Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Age Appropriate...

Francis Bacon once said: "Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."

(And old houses are best to photograph.)

19 comments:

Dixie Jane said...

Can we call this a, "Gingerbread House"? Adorable.

dbdubya said...

Someone needs to organize a work party to throw a fresh coat of paint on this old girl.

Margaret said...

old cartons in the refrigerator best to avoid?

altadenahiker said...

Old money to spend.

In b/w, this house looks a little sinister to me.

Judy Williams said...

The smells of homemade pies and biscuits are wafting out of the windows. Maybe a sweet lady in a cotton print dress is standing just behind the door, about to walk outside and say hello to the neighbor across the street. Aaaaah. This is divine.

Jean Spitzer said...

What seems a little odd about this house is how covered all the windows are.

-K- said...

I don't think I've ever seen a window built into a corner of a house before. But then again, my memory's getting as old as the rest of me.

Wayne said...

It looks like it's sitting on a brick foundation. If it is I'm surprised it's still upright after all these years.

TheChieftess said...

Yes...interesting windows on an angle...love the trim and the second story windows too...

Double "D" said...

This house has tales to tell.
The front is freshly painted and looks pristine.
From the front corner to the back of the
house is unpainted and part of it looks burned
out. Maybe that's what you meant about old
wood is best to burn. Great photo Laurie.
A picture says a thousand words, however this one
leaves a thousand questions.

pasadenaadjacent said...

When i look at this house I start to anticipate a visit from Nathaneal West. It's creepy (please tell me you don't know the owner). They show up when I say something negative.
Come visit and watch my sly and provocative performance piece at Hahamongna.

San Diego Farmgirl said...

Looks like the kind of funky old houses near colleges that slum lords turn into apartments. I bet there's four separate apartments in there, each charging $1,000/month. It's a shame California isn't big on basements, you're leaving money on the table in a college town.

Ken Mac said...

hear hear!

PJ said...

It looks like South Pas has great light, your photos have a kind of surreal clarity. This has been one of the nicest stops I've made today.

altadenahiker said...

Please note, that said after PJ stopped at my place. Albert won't be giving her a backrub, I can tell you that.

Re house: I still say I see dead people.

PJ said...

Laurie doesn't blog about naughty parts, she's a serious blogger.
Albert, I'll make it worth your while.

Laurie said...

Hey everybody!

Thanks for stopping by today and leaving such lovely comments. I don't necessarily feel a spooky vibe here, but definitely a haunted one! It's like this place has so many stories to tell, it's literally bursting the foundation. I stop and look everytime I drive by, and I'm always taken by that corner window.

I agree with DB about getting together a paint drive.

Margaret and Altadenahiker, you cracked me up.

DoubleD, I thought for SURE you'd mention apple pie with THIS one!!!

Farmgirl, I dated a guy in college who lived in a place similar to this!

PA -- performance piece? Details? I'll run over to your blog to see if you elaborate...

You're all wonderful, and I so dearly appreciate the conversation here. Until tomorrow...

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Anonymous said...

This photo was taken at a spot, that lets the viewers see its different shapes,shadows,and charecteristics. It can be spooky in the dark areas. But, sunshine gives this old home a bit of glamour. And, can you just imagine, this home has been part of so many lives. What about all Holidays celebrated, too.
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