This is part of an ongoing series from The Shetland Islands and the Croft Houses that are dotted all over The Shetland Isles.
Built in the 1800’s, this specific 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.
This was taken from inside the main room with a touch of selective colouring..
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taken with a Lumix G2 using a 14 – 42mm Four Thirds lens with a touch of HDR ( x2 ) and selective colouring…