What more attractive sight after a winter walk along the towpath than the traditional British Pub.
The whitewashed walls reflect in the water, and the weeping willow seems to invite us in as it swoops low over the narrow boats moored to the river bank.
Although it is a cool day, the sun shining in the pastel blue sky make it warm enough for us to consider sitting outside to contemplate the British countryside over a pint.
There is a lot of very important architecture out there in the world, but also some that would never make it to any list of buildings that have to be saved. Sometimes, a building is just old.
On a street in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England is this house. Once, someone decided that this old cottage would look good with a fresh coat of paint. But that was a long time ago, and the bowed front shows signs that the paint has peeled, and is dirty, and along the side of the cottage weeds are growing on the wall.
And yet, this is a solid and interesting cottage, with classic lines and a long and happy history seeping out of its walls.
Maybe it would not win any awards, but it is a place that could be called home.