Oldsarge

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On the banks of the Willamette
United States
Oregon
Oak Grove
I believe that's a lock-keeper's cottage in France. As I understand it, you get the house and garden (where you keep your chickens and rabbits) in exchange for being ready 24/7 to open or close the lock in response to a passing barge.
 

eagle2250

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Harmony, FL
United States
Florida
Harmony
I believe that's a lock-keeper's cottage in France. As I understand it, you get the house and garden (where you keep your chickens and rabbits) in exchange for being ready 24/7 to open or close the lock in response to a passing barge.
Oldsarge, through your posts and the posts of others, I'm always learning and becoming a more erudite young man! Thank you for another fascinating insight regarding that last photo. ;)