Photographer's Note

Thanks to JP (fayeulle), I have looked up the pictures that I took in the north of France. This is a typical flemish house (farm or workers house) in wood/claywork (don't know the real translation; french = colombage; dutch = vakwerk). This architecture was very common all along the northsea coast, but has only survived in a few places in the south of West-Flanders and the North of France. Where I live, the structure of this kind of houses is the same but the houses are completely made in bricks (none of these as in the picture survived). I was happily surprised to find this exceptional example in the center of the village.
Off course this kind of "fachwerk" exist(ed)s in other places, but there are significant differences in construction method with what can be found elsewhere in France or Belgium or Germany.

avigur_11, fayeulle, jjcordier, Elaine_Blath, jhm, nwoehnl, ChrisJ, arth has marked this note useful

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