Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Old Mill


Fondly referred to as "The Old Mill", this private home in Mountain Brook started out as a tearoom and clubhouse for social functions back in the day. Today, it still draws a lot of admirers. Since I pass it each day on my walk, I decided to finally stop and take a few photos!


BLOG WORD A DAY
Blogger Bash -Noun. A get together or party arranged and attended by bloggers.

From Biz Stone's book Who Let the Blogs Out

(What could be more fun? Maybe more blogger bashes in my future? I hope so!)

24 comments:

Judy - So California said...

Oh Virginia - I love this. First - it's a beautiful picture - I can hear the water running by and the wheel turning and second - when I was a kid and we lived for a time in New York we'd visit Connecticut and go to eat at a restaurant located by a mill on a river like this. You've brought back wonderful memories for me. Merci!!

Julie said...

Agreed, it is a gorgeous feast for the eye and for the ear. Me being me: I can see a crop in there that contains the rock wall, the metal shape in the middle of the wheel, the wooden spoke and rim plus the roofing tiles ... ooo ooo ooo ... quite a feast.

Olivier said...

un bel endroit, on a envie de chanter "les moulins de mon coeur"

"Comme le chemin de ronde
Que font sans cesse les heures
Le voyage autour du monde
D'un tournesol dans sa fleur
Tu fais tourner de ton nom
Tous les moulins de mon cœur" Michel Legrand

Bibi said...

Was this really an old mill to begin with, or created old-fashioned style? In either case, it's a lovely place, and an equally enticing photo.


I've been to a Blogger Bash, and I didn't even know...!

Karen said...

Lovely photo and it must be a delightful place to walk. I can almost smell the clear air and hear the water under the bridge. Beautiful

B SQUARED said...

This is so New Englandish or Midwestern, are you sure it is in Alabama?

Halcyon said...

I'm there for a blogger bash!

I love this little old mill. Not something I would expect to see in B'ham.

Daryl said...

Oh this place is so photogenic ... there's a similar looking old mill house in New Preston, CT (which is all of one 'street' long) that friends considered buying/renovating til they found out there was no sewage permitted ...

Wayne said...

Who knew B'ham was so idyllic?

Char said...

it is a beautiful place

altadenahiker said...

Someone actually gets to live here? Imagine starting the day with all this beauty.

Char said...

I replied - anyway - the carving school is on the corner of Highland and 20th (Southside). It is on the second floor (above Dave's)

Marie-Noyale said...

Did you wait for the seven dwarfs to come out!!!
Cute and lovely.

Thérèse said...

Lovely, lovely indeed but knowing you, you must have been dreaming about planting lots of red flowers to make it more alive... lol

Petrea said...

I'm amazed it's a private home. It's lovely.

marley said...

It looks a lovely place.

I'm liking the Blog Word A Day feature :)

Jacob said...

You pass this every day and haven't taken a photo of it yet? Sheesh! This is absolutely gorgeous...

Merci beaucoup!

Virginia said...

Jacob,
Try walking about 3-4 miles with a camera that weighs a few pounds around your neck! I had to finish my walk and drive to this scenic spot. I'm glad I did!
V

I'm glad you all are enjoying the WORD A DAY. I have some that you will find most enjoyable and may hit home! HMmmmmm

jusdealem said...

Beautiful!

Mary said...

I remember when you took me there - thanks for the flashback!
xx,
M

Virginia said...

Mary
ANd you took moi to Gerard Mulot on my Paris blog today. Do those divine desserts look familiar?

FireLight said...

Hello Miss V!! Darn, can you believe it, I have already had to give out progress reports??? (last Wednesday!!) Anyway, gosh darn ..I have missed reading your blog every day, so I am planning on some catch up time this weekend. Who knows I might even post some thing! It's been about three weeks since my last one!!

I want to just walk into this photo....I don't think I have ever seen this place...I am ready for a blogger bash for certain...Hope all is well with and your lovely daughters and all the munchkins.
Oh .... I almost forgot.....
War D. Eagle!!!

-K- said...

I never knew paces like this really existed. Wonderful photo. Really.

Jilly said...

This is enchanting. I could live here!