Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Intermission

Tucked in among all the historic Craftsman homes (and not far from Ernest Batchelder's first house) is a pristine mid-century modern structure made of sharp concrete angles and huge sheets of glass. In the daylight, you might not notice the home blending with carefree nonchalance into the surrounding landscape. But at night, it looks like a brightly lit proscenium facing the dark street. I always steal a long look when I drive by, hoping to see someone sit down at that grand piano. I go back and forth about what music I think would be played there. (How about this?)

9 comments:

Mister Earl said...

It's amazing what you'll find when looking in windows for trophies! Nice composition! Is there a photography genre based on window shopping in the dark? You may have invented it.

Dixie Jane said...

My telephone hook-up computer won't allow me the full spectrum of what you are offering today, musically. I only get a few notes and then it is gone. Very frustrating. I'm loving the song, "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To." You know me and a good song.

Chorus:

You'd be so nice to come home to
You'd be so nice by the fire
While the breeze on high, sang a lullaby
You'd be all that I could desire

Under stars chilled by the winter
Under an August moon burning above
You'd be so nice
You'd be paradise, to
come home to and love

I'd be looking in the window too.

Virginia said...

Mr. E
It's called voyeurography and it's a whole lot of fun!

L
What a great photo. The light is so warm and golden. I love modern houses like this and I think you picked the perfect tune today.

altadenahiker said...

I know that house, but have never seen it at night. Love this. I'd go for something classically dramatic. Like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxzpy1b1_BY

(Of course, you'd have to find room for the orchestra too.)

Margaret said...

Definitely "You'd be so nice to come home to," and you've found a lovely version of it.

Laurie said...

Altadenahiker, that Grieg concerto is fantastic. Thanks for posting the link! (Maybe the orchestra could set up on the lawn...)

I'm loving the term voyeurography, Virg.

Mister Earl said...

Well yes, Virg, I was going for something like that, but I thought it should be more euphemistic. What's "Window Shopping" in French?

Laurie said...

Thanks everybody! Until tomorrow...

Andrew said...

This is really awesome pictures....take care..

Thank you..
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