I love the skyline of my new English Victorian neighborhood.
Interestingly, when we rented our house, we had to agree to use a chimney sweep annually. We have a small fireplace in almost every room, but only the living room fireplace works.
Look at this beauty. I love the detail on the roof too.
The clay part on the chimney is called a 'chimney pot'. Who knew?! According to Wikipedia, ''a chimney pot is placed on top of the chimney to inexpensively extend the length of the chimney, and to improve the chimney's draft. A chimney with more than one pot on it indicates that there is more than one fireplace on different floors sharing the chimney.''
The National Clayware Federation has nearly 500 varieties of chimney pots catalogued, such as "The Lady Broughton," "The Little Bishop" and "The Moulded Roll." Sounds so English!
Seems a chimney makes for a good aerial planter too : )