Ese’s Weekly Shoot and Quote #9: Ugly

For Ese’s ‘Shoot and Quote Challenge’ this week, I’ve chosen a quote from John Howard Payne’s song ‘Home Sweet Home’, written in 1823.

“Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.”

My photo was taken in China, on the Li River. This houseboat may look really ugly and ramshackle, but it was someone’s home, and very likely their most prized possession. Click on image for an enlarged view.


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56 comments on “Ese’s Weekly Shoot and Quote #9: Ugly

  1. Excellent entry – even in the ugliest … is there beauty. And said here … home is always home. Or as IKEA tell us, “Home is the most important place in the world”

  2. Dear Sylvia, I clicked on the photo to see it enlarged and the boathouse did not look ugly to me. It is a modest home and certainly uncomfy to live on, but I find it looks rather quaint. Your shot is terrific!!!

    • Thanks, Paula. Yes, beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder. I’m sure that to the family who call it ‘home’, it’s the most beautiful place in the world. and they certainly have a view to die for. πŸ™‚

  3. What a lovely shot Sylvia! It looks so peaceful and serene there and I always say : Home is where the heart is – as long as you’re loved, happy and healthy you can’t ask for more. πŸ˜€ *big hugs*

  4. There really is no place like home…
    And with a view like that to wake up to every day – something to be said for a modest living πŸ™‚

  5. You have put it in such a beautiful way, Sylvia. Home is always home – no matter how we look at it. And I must admit it is a pleasure to look around from that one πŸ™‚

    • Thanks so much, Ese. πŸ™‚ I’m sure that family is quite content with their lot, which is more than can be said for many people who have much smarter accommodation. πŸ™‚

  6. Γ¨ una casa molto romantica, e lo splendore del paesaggio che la circonda ne accentua la suggestione, penso che gli abitanti di quella casa dovrebbero sentirsi molto liberi e felici
    is a very romantic, and the splendour of the landscape that surrounds it accentuates the suggestion, I think that the residents of that House should feel very free and happy

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