Tuesday, November 20, 2012

On The Way Home



I was happy I had my camera in the front seat on Sunday.


As we were heading home in the late afternoon I noticed 


a brightly painted house on North Park Street. I was happy there 


was a car ahead of us, as this allowed me to 'capture' this cute little place.


Everything seemed to work with this house, including the rusted
leaves on the tree in front.


This street has a number of very old 'row houses'  that have
been well looked after.

Oh yes, Ron was driving.



42 comments:

  1. Hi Jim,
    What a wonderful acid-lime coloured house and the leaves do tone in as you say. Funny how colour can lift your mood.
    Ivan

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    1. True Ivan. This house you cannot miss along this usually busy street in Halifax.

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  2. a bit of wild green always brightens up my day!!!

    Charlene and Stormy
    xxx

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    1. It is a truly visual treat Charlene!

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  3. Lime green and russet red, great combination.Jim, what is the contraption on the wall to the side of the door? Is it a gas connection, water meter? light? Lovely series of photos. Cheers from Jean

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    1. Hi Jean, it's an electric meter and since these are usually in the back or along the side of a house, row houses only have accessible fronts for the meter person.

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  4. We need to come up with a "I brake for photo ops" bumper sticker. We could make millions. Lol.

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    1. What a good idea Nancy! You KNOW how often this happens to us photogs!

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  5. You captured it perfectly with that branch with copper leaves that highlight that gorgeous door. A gutsy choice but wow, does it work.

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  6. Beautiful colours! I wonder if the people that live in that home have just as vibrant a personality.

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    1. Good question Martha....I would bet they would be as vibrant!

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  7. Hi Jim. I'm glad to hear Ron was driving.. safety first, right? I love the color of this home! I've always loved bright colors and this one really stands out. It is beautiful up there this time of year. I just love the fall pictures that you and Sophie have been posting.

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    1. This was an exceptional year here Bobbi for colours!
      Oh yes, congratulations on the publishing of your FIRST BOOK!!!

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  8. It's like a Northern "Painted Lady".
    m.

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    1. Excusez-moi! But I know what you mean stranger Mark!!

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  9. That is such a quaint little place. It looks adorable and so vibrant and homey!

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  10. Go back there and leave a note on their door--that meter box just messes everything up! Other than that, though, it's so cute and does remind me of the San Francisco painted ladies I used to take for granted when I lived there.

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    1. Yes, maybe they could have it put just inside the door, if there is a front porch.

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  11. I wouldn't expect it to, but it looks great! Nice capture!

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    1. Thansk Pat! But the car in front made it all possible!!

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  12. Happy looking place. I see the adjoining has enjoyed a 'lift' as well. It's cool that the tree is there. It just makes your pic!

    Yes, I just woke up and don't think I make sense.

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  13. I'm happy to hear that Ron was driving!
    The house is gorgeous, and the bronze tree is its perfect foil.
    It's amazing what you can shoot from the passenger seat of a moving car.

    The brightly colored house reminded me of many colorful houses that I have seen in Newfoundland. People living in the outports used to paint their houses in wild, bright combinations of color to relieve the starkness of the winter landscape.

    One of the big changes I found in going back to Newfoundland after more than thirty years was the disappearance of so many colored houses. Many people are opting for siding on their houses so the color is vanishing for the sake of less upkeep. Not that I blame them for trying to have things a little easier.

    I think I'm remembering correctly that the Newfie government had a program that helped many, many families put siding on their homes. It certainly wasn't the American government!

    Have a good one. I won't worry unless I hear that Sophie is driving!

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    1. I remember those houses in Newfoundland Louise....at least the ones in St.John's. It gives the place a magical feel and vibrancy!

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  14. Hi Bro...it's Mim!

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  15. A moment not to be missed so glad your camera was to hand. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. One of those days the camera was in my hands! Good to see you.

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    1. Thanks Mitch! I'd love to walk around the city some day and just 'focus' on doors and colours.

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  17. I love that house ..... so quirky .... it looks like it has been painted to coordinate with the tree. Gorgeous!

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    1. I would bet an artist of sorts lives there, Annie. It is very well done.

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  18. So nice the owners took a risk, and look how great it turned out.

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    1. Yes, it works very well into its surroundings here along a very old street in Halifax. Let me see....I can see your house out there on the plains in this colour!! You would be see from miles away! Just an idea....

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  19. Whoa!!! Bright is Right!!!
    :D~
    HUGZ

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    1. Indeed!!!
      I'll have to go in the Portuguese/Greek district and show you...
      next summer!!!
      :)~
      HUGZ

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