Monday, May 17, 2010

painted ladies

There is an astonishing number of Victorian houses, especially in East and West Oakland, that continue to exist---if not thrive.  Here are two in East Oakland on the corner of 15th Avenue and Foothill that obviously show the care and love of their owners.  They are so cheerful that I had to stop and take a snap.

FYI:  I'm on a 3-week trip and my wi-fi isn't cooperating much with either posting or leaving comments.  Sorry.

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I'd settle for an apartment on one of those.

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  2. I love it when you feature these beautiful homes in Oakland. Keep them coming.

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  3. It's always a good feeling to see old houses taken care of so well.

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  4. Indeed these are cheerful! No doubt they brighten the entire neighborhood.

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  5. Absolutely lovely houses!

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  6. I love this style architecture, and there is little better when they are well cared for, as these obviously are. The only downside to ownership is the cost of upkeep ... I would imagine the intricate woodwork and color schemes are quite expensive when it comes time to re-paint.

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  7. Apartment, heck! I want the whole thing!! These are wonderful houses. A three-week vacation?! Sounds terrific; have a great time.

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