights of fancy. Well, what would you call them?
How far removed are they from the elegant, if slightly less than perpendicular, row of cottages, a little to the left of this bend in the road?