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The Captain's House

Eccentric home, originally built for a retired sea captain, the latest owner does not like photographers and will chase you off if he sees you! Almuñéca, Costa del Sol.

comments (19)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 26 Oct 2010, 01:03
Good photo good angle
John Prior: Many thanks Vintage.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 26 Oct 2010, 06:03
Impressive boat... not sure if it is a real one :-0
John Prior: Thanks Sidney, no not a real boat.
  • grapf
  • Germany
  • 26 Oct 2010, 06:51
a really fascinating castle to look at. But with such a bad humoured owner it loses much of its value. What a pity!
John Prior: Thanks Grapf, but I suppose it adds character.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Oct 2010, 07:01
I like the angle John: is this a real craft??
John Prior: Thanks Chris, no just rendered concrete on a street of more ordinary homes.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 26 Oct 2010, 07:51
Well he doesn't lack for living space and if he doesn't like photographers he should sell up smile
John Prior: Thanks Zed.
Interesting view point! It makes the house look longer and bigger! Ha ha!

Distance that far will take the owner a while to get you. No worries! wink
John Prior: Thanks. Yes 14mm the ideal estate agents lens smile
Amazing! Such a boat near the road is crazy! Nice picture!
Have a nice day.
John Prior: Thanks Dom, although it's concrete, it does rather have the after a tsunami look smile
Surely he realised people would want to photogrph it.
John Prior: Thanks Brian, I think some of the hotel guides point it out so he sometimes gets a whole group of touristssmile
This is a very striking photograph.
John Prior: Thanks Chadsmile
A really good capture and fascinating to see, It looks dearly loved smile
John Prior: Thanks Linda, quite a lot of effort has been put into all the props, even old diesel engines and an anchor.
Fascinating house, and very well done.

There uses to be a house in Cliftonville (Kent) built to resemble a boat, but nothing like as realistic as this.
John Prior: Thank you Sheila, wonderfully eccentric with lots of attention to detail.
love the perspective. nice wide shot.
John Prior: Thanks for visit and comment smile
How extraordinary! Wonderfully captured to really emphasise the scale, and the light and colour is gorgeous. (:o)
John Prior: Thank you Rosalyn
I suppose you can see his point of view but I'm glad you took a picture of it!
John Prior: Many thanks Bill smile
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 26 Oct 2010, 21:51
did you get chased off? smile they really went all out for this home. cool.
John Prior: Thanks Otto, I was more worried about being run over by the passing traffic smile
wonderful capture John
John Prior: Thanks Derek.
  • pete
  • Australia
  • 28 Oct 2010, 23:31
now that's what i call a big house, nice image...
John Prior: Thanks for visit and comment.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 30 Oct 2010, 00:47
Nice shot John great DOF and it is also a nice boat....even it it is not a boat.....cheers...petergrin
John Prior: Thanks Peter smile
  • david
  • United States
  • 2 Nov 2010, 21:06
that's quite impressively odd!
John Prior: Thanks David, yes someone had gone to a lot of trouble dressing it with props.

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