Sunday, April 25, 2010

Full Spectrum in Victorian Flatbush







Ha! I did it!

And adding a note the next day - lifted from comments with a slight addition.

This was the same game as I like to play at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, only with the houses in my neighborhood instead of flowers. The rules were otherwise the same - all pictures have to be taken on the same trip, with a different house for each color (no fair using one of the real painted-lady style ones for 2 or 3).

I found almost all the colors in Ditmas Park. I thought orange was going to be tricky; I had a couple of possibilities, one place with new wood shakes that had a reddish-orange tone, one place where the paint had probably been red when first applied but had faded to close to orange - but of course then I stumbled across the one you see here. I can't believe that house had slipped my mind, it only has to be one of the most-photographed homes in Ditmas Park.

I nearly threw in the towel on purple, had grabbed a couple of cheats involving maroon trim & also a great little mural on the front doors of the local public school, painted by the schoolkids. I was going to just go with one of those, but as I was on my way home, the Mexican bakery on Newkirk turned on the irresistable force field, and thus fortified, I quested on into Midwood, where within a couple of blocks, I spotted a lovely flash of purple through the trees - and wouldn't you know it, there turned out to be 2 purple houses right on the same block. I'm picturing painting decisions involving a dinner party, a little too much wine & a mutual dare!

12 comments:

Baydog said...

with two cats in the yard
life used to be so hard
now everything is easy cause of you

bonnie said...

Had to sing for a second to figure it out, but...perfect!

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will said...

very clever . . . you've inspired me to do the same with wessels of the habah

bonnie said...

Very cool! Can't wait. Can't wait to see what you find for purple!

As I said in the bit I added this morning, I came that close to giving up purple, but perseverence (and a Mexican pastry) paid off.

Orange was another tricky one, but that sure won't be any trouble, I could send you a picture of a big orange boat right now if you wanted!

Can't recall many purple tankers, though. That would be a funny forfeit for tugboat people - if you lose, you have to paint your tug some silly pastel for a year!

pia said...

Oh I love the houses. Thanks :)

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bonnie said...

spam spam spam spam...

Baydog said...

Spam reminds me of pork roll, for which Trenton is famous. Did I ever mention that I love Spam? With cheese on a Poppyseed Kaiser? I'm starving all of a sudden.

WV: eatin. I kid you not.

O Docker said...

Congratulations on capturing this curious chromatic concatenation!

bonnie said...

If you liked that, check out Tugster's!