A very short walk indeed – there’s so much more to this neighborhood. I covered stretches of only three streets, Philip Street through Second Street, between Magazine Street and St. Charles Avenue – approximately fifteen blocks total. Yet I managed to lose two hours there daydreaming about architectural detail. Here are some finds:
Peek through a gate at a sculptural fountain.
Have a seat. Mimosa anyone?
I cannot tell you how much I love this house: Center hall, Oak trees, hanging baskets of flowers... a gem.
These were once used to hitch up your horse when visiting. Horses have been replaced with Mercedes in the neighborhood recently.
I love the painted detail on the porch ceiling here (see though the ornamental gate). This house belongs to the fountain I showed you up top. Actually, this may be one of my favorite shots from the morning's walk.
I just think this is a very inviting entrance. I also admire how the house steps back from the street, one, two, three...
This little detail tickled me. Somebody has to trim that thing with some regularity. Cute.
Oak trees line each block. Lovely, except in Spring when fuzzy stinging caterpillars just fall right out of them on your head. Ow!
And home is only a streetcar ride away, down St. Charles Avenue.
It’s not your typical day to day, but the art, artifacts and architecture of my neighborhood cemetery is quite beautiful.
I’m loving the new digital camera the OMOTH (In my case, that stands for the ‘Other Man of the House” – Cheers Millie!) bought me for birthday/anniversary. I’m spoiled by having my own personal DSLR now. Fare thee well, point and shoot. I think the Nikon does a really nice job – please take a look at my Flickr.com slideshow.
Peeking over the Wall