Don’t you just hate it when architects and engineers mess up on keeping their designs perfectly straight and aligned? Well, this wool-trading community in Lavenham, Suffolk, England is a town-full of crooked and misaligned homes, and nobody’s blaming anybody for it.
The small town is filled with half-timbered, obviously crooked, and brightly painted houses looking as if they are leaning on each other. Locals believe it has a significant role in a nursery rhyme.
It was believed to be the origins of a popular nursery rhyme.
There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile.
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a little-crooked house.
Lavenham is a small medieval town rich in culture and history.
It was founded through prosperous wool trade and was famous for high-quality wool like the blue broadcloth.
At one point during the 15th century, Lavenham was considered to be one of the richest among the British Isles.
The town was able to contribute more taxes than the larger towns of Lincoln and York.
The town’s prosperity was marked by the construction of the wool church of St. Paul and St. Peter on the hilltop.
With the town’s prosperity came the rapid increase of house constructions in the community.
As the houses were hastily built with green timber, the wood eventually dried up.
This caused the timbers to warp, ultimately bending the homes in unexpected angles.
As time passed by, the dried wood started to twist, and the end result is almost an entire town with crooked houses.
The town also eventually went down economically as the wool trade collapsed and most of the families and residents lost their wealth.
Although it’s a bit of a sad history, the town is still a fascinating sight for the visiting tourist.
The Unsolved Mystery Of Poland’s Crooked Forest
Is it gravity, man-made, or work of aliens?
In the small town of Gryfino in Poland, lies one of the world’s unanswered mystery. The eerie and strange woodland earned its nickname due to the curved bases of around 400 pine trees surrounding the forest.
The bizarre area is locally known as Krzywy Las. The trees bend towards the north and form a “C” shape before growing straight up. They grow up to 50 feet in height and are basically healthy apart from their curved bases.
Several theories have come up to explain the mysterious appearance of the crooked trees.
10 Heart-Shaped Natural Formations Around the World
There is, literally, a heart in nature.
Heart-shaped designs, landscapes, and architecture often create the most beautiful sceneries. Heart shapes become even more special when they are part of natural formations.
If you are a fan of the heart shape, you will find these landscapes fascinating. Here are 10 beautiful heart-shaped formations that will make you love nature.
1. Heart-Shaped Mangrove, New Caledonia
9 Mesmerizing Pink Lakes Across The Globe
Colors are the smile of nature. -Leigh Hunt
Bodies of water are usually marked blue in a map but Mother Nature likes to pull tricks on us. Some of them she has turned pink. Awesome, right?
The presence of algae that creates carotenoids like Dunaliella salina is the cause of the change in color in lakes. Oftentimes, it changes the water into red or pink. Take a look at these pink lakes and enjoy their beauty.
1. Lake Hillier, Australia