Half-Timbered House

© Jean B. Hall

Half-Timbered House

Uploaded: December 06, 2008


Gable on a huge half-timbered house in the Maulbronn Monastery complex in Germany’s Black Forest. Today, this medieval building serves as administrative offices and residences for this UNESCO world heritage site. If my research is correct, it previously housed a ducal finance office and treasury. And before that, an older stone building on whose foundation this one was built may have been used for stables, an oat barn, or bakers’ and servants’ quarters.

Our guide told us that most of the shingles are original to the structure, with replacements made only when necessary for repairs. Note the carved head (I almost missed it myself!) on the central vertical beam just above the blue shutters.


Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe December 06, 2008

Lovely capture with great lighting - and thanks for the thoughtful history notes.


Ron McEwan December 06, 2008

A beautiful capture here Jean, I just loved looking at all those houses in the Black Forest and down in the Alps and southern Germany. Nice image. #6860414

Jean B. Hall December 06, 2008

Thanks so much, Marilyn and Ron. I have always loved this style of house! #6860688

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 06, 2008

fantastic find, comp , and capture! #6861203

Michael Lynch December 11, 2008

Awesome archictural image ! After looking at your saki photo, I thought this was going to be a photo from Sapporro, Japan !!! #6881622

Jean B. Hall December 12, 2008

Thanks, Stefania and Michael. Your kind comments are much appreciated. #6882427

Bill Knaps January 12, 2009

Great work of art in this building Jean and a great capture. Bill #7020027

Bill Knaps January 12, 2009

Great work of art in this building Jean and a great capture. Bill #7020028

Jean B. Hall January 12, 2009

Thanks very much, Bill! #7020238

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