December 1, 2012

Mango fruit with leaves

one of our neighbors CITY DAILY PHOTO THEME DAY: MY STREET • This used to be quite a lovely clapboard house when I was younger. Then the original owners immigrated to the U.S. and the couple who bought it went into politics. That meant bodyguards and more rooms to accommodate them, so they built over the garage, and this was the result. The family has since moved to a more upscale, gated neighborhood where, last time I saw it, their new fortress is painted these same colors.

17 comments:

LONDONLULU said...

It's a shame, but you can see the structure was once lovely. Enjoyed your choice for theme day! (And seeing this corner of the world.)

Kate said...

They are bright, cheerful colours.

Peter said...

Thanks for your comments, an interesting story, sounds a bit scary.

Jim said...

Great post.

VP said...

What a sad story, at least for the house and the neighborhood...

Dina said...

And the sad part is that even with increased security measures, it is still easy enough to destroy a house or its inhabitants.

Birdman said...

Politics ruins everything, including fine garage. hahahaha

william braquemard said...

Birdman beat me to it! Nice shot.

Inverness Daily Photo said...

Where is the mango fruit? - my street is here.

Tanya said...

haha at what birdman said...i think he is correct!

Rob Mandy said...

Build your own ghetto...

Robert Geiss said...

What a history. Nice title indeed :) Please have a good new month ahead.

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Buck said...

I always learn something when I visit your blog. You are amazing!

raf said...

As Kate said, lovely cheerful colors.

eastofsgv said...

It now looks so closed and the colors are interesting...

Halcyon said...

It's funny how the things we admire in childhood don't look as good when we're adults. I like the bright yellow of this house... but that is about all! :)

Red Nomad OZ said...

It must be their favourite colour ... me, I prefer my mango in a smoothie!!