My name is Ann Williams, and one of my great interests is vernacular architecture – houses and commercial properties with strong local character, built essentially from local materials by local people for local people
A few years ago I had a great idea to write a book on traditional houses in Greece – I did lots of research and submitted a beautifully produced proposal to several agents in London. Some ignored me, some wrote back saying simply “no”, while others were a bit kinder and admired my research and writing, but still said no. Rather than letting this work languish on a disk somewhere, I thought I would give it an airing on a blog.
I’ve added stories from other parts of the world, particularly Hong Kong where I used to live, and India, one of my favourite travel destinations.
And why do I call the blog “Vernacular Vernacular”? I love the word so much, I thought I’d write it twice!
My other passion is painting and drawing, and old buildings feature strongly Here. Check out my work at AnnWilliamsArt.