Rear view of the Moulin, the watermill cottage built for Marie Antoinette as an extension of the Petit Trianon, on the grounds of Versailles Palace. Although King Louis had the Petit Trianon built for his wife in 1774, it became associated with Marie Antoinette's perceived extravagances & excesses.

Rear view of the Moulin, the watermill cottage built for Marie Antoinette as an extension of the Petit Trianon, on the grounds of Versailles Palace. Although King Louis had the Petit Trianon built for his wife in 1774, it became associated with Marie Antoinette's perceived extravagances & excesses.

This thatched rubble stone cottage was built in 1811 in a little place called Blaise Hamlet near Bristol, England.

This thatched rubble stone cottage was built in 1811 in a little place called Blaise Hamlet near Bristol, England.

Adare, Ireland. How beautiful it this?  Adare, County Limerick, Ireland: Right out of a storybook, this celebrated village of low-slung Tudor cottages is adorned with ivied churches and a moated castle from the days when knighthood was in flower.

Adare, Ireland. How beautiful it this? Adare, County Limerick, Ireland: Right out of a storybook, this celebrated village of low-slung Tudor cottages is adorned with ivied churches and a moated castle from the days when knighthood was in flower.

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