Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Pigeon Cote

Ever had pigeon for dinner? Apparently, this bird was an item a century or more ago. This old pigeon cote on the grounds of Heritage Village is an historic structure. It was built back when pigeons were raised for food. To see more pigeon cotes, some of which are centuries old, follow this link.

8 comments:

Chris said...

I'd be interested in knowing if anyone eats pigeon today. Very interesting. . . . .

Southern Heart said...

What a pretty outbuilding, and a lovely photo! I've enjoyed browsing your blog...you and I have similar taste in architecture. I look forward to visiting you again soon!

Andrea

Jim said...

Not something I see everyday. Not something I have ever seen. Pretty neat.

smilnsigh said...

Nope, never ate pigeon.

But that's a beautiful photo of a beautiful historic object. So glad it's in a place called Heritage Village.

Mari-Nanci

Kerri said...

I have never heard of pigeons being eaten before. Very interesting! The building looks neat :)

Rambling Round said...

I've never eaten pigeon before either, nor do I want to! I had never heard of raising pigeons for food until I found a bit of history on this. Thanks for visiting.

Web-OJ said...

Many people in India still eat pigeons. It's supposed to be very heaty.

Andrée said...

That's a beautiful structure to keep for birds. I didn't realize they would raise them like they did chickens. Great photo.