It stood picturesquely against a timbered background of pines.
Some fine old timbered houses remain in the streets.
Nantwich retains not a few old timbered houses of the 16th and 17th centuries, but the town as a whole is modern in appearance.
The guildhall is a picturesque half-timbered building.
The impenetrable shady forests of the Malay peninsula and eastern Bengal, of the west coast of the Indian peninsula, and of Ceylon, offer a strong contrast to the more loosely-timbered districts of the drier regions of central India and the north-western Himalaya.