Friday, February 03, 2006

Lattice


My office is situated on the very edge of a stately neighborhood of old houses. Some have been restored to their former, glorious beauty. Others, on the other hand, wear their faded beauty in plain view of all passers-by who are just a bit curious.

When I'm feeling the need for some architectural inspiration, I like to take a stroll through the nearby streets to drink in what was, what is, and what might be.

Something tells me the diamonds in the rough are infinitely more fun to photograph.

16 comments:

Chatty said...

this is a good reason why our lattice is plastic. LOL We just get mold in the wet months and then blast with our power washer!

Michele sent me!

Lisa said...

That fence has a lot of great character! Here from Michele's for this visit! :-)

kenju said...

I love the lattice and peeling paint, Carmi. It looks sort of like I feel lately: shabby chic!

jude said...

we used to live in the historic distric on second floor of an old victorian. It was lot's of fun to see and learn about the little details of the old houses.

WendyWings said...

I live in one of those big old semi restored Victorians, that lattice looks like our verandah posts paintwise :)

Killired said...

you take really good pix! great detail!!!!!

Minerva said...

What a beautiful fence...Well caught..

Minerva

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I'm captivated by the pretty neon lights. That's typical of me though.

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

'diamonds in the rough' made me laugh. I love this photo, and the neon one above, and the juxtaposition of the two.

Plumkrazzee said...

I love old architecture. (This drives my dad, who is a partner at his architectural firm crazy!) I have several old windows on display around my house, and am always digging around for odds and ends i can find a use for...I prefer it so much more than the shiney and new! Michele sent me today.

colleen said...

Lattice within lattice. I love this shot!

Karen said...

I agree. I'd much rather see photos of older buildings or parts of them. Wow, you are a multi-talented guy!

Michele sent me!

Paul Sveda said...

Those kind of "texture" shots make for great black & whites. Good to see you expanding your creative horizons beyond the mighty pen. Michele say ello.

cheers

P.

Shelli said...

I love this one, too. To me, it screams that it is beautiful and needs a little attention to shine. Kind of like me, I think.

Lucy Jane said...

Hi, Michele sent me! Cool fence

Sweetie said...

How lucky you are to work amongst such gems! Older homes have so much character.

I love the close-up of the worn lattice. Beauty can most definitely be found in things that aren't quite perfect -- it's what makes them cool.