I never tired of taking pictures of Bridge Cottage throughout the changing seasons of the calendar, which was the home of our good friends and neighbors next door to us in Bridge Street Hamlet.
It was now summer of 1997, and life in Bridge Street Hamlet was becoming a very comfortable and pleasant routine after having lived there for a year and a half.
All the details of thatch work appeals to my artistic sensibilities, and I love to see the minute details and stylish flare that is involved in thatched roof cottages.
I often like to let my mind wander to recall years long past, of a different time and place, when Bridge Cottage was first constructed – about 500 years ago!
Imagine the life, lifestyle and lives of the people of Suffolk County 500 years ago…and the generations that followed them in and around Bridge Street Hamlet!
Although many aspects of life in the era when Bridge Cottage was first constructed are gladly left buried in the past where they belong, the people had an organic sense of form, function, style and craftsmanship that would simply amaze us today!