Thursday, October 15, 2009

Face Time

I've mentioned this phenomenon before, but I just have to point out another example. Come on, dear readers ... tell me I'm not the only one who thinks this house looks like a face? A very surprised, possibly aghast face?

Or maybe I just love to anthropomorphize things.

25 comments:

Judy Williams said...

That's so funny because I don't see a face when I first look at it. I think it's the extra windows on either side of the door that take that feeling away for me. But isn't it quaint? What style is that? Spanish usually doesn't have dormers does it? So quaint. I feel like there is some terrific food going on in that kitchen behind that stucco facade.

Kate said...

Well - I totally see a face. What a cool photo. The house is definitely shouting about something!!

Mister Earl said...

I don't really see a face, but I think it would be more of a face if it were upside down. The gables would then be teeth.

It's a very cool photo because of the colors, how the grass looks washed out because of the sunlight.

Oleg K. said...

Maybe it is a face, but only if cheeks are windows to the soul.

pasadenaadjacent said...

That is the oddest stucco job. Looks like a disease. Poor sick house

dbdubya said...

It's actually two faces. It's a cat sitting on top of a Golden Retriever's head.

Gruvkitty said...

Yep, it's very surprised that it's naked, without any landscaping! Poor embarrassed house!

Trish said...

this stucco job was a feature many years ago. I dislike it as well, but for some, it is the rage.

I keep thinking I'm a dentist while I look at this---and the front door is part of the mouth and I'm looking at a light colored uvula and the pitch is the nose I'm looking up...'

but the first thing I thought was...good Lord, plant something!

Cafe Pasadena said...

A work in progress. I hope.

Yakpate said...

A minimalist artist lives in this house, one who can't bear to conceal the wrought-iron window treatments with ordinary shrubbery.

If I lived there I would plant low-lying succulents in a rock garden below those windows. Wouldn't impress passers-by, but every time I entered or left the house I would look down and smile.

TheChieftess said...

Call me crazy...but I see a bread crumb trail for Hansel and Gretel...go figure!!! They've been gone for so long the grass has died...I think I need that cup of coffee Judy always talks about!!!

Yakpate said...

Chieftess: Hmmmm, Hansel and Gretel? Well, now we can answer Judy's question about what's cookin' in that house!

Margaret said...

It has a toothache. That's why it's aghast.

Shanna said...

I see a jack-o-lantern.

Brenda's Arizona said...

I want it so I can plant flowers and bushes and give up character so it can be a happy face!

Kaori said...

Well now that you mention it, it looks like nothing but a face :)

Ken Mac said...

doesnt' look like a face to me, but i Like this small, unassuming house. So tiny

Petrea said...

Eyes closed, long lashes, and mouth wide open with one big, buck tooth.

Virginia said...

Yep, it took me a minute but I got it too. BRilliant.
V

altadenahiker said...

Ken is so sweet. But I'm afraid the house has two beady, shocked eyes, and a mouth that's saying "OOOO!"

Yakpate said...

OK, thanks to Altadenahiker I get it now... that little point on the roof line is the nose, right?

Dixie Jane said...

Beady eyes and snooty nose. I finally see it exclaiming, "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO." And I am one who sees faces in nearly everything, especially shadows of inanimate objects. Is it a he or a she?

Laurie said...

Ah, my little pareidoliasts, isn't it fun to find the face? Props to everyone who saw the beady eyes, roofline nose and screaming mouth. (I think it's more like "AGHHHHHHH" instead of "OOOOOOH," but I'm sure when the authorities haul all of us away for mental observation, we'll have plenty of time to argue about it in the rec room of our sanitarium...

I adore all of you, my silly ones. Until tomorrow. (I'm still not quite in the mood to be serious, as you'll see by the next post.) Ciao for now.

Laurie said...

Oh, and Oleg, you cracked me up.

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