Monday, 11 October 2010

Sympathetic and otherwise

Terraces tumble down every street in higgledy-piddledy Paddington. They splay out of alleyways, jostle for corner dominance and generally adorn the landscape.

Every so often, a renovator does something different.

14 comments:

J Bar said...

I still prefer the traditional lacework.

Rinkly Rimes said...

In 1988 I wrote a musical called 'Paddington Lace'. It's still languishing in a drawer!

Leif Hagen said...

I love the Fancy Nancy balconies! Nice to catch up on your blog today!

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the lacy ones. And I'm curious about that musical Brenda wrote in 1988.

Kay, Alberta

Ann said...

PS: for when you get a bit of time - my trip report, some photos and links to slideshows are now up on my travel blog.

Ann said...

Interesting, my first comment doesn't seem to have posted.

Really like the strong colours and geometry of the first one (from a photography point of view) but architecturally prefer the lacework.

How did you manage in Europe?

Re the wooden ships, I am signed up for the Foto Riesel Photo Challenge on Saturday. No real idea what it involves or where it will take us. This means that Sunday is laundry day, so won't get to the wooden boats.

brattcat said...

I wonder what stories you could spin, Julie, to be acted out on these various balconies.

Julie said...

Now THAT is an idea, BC!! Would definitely not be star-crossed lovers and vials.

Julie said...

Now THAT is an idea, BC!! Would definitely not be star-crossed lovers and vials.

Bruce Caspersonn said...

Julie, it's sooo good to have you back where you belong. Viva Paddington!

Joan Elizabeth said...

The modern sticks out like a soar thumb. I like modern terraces but not when the neighbours are otherwise.

Francisca said...

You may not want to write about star-crossed lovers, but to me these intricate ironwork terraces are screaming romance! I would probably choose the plainer lines of the modern, but jeez louise, they are pretty.

Bergson said...

des //// et \\\\ très beaux
mais n'oublions pas les ||| splendides

Julie said...

Quelle manière splendide de la dire, Bergson. Vous aimez le vieux et le nouveau.