A Stone House in the Village

Revised on Oct 16th, 1999. Your comments and suggestions would be appreciated.


 

   This house, judging from the road to its right and the structures behind it, appears to be located in a village. Made of stone, it is considerably more substantial than the commoner "daub-and-wattle" cottages. The framed, glazed windows in such a stone house probably indicate the dwellers are more affluent than average. However the rake held by the man in the right foreground suggests he likely is a farmer. His clothes and hat suggest this was close to the turn of the century.    
   The importance of
religion to the the people of that time and place is shown by the crucifix beside the door to the left and by chapels that were often found at crossroads where people paused to pray.