Wednesday, August 01, 2007

House-A-Day: Moor is More

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.

4 comments:

  1. I love the House a Day feature!
    The homes give a really nice peek into what makes NO such a unique place. That along with the reports on music,the amazing food, folks's determination to get back on track, which is very inspiring, and the unbelievable "friendliness" though some would see that at "nosiness." As a northern-bred WASP, I am trying (it's a big haul, decades-long) to be more open and friendly-like!

    Your house is very lovely.

    Thanks.

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  2. Very cool! I really like the house pics, keep it up! Much more interesting architecture than where I live now (FL)

    Hell, who knows, if you just keep taking house pics, you could end up putting it together into a book of some sort - a lot of people still think the whole area is in ruins.

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  3. joshua12:30 AM

    i Laughed Out Loud at yer footnote. i did!

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