aravisdolmennaEngland is well know for its quirky village names, but even so i was surprised earlier this week to find myself driving through a tiny village called “Noah's Ark”, how could it be that I had never even heard of this memorably named hamlet less than 30 miles from my home.
All I could discover was that the village had been named after the oldest house in the area “Noah’s Ark Cottage” so named for its “ability to withstand flooding”.
Just that, no elaboration, no mention of a flood, no picture of the ancient cottage or its setting.
I imagine grey skies, lashing rain, and homespun clad peasants, trudging up a steep hill leading their animals to the sanctuary of a stone cottage with its big Kentish barn, like a Bruegel painting.
I picture rivulets of muddy water washing around their leather pattens and splashing onto their hose as it rushes down the hill, thin streams of rain running off hats and the backs of the frightened sheep and donkeys.
I imagine water rising in the valley below, and streaming from the thatch on the barn, I can almost hear people wailing “God is punishing us again” as they slowly pull the heavy barn doors closed against the rapidly blackening sky.
Think I might be getting carried away..
"Just using a splash of milk to show one of the passengers on the first ark"
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- juniorolizOlha isso😮 @duda_ulrich
- duda_ulrich@junioroliz parece meu cisne de maçã ❤
- mostafa__hassan21Fantastic 😲
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- marceladolceReally original!
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