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!