Owen recently posted a photo of his dwelling at 524 Blogland Lane and gave the link to learn more about this new community that is growing organically in the blogosphere. I was excited. I love imaginary places and lived in them for most of my childhood, as many of us did. But Blogland Lane is going to be better than an imaginary place, because bloggers will inhabit and nourish it.
To become a part of the community you can learn all the details here. And there are follow-up posts here and the latest here showing the Blogland Lane logo displayed above that has just been developed by one of the residents.
So, folks below is a photo of my humble abode at 543 Blogland Lane (I hope the house number 543 hasn't already been taken, and I wish kj luck in keeping all the addresses in order!). It's a wonderful house and I'm going to enjoy having you visit. The welcome mat is officially out.
[Actually, in finding this photo I have stumbled upon a most amazing true-life community of kindred spirits in Finland, where this lovely Soderkulla Manor is found. It is in Sibbo (fi Sipoo), Finland, and introduced at the website of one of its residents as:
...a medium sized community at the south coast of Finland close to Helsinki
Despite the short distance to the capital the nature is still rather unspoilt and there are vast areas of forests and small lakes mixed with agricultural countryside.
Sibbo lies on the famous King’s Road, one of the oldest trade routes in Europe running all the way from Bergen in Norway, through Sweden and Finland to St Petersburg in Russia.....
Sibbo-Sipoo is a bilingual community with about 55/45 Finnish and Swedish speaking population. Both languages are understood and spoken by the majority of the inhabitants.
There is even have a Monument of Friendship (see photo) that symbolizes the friendship and cooperation between communes in four towns: in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.
Without house-hunting for my place in Blogland Lane I'd never have known about Sibbo-Sippo, a place I'd love to actually visit one day.]