Wednesday, August 01, 2007
House-A-Day: Moor is More
Are those supposed to be Moorish arches? Something like that. I'm not sure what it is, but I approve.
Though New Orleans is better known for its ornate colonial townhouses and stately Greek Revival mansions,* it also has an abundance of humbler, charmingly idiosyncratic gems I'll call Grab-Bag Eclectic—quirky flights-of-fancy drawing inspiration from far afield: Spanish haciendas, Hansel and Gretel cottages, Chinese pagodas—scattered throughout obscure corners of the city.
The temporary power pole, plastic-sheeted windows, and tell-tale absence of walls reveal that this particular oddity remains uninhabited.
* WARNING: I barely know what I'm talking about here.