16 thoughts on “wordless wednesday

        1. Oh, yes! Me too. Love them. I lived in one in Oxford in the 80’s and wrote about it with all kinds of nostalgic fondness. The neighbourhood that these houses create via the people who choose them, is, well, priceless.

  1. I love seeing variations on the theme of row houses with flat roofs since (as you know) I live on one.

    1. Ah, yes. Well, Alice Zorn, please meet Allison Howard… flat roofers at opposite ends of the country. Allison, is your new site up yet? (Allison is particularly interested in the flat roof architecture of Penticton.)

      1. Pleased to meet you, Allison. If you write about flat roof architecture, I’ll be interested to see your site.
        I should add that I don’t live “on” the flat roof of a row house but “on” a street of flat-roofed row houses in Montreal.

  2. Oooh, I love this – I thought I was in Europe for a minute there, the colours are fun and there’s a real no-nonsense feel to this humble way of living. The stories those walls could tell! I bet much of life was observed from those verandas. But, it’s also annoying that the city/power source(?), acts with no compunction about having all those wires sloppily overhead (a pet peeve of mine!)

    1. Funny you mention the overhead wires. I kind of like that messy element. But, yeah, life in this ‘hood has I’ll bet been colourful. And continues to be.

  3. The long train of homes held together by the “netted sky”! Or rather, of course, that connects all intel and out-tel on that street, all entertainment and chat, oh what a wonderful shot and how thought provoking! So much the same, yet each home so different; how one would love to peer down through the ceilings and follow first one and then the next, so many tales to tell, far more interesting I am sure than the ones that come in “by the wire”. Wonderful shot.

    1. Oh, I’m loving this focus on the wires. So interesting to see what others see. I’m always fascinated by the porches when I go through this neighbourhood, the colours, what’s on them, what they’re used for. Next time I’ll look up at the ‘netted sky’! Oh, and about following one house to the next, apparently you can/could through a joint crawl space/attic. So the scuttlebut goes/went. Could also be urban myth.

  4. Interesting how the visuals of the power lines are interpreted from the outside. I live in an older neighbourhood where we have power lines above ground–which is not the case elsewhere in Montreal–and I have had to make a conscious decision not to mind the eight quite fat lines that slice and box my view of the sky.

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