I ♥ Chimney Pots

Help. I can’t stop taking photos of chimney pots. People are beginning to look at me strangely as if they suspect I am from the Fire Commisioner’s office checking to see if their building is up to code or of I am a cat burglar scoping out ways to get down the chimney and steal their silver they got on sale at Peter’s Of Kensington.

Am I addicted? Am I misguided? Is my outlook on life growing too bizarre for my own good?

I don’t know.

All I know is that I can’t deny the cute, compact, functional, something from another era appeal of the chimney pot.

I will continue to love them for as long as I can.

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43 thoughts on “I ♥ Chimney Pots

  1. You’ve gone potty 😉 I love chimney pots too (we should start a fan club). Years ago when I had to use a visual schedule for Michael, I would take photos of things we did during the day – and one day I was at the local shopping centre taking photos of the carpark and the lift – security men were looking at me suspisciously and began to approach (obviously thought I was a terrorist, casing the joint 😉 ) – I made a quick departure – haha.

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    1. I’ve been potty for years, Gabrielle. This just confirms it. Haha. That is really funny about you at the shopping centre. People are so suspicious these days, aren’t they? Glad you were able to make a quick getaway 😆

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  2. I think there’s a 12 step program for that! Now, repeat after me, “Hi my name is Selma and I’m a chimney-pot-aholic” try saying THAT 3 times quickly! You could have chimney-pot-luck dinners, with chimney-pot-stickers, followed by chimney-pot-pies made from chimney-pot-bellied-pigs…..

    ok I’ll stop now lol too funny!

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  3. My friend, I recall taking a few photos of these in London and Paris in June. Once I get the editing and publishing underway I suspect I’ll be able to provide you with some chimney porn. 🙂

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  4. Great pictures Selma, I can see why you love chimney pots. It is great that you notice them, so many people are looking down at the ground, I am glad your eyes are searching the rooftops! 🙂 x

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  5. Hi Selma,
    When you see them all together in pictures like you have, it is just amazing how many different styles their are to each one. I never really gave it much thought, but they are unique in their own way.

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    1. I hadn’t really noticed how many sorts there are either, Mags, but there are so many. Some of them are quite ornate. It’s fun checking them all out!

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  6. They do seem to take on a character of their own, Selma. Cute and funny, practical and even downright ugly… Unfortunately they are few and far between here.

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    1. That’s a shame you don’t see many in your neck of the woods. Some of them are a bit ugly, I must admit. I think the authentic Victorian era ones are the nicest. Remind me of chimney sweeps and William Blake!

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  7. When I moved into our first house without a chimney, I had to explain to my kids that Santa WOULD be coming at Christmas, chimney or no chimney. I know a lot of people who have ‘recycled’ old chimney pots into garden planters …

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    1. Yes. I know a few people who use them as garden planters. Some of them are quite big when you see them at ground level. They look quite cool with plants growing through them!

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    1. NECTARFIZZ!! It’s so good to see you. It has been far too long. I can’t tell you how nice it is to have you visit. What a treat. I know the 365 project. I may just sign up for it. I certainly have enough chimney pot photos to use!

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  8. quite wonderful, those chimney pots! great to see them in that photo-montage style, very nice rhythm in this piece selma you can imagine them all coming alive spouting and sputtering

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    1. Oh yes. I love that idea, Tipota. It actually is a very good idea for a story. Chimney pots that splutter like a pipe organ and then pop into life. Fantastic!

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  9. I love chimney pots too … I am rather envious of your growing photographic collection of them. It is their ‘other era appeal’ which gets me every time. 🙂

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    1. I almost have as many photos of them as I do of the Anzac Bridge. My family think I have gone loony. I like the ‘other era’ appeal very much. There’s just something timeless about them!

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  10. HONESTLY…. very very seriously… you have a coffee table book on your hands. I can easily see your pictures being published. They are artistic, beautiful and unexpected!

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    1. Now that is very kind of you to say so, Katherine. I’m a bit of a slaphappy photographer, truth be told. I am fortunate I have my Panasonic Lumix otherwise my shots would be pretty bad, I suspect. They call me LIttle Miss Point and Shoot. Haha. But you have made my day by saying that ♥

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    1. I love your gravatar. At first I thought it was a chimney pot with snow around it but then I realised it was the most fabulous lighthouse. WOW.

      You are so right – chimney pots are charming. I love that about them!

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  11. I’m very jealous. Chimney pots are few and far between over here. Oh, if one goes into Boston and other older cities, one can find some. But we have had a misguided sense of “progress” until recent years. “It’s old? Tear it down and put up a new one.” Many wonderful old buildings along with their chimney pots are gone now. Sad.

    So you just keep on keepin’ on with you chimney pot obsession. I.m loving it.

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    1. Oh, Patti, I know what you mean. They have pulled down some beautiful historic homes in my area. I could cry when I think of it. The blocks of flats that have replaced them are so ugly. It’s a crying shame 😦

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