Tuesday, August 3, 2010

they don't build houses like this anymore

but this old gem can be found on the north end of main street

27 comments:

Naturedigital said...

Its beautiful. In every detail.
Costas

Birdman said...

An artisan work, that even Mr. BC would admire, I bet.

Malyss said...

What is surprising me is that those beautyfully sculpted columns are made of wood!We have not such things there, all is made of stone.

Sharon Creech said...

Great detail. Wonder if that artisan/builder worked on any other houses in your area. . .?

B SQUARED said...

Looks more like a museum piece. Details!

Cezar and Léia said...

man is able to create wonders using creativity and good will!
Wonderful columns!
hugs
Léia

Sharon said...

You are so right! I love to find these gems.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful gems indeed. such detail. MB

Jacob said...

This is a house? Maybe you will show us the rest of it so we can see it's total splendor.

They don't build many of these in Florida anymore. We looked at a house in The Villages one time that had some nice columns out in front...not ornately carved like these, but still...

Then I went to feel them and it turned out they were made of plywood and the columns were hollow!

Yikes!

Halcyon said...

This is beautiful! It's too bad they don't make them like this anymore. I love those details.

SRQ said...

Lovely indeed! The homeowner in me, though, sighs at the thought of the upkeep of this house, which surely must be old.

Jack said...

Beautiful. I like the focus on the details, and the interaction of curves, straight lines and ornament.

Virginia said...

If it's anything I love it's a good capital! :)

JM said...

So true! Beautiful detail.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

You are so right. Love these details of an earlier area.

Magpie said...

What lovely workmanship! Days gone by...romantic.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

This is a great photograph. You let us see enough to put it in context but are close enough to let us see the detail. They are clearly carved out of wood as they are not quite identical -- and they need to be repainted.

cieldequimper said...

I wish they did though.

I love your angle.

Kate said...

And they don't build columns like that anymore. Forgot all my education; what kind are they?

Irina said...

We do not pay attention to the details anymore. Neither in building decor, nor in relations and time being. Looks like life just runs through the fingers. So quickly.

Bob Crowe said...

Surely you have taken us to Italy. Or is there a wormhole between Rome and Vermont?

Lisergic Synaesthesiae said...

With this post you retract the post-contemporary condition.
Sadly true.

tapirgal said...

Main Streets can be pretty amzing. It looks like this one is, and you captured the design beautifully.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

elegant, strength and such style

VP said...

You are sadly right. I hope the owners keep this in good state.

Amin said...

Beautiful!

Alexander said...

Its beautiful one.

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