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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Who said it’s ugly!? Who!? Huh! Waking up with that view, to hell with the apartment I live in.
It certainly has a view to beat all others, and I guess that a simple life of fishing and lazing on the deck, would be very relaxing. 😀
Home is where the heart is no matter how the home may look.
Lovely thoughts about the place where the love is always flowing.
Super photo ….
Thanks so much, Issy. 🙂
“Where we love is home, Home that the feet may leave,but not our hearts.” Oliver Wendell Holmes
Lovely quote Rebecca. 🙂
I just read a little about O.W. Holmes. My dad always quoted him when I was young (guess that is where I got my love of quotes) Anyway, Holmes spent time in Paris when he was young – got a little homesick at first…
Fabulous scene. Love the color tones in this. 🙂
Thanks so much, Inga. 🙂
I like it very much – the view is amazing too!
You’re right, Meg. One could do a lot worse. 🙂
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”
I’m sure IKEA is quite right about that, Viveka. Thank you my friend. 🙂
I think … that there is too many of us that don’t have a place that we can call a home – so how ugly looking a home ever can be .. it’s a home.
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. 🙂
No matter how large or small, fancy or plain, beautiful or ugly, there really is no place like home. 🙂
That’s for sure. 🙂
I agree with Gunta: location, location, location.
You don’t get better “pavement appeal’ than this. 🙂
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. 😀 *big hugs*
This is o true, Sonel. 🙂 xx
You do get around woman! Margie
Nice picture !with love maxima
Thanks so much, Stefan. 🙂
Someones cosy paradise!
For sure. 🙂
Very interesting scene you captured Sylvia!
Yes, I think it’s actually quite beautiful in that setting. 🙂
Pegging out the laundry with such a fine view can’t be bad 😉
Nice picture AD .
Hehehe. I can think of far worse. 🙂
Beautiful – and a home is always a home.
Thank you. You’re so right. 🙂
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 🙂
Absolutely! I think I could do that, at a pinch. 😀
A good thought.
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 🙂
Thanks so much, Ese. 🙂 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. 🙂
Ah, AD, I’m glad you said that! Lovely photo… contrasts…
Thanks so much, adee. Glad you enjoyed this. 🙂 xx
humble home, not much housework, and the view is a moveable feast!
You’ve got it in a nutshell, Christine.There must be something to be said for such simple living. 😕
Their home maybe not look so good but their view from the boat … Stunning … // Maria 🙂
How right you are, Maria. 🙂
è 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
I also think so, Ventis. That river is so tranquil, and beyond beautiful. 🙂
Your picture is so pretty. I love the light in it. 🙂
Thanks so much, Imelda. 🙂
Maybe it looks ugly, but their “front yard” has the best view in the world 🙂
Yes it does, and we can all envy that view, Chris. 🙂
I find it beautiful !!!
Thanks so much,. 🙂
Ahhh, but location, location, location!!! 😉
So they say, Gunta. 🙂