My babies started school again officially today. Junho is now in big school (Grade 1) and my little princess Jana is in Grade 000. They grow up so fast! 😱 Also such a lovely treat seeing mama Bongo still spreading her love and cheer at @bridgehouseschl . She has been part of the Bridge House family for so many years - I matriculated in 2009 and it’s so awesome to see this beautiful soul still sharing her love in the corridors. Ps. She gives the best hugs 🤗
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5280 Art Concepts helped with this installation at the Boulder Public Library. Featuring art made by people receiving help from Bridge House in Boulder! Click the link to volunteer for Bridge House! Bridge House is a nonprofit helping homeless adults & families get back on their well deserved feet! They provide job training, healthy food resources, temporary housing & even an art therapy group! I am amazed at all the beauty & energy that can still be harnessed by people in the most uncertain circumstances. Art is healing. Healing is wealth. That wealth is beautiful. #arthealing#arttherapy#livingit#5280artconcepts#colorado_creative#coloradoartists#bridgehouse
Guess how many people lived in this tiny stone cottage in the @lake.district... 2? 4? 8? 12? 15? Let me know below and I'll send a random winner a lovely box direct from England, filled with Lakeland goodies! (Kendal mint cake and Grasmere Shortbread guaranteed to be included...) The lovely National Trust lady told me the most accurate number. One visitor said he heard 20, but I think that's stretching it! It’s pretty spectacular that Bridge House, which was built over 300 years ago, has survived throughout the centuries as Ambleside has changed and developed around it. Its survival could be down to its many practical uses over the decades which include being used as a counting house for the mills of Rattle Ghyll, a tea-room in 1805, a weaving shop, a cobbler's, a chair maker's and, at one time, a home to a very large family! I'm going to repost a story I took of this place later this afternoon when I visited a few weeks ago, for those that missed it.
But the best story I heard is that this cottage was built over Stock Beck to escape land tax! Now that's a cunning idea. Not sure it would fly these days to avoid such taxes but it's worth a shot. As you can imagine, visitors and artists have flocked to this place over history. The building has been painted by both John Ruskin and Joseph Mallord William Turner. Very posh! Lovely Ambleside 'the pastures by the river sandbanks', is situated about a mile north of Waterhead, which is at the northern end of Lake Winderemere, sitting on the river Rothay, surrounded almost on three sides by Lakeland fells. To the north is Fairfield, which at over 2000ft is a genuine mountain, to the east is Wansfell and in the west is Loughrigg, an easy fell but with some pleasant views. It makes for an ideal base for touring the Central Fells and villages with Grasmere, Windermere, the langdale pikes all a short car or bus ride away.
If you love the Lakes, don't forget to follow the dedicated @lake.district account where I hunt out the most beautiful shots of the English countryside. Absolutely wonderful shot by the genius that is @joedanielprice 🇬🇧
Would you like to live in Bridge House? ✨ This quaint and quirky dwelling over Stock Beck in Ambleside was originally built in the 14th century for the influential Braithwaites family. Enabling the family to access their land either side of the river aswell as being used to store apples from their orchard.
Over the decades Bridge House has been used as a counting house for the mills of Rattle Ghyll, a tea-room, a weaving shop, a cobbler's, a chair maker's and, at one time, a home to a family of eight!
If you'd like us to build you your very own bridge house, head to our website > link in bio < 📷: @joedanielprice