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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Quaint


Medieval justice was a quaint thing ~ Frederick Pollard



I have yet to read what is that about, but the line appeals strongly to the history lover in me.

Quaint has become one of my favorite words since I searched the net for info and pictures of England in preparation for a trip there in 2006. There are several definitions of quaint. These are what I like the most:

  • having an old-fashioned attractiveness or charm; oddly picturesque

  • strange, peculiar or unusual in an interesting, pleasing or amusing way

  • skillfully or cleverly made


If you clicked images for quaint on Google, you will find mostly European cottages and churches in the countryside. As for quaint places in Asia, I'm sharing one that has been hibernating in my archives since I took it two years ago - part of Angkor Wat in Cambodia


Shakespeare's wife's cottage has to be quaint too.


ABC Wednesday

10 comments:

  1. I've visited Anne Hathaway's cottage and it is an excellent example of the word "quaint." Have a wonderful week,

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  2. don't know about the QUOTE, but justice in the day was odd and irregular.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  3. I too think of the English countryside or more European things when I hear the word quaint.
    Angkor Wat would not enter my mind.
    Great photo of it though.

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  4. Great examples of quaint locations. I love to stay overnight in quaint B&B's on vacations.
    Ann

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  5. do you really think these places are quaint?

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  6. Quaint and regal!

    Come and take my Dementia Quiz
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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  7. Quaint is a great word and I enjoyed the photographs and words. Carver ABC-Wed. Team

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  8. Great photos and interesting word. Thanks for the information.

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  9. I wouldn't post them if I thought otherwise, would I? ;0

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  10. It did in mine. Obviously ;0

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