This week our assignment is to look up.
Sally says: 'There is a whole world above us that we sometimes miss seeing because we simply forget to look up.'
I love looking at houses, especially ones built before the age of the Rambler, or Ranch house.
Most every city has at least one street lined with beautiful old houses and large trees. Even our tiny town has a street or two like that. One warm sunny day I took a walk and actually remembered to take my camera, snapping photos of the more interesting architectural elements of some of the houses along 6th street and around town. And since Sally asked us to look up, you will only see the top parts of some of the photos.
This beauty is only a couple blocks away from where we live. At one time, as it sat idle, I wanted to turn it into a bed and breakfast. Thankfully someone purchased it and has done a lot of work on it.
This beautiful Italianate home is currently without an owner. The yard is overgrown and I fear this beauty will fall into disrepair. Such a shame.
I just love this turret and the other elements! Who knew roofs could be so fascinating??!! The owner takes loving care of this home.
Isn't this gingerbread trim sweet? I've loved this home since I was a kid.
This low-slung American Craftsman home is gorgeous and well-kept. I decided to show the entire home just because...
Another turret. The home needs some loving care but still keeps it's character.
My favorite house of all, this beauty was owned by an older woman with a bazillion cats. When she passed away the home was gutted and redone from the inside out. Now it has a new owner who takes great care with this beauty.
Another favorite. An elderly woman lives here by herself. She and her late husband are German, and owned a bakery on our town when I was a child. I have fond memories of that bakery, and I loved to hear this couple talk with their German accent. You can see the home needs a bit of love.
Another American Craftsman House. It's a beauty and has stood the test of time. I hope the new owners take good care of it.
You can see I get a little giddy about architecture, and I hope you enjoyed these photos.
Thanks for stopping by!
Be sure to check Sally's blog to see what others saw when they looked up.