Wherever I go, I love to wander around a new neighbourhood and look at the range of architecture. Looking at residences rather than public buildings is more fun to me. I can more easily imagine myself living in a Georgian terrace, a Victorian mansion, or a 1930's semi-detached. Here are the buildings that caught my eye on a rather blustery walk around a residential area in Swansea, here in South Wales.
These Victorian mansions have been left to crumble, as the right price for a sale hasn't been reached. It's so sad to see buildings like these wither away, they would have been glorious. The average house price on this street is £617,000 according to Zoopla.
Here are some other Victorian buildings in the neighbourhood, that are thankfully being looked after.
I think this one is a care home, so my fantasy of someone living in the tower probably isn't true.
This would have been an old coach house attached to one of the grand houses.
This one is currently up for sale with John Francis, five bedrooms, around £650,000.
There's also a little 1930's estate.
And a few homes that I can't quite date - the first two maybe Georgian?
And then some more Victorian terraces nearby.
There you go, a virtual tour for you!