Tuesday, 12 July 2011

on the doorstep

I like these photos of people on their doorsteps.  I wonder if this lady is the maid.  The curtains (fabric visible below the blinds) look to be a design similar to the patterns of William Morris, mind you if they allow the plants to keep growing, then they won't be in need of the blinds.  And of course this house should be easy to find with such an ornate gate and the detail in the brickwork between the upper windows.
Location and identity unknown.

6 comments:

  1. I always assume that a house like this has got to be in the U.K.. Do you think that's a fair assessment? I can't imagine ever seeing a house like this in the U.S. or in Germany or France or most other places.

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  2. Christine, yes it is definitely somewhere in the UK. I agree, I don't think terrace houses like this are seen anywhere else, not that I can think of.

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  3. I love the colour of some old postcards like this. The wrought-iron railings are really nice, but you hardly ever see them any more, most were scrapped for the war effort, but ended up being dumped in the North Sea. Curious that one step is higher than the other, though it doesn't look like a hill.

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  4. Lisa, the plant growing is sometimes called a creeper. I heard that from someone before. ;-)

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  5. Howard, I hadn't noticed about the steps! I like the railings too, I'd read about them being scrapped for the war effort but I didn't know they used to get dumped instead.

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