Photo a Day Challenge


The floor mimics the walls of the small “black room” in the German Koepsell Farm house.  This room is located in the center of the building and contains an open furnace at the bottom of its chimney — quite different from the other farm homes which used iron wood burning stoves for both heat and warmth.  A cooking fireplace is located directly behind the furnace in the adjacent kitchen and shares the furnace’s chimney.

10 responses

  1. another interesting example of history!

    July 19, 2011 at 8:04 am

  2. Stunning Bucolic.

    July 19, 2011 at 9:03 am

  3. Hi Lois,
    You could have covered several themes with this one. I love the processing, makes it look kind of spooking. Have a great day!


    July 19, 2011 at 9:38 am

  4. Now I wonder…did this heat better than a stove or is the stove an improvement on this system. I’m not familiar at all with this type set-up for heating a home. I love all the rough texture that is evident in your photo of this stonework.

    July 19, 2011 at 9:00 pm

  5. Madelaine

    Great details, textures and processing. I can almost feel the roughness of the stones and bricks.

    July 19, 2011 at 9:30 pm

  6. Tammy

    LOVE all those textures!

    July 20, 2011 at 11:23 am

  7. Steven

    What might be simmering in the pot? Seems like they employed some common sense in sharing the chimney.

    July 20, 2011 at 7:07 pm

  8. wow great textures and processing!

    July 20, 2011 at 8:20 pm

  9. This looks like a postcard you would buy in the gift shop to share with your friends! Very nice!

    July 21, 2011 at 4:43 am

  10. What great detail you captured once again. I guess once all that mass of stone got warm it would radiate back for days, I love going places with you.

    July 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm

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