Sunday, November 06, 2011

Is the princess up there?

Quebec City, QC, July 2012

Have you ever wanted to live in a house with a tower in it? I have, though I'm not quite sure why. I'm not a long-haired princess - at least I don't think I am - and I have no need to scan the neighborhood at night for potential invaders. Yet the romance of this architectural form persists. And every time I see one, I wonder what it must be like to live there, and whether whoever does live there appreciates its uniqueness.

So until this design flourish comes back into vogue - everything eventually comes back, after all - I'm just going to keep my hopes up. And next time I'm back in this magical town, I'm staying here. Sure, it's an iconic, super-expensive hotel. But sometimes it's worth a bit of a splurge to play the princess game. I wonder what my wife would say.

Your turn: What's going on in this tower?


Cloudia said...

er, don't you mean 'Prince' Carmi!


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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Don't go spending the kids' college money, Rapunzel!

ashok said...

interesting question...

Snaggle Tooth said...

Quick Mario- Get up there n get her out!
Great composition!

There are a few here actually- but most places have a "Widows Walk" on the roof from waiting for the captain to return.

Don't know if I'd want one tho!

Karen S. said...

I think your wife would say, "Yes, let's save for this special place just for us, of course!" You just have to make those moments happen! Just do it! Remember it's the (little things) our mortar in life that keeps things tight....and together....and sharing those precious moments together in magical places letting your imaginations run wild...oh yes...what better way to live....

colleen said...

I see her too. A long haired Rapunzel.