Monday, February 14, 2011

Milang shacks

The first Milang shack was built in 1947 on land leased by the Regatta Club.  By 1948 17 shacks had been built.  A request for freehold ownership of the land was denied and the present position is that the current owners have life tenure.  To say they are unique would be an understatement.  Have a peak...


One of the girls made the comment that this was what she imagined the housing for the black maids in the book we are reading at the moment, "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett was like.




I didn't like to walk along the front row of the houses and take a photo.  So I borrowed the photo above from their website.




This is the view from the front row of houses....literally just a stone throw from the front door.




It was a bit overcast on Saturday but just imagine a view like this on a sunshiney day or when there's a winter storm.

I was about to wander over to the third little jetty when I realised that half the girls had deserted me to get back into the warm car. I'll let them off tho, as we would of missed the start of the cricket.  Not a good idea since my son opens the bowling.

Did you do something today for Valentine's Day?  We were a boring married couple and did nothing.  We know we love each other and there's plenty of other things to spend our money on.


4 comments:

Ali said...

Wow, I'll be they are in demand, my goodness talk about step outside and greet the morning. How fabulous, I love them! What does Milang actually mean?

Judith said...

They are rather quaint - some of them looked a bit sad on the outside tho. You'd hope they are in better condition inside. Milang is a small town on the shores of Lake Alexandrina. Has a great bakery as well.

Dawn said...

Interesting homes for sure. I haven't ever seen anything like that.
The book you're reading sounds interesting.....

What a view to be had each day though!

rita jean said...

That's neat!!! That view is something too!!! wow! :)

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