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German Farmhouse

And now for something completely different...

Built in 1787

This is an old North German farmhouse, built in 1787. Taken in the state of Lower Saxony {Niedersachsen}. It's rather typical for the area and there are many of these old houses in the exact same impeccible state of upkeep. It's amazing when you think what they have seen in terms in terms of history. =)
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German Home In Greece?

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I found this to be an interesting home; it's located in Greece.

Nowhere near "traditionally Greek" by any means, but to me, that was part of the attraction. Not that there is anything inheritely wrong with traditional Greek houses - right - I really just LIKED this. ;) Essentially, it is a very typical, average-size North German home that has been painted a bright Scandinavian red. Which would also be unusual in Germany. The color rather reminds of houses in Norway and Finland while the architecture is very German. To find this in Greece of all places in this very combination is sort of like spotting an Arabian palace in Guatemala.

There is speculation if this may be a returning expat's home, or simply that of yet another German who decided to live in a sunny climate and headed to Greece, or at least built a holiday home there. Whatever it may be, it falls into my own personal category of BEAUTIFUL EXTERIORS and thus, has a place here. I love the surroundings as well. Let's hope for them that the area will stay as open and spacious as it is now.