First of all, I'd like to thank Jeff Silvers (cats_123) and Ann Collins (pluckyfilly) for their User Awards on my last upload Pencil Cottage
, I'm really chuffed!
Next door to Pencil Cottage, which can be seen on the left in this image, is the Old Thatch Teashop, and this also dates back to the 17th century, being built around 1690. It is believed that it was originally built as two, maybe three, Fisherman's Cottages. By the mid-1800s The Old Thatch became Shanklin's first Post Office, Library, Bookshop, House Agent and Agent for Anchor Life Insurance. In the 1940s The Old Thatch went through another major change when it was converted into a Teashop which it has continued up to the present day.
Can you spot the teapot together with a cup and saucer? No prizes for guessing…
Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 4 and Photoshop Elements 11.
Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.
Isle of wight
Shanklin Old Village
Old Thatch Teashop
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