The Croft (1)

Larry Lingard-Davis

Riddells Creek, Australia

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This is just one of many Croft Houses that are dotted all over The Shetland Isles in Northern Scotland..
This one has been preserved for posterity, and is now being looked after.
Built in the 1800’s, this croft was occupied up until the 1960’s, but the main reason for these buildings to be abandoned was due to “The Shetland Clearances”, or death.
From the floor to the gable in the ceiling it would stand about 12 feet high with the door being about 4 feet. The interior has 3 main compartments, one for living, one for sleeping, and one for the livestock.
To enter into this house is like stepping back into the past.
It’s a shame that so many have fallen into disrepair..
Stay tuned for images from the Croft Village at Fladdabister.
Click on image to enlarge..

taken with a Lumix G2 using a 14 – 42mm Four Thirds lens with a touch of HDR ( x2 ) and a layer. Both done on Dynamic Photo HDR.

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