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Monday, November 2, 2009

A lace cap for a long winter's night?

Gingerbread Trim on a Victorian House on Bond Street, Astoria, Oregon Since I happened to be in the neighborhood, I wanted to catch this fanciful scrollwork on the eaves of a house at 6th Street and Bond. It's too bad that the day wasn't brighter for a more glowing photo, but we're into the season now and there will be many, many cloudy and rainy days before we see much sun again.

The scrollwork is in a similar style to that on the steeple of St. Mary Star of the Sea, visible in this post from last May. I wonder if it was a local style or if it was done by one person. I've seen it on at least one or two more buildings, so it could possibly turn up on this blog someday :)

6 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

You have found a perfect title for this post. The detail of this house ornament has a hypnotic symmetry and the color a... chocolate flavor!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Hello !! This is so beautiful !! Lovely ..

cieldequimper said...

Ah this is lovely. I'm not sure where this style originates but it certainly looks like the old Baltic seaside resorts in what was Eastern Germany. The details are so intricate, it makes the houses so pretty. Are there ever icicles hanging from them in Astoria?

Jacob said...

Very nice, Tapirgal. Lace with grace! I like the house color, too.

And not to worry about the sunless days...if it had been sunny your photo would probably have blown out the highlights and muddied the blacks - here you have nice even tones...

Gray days can be wonderful for photography!

You may need some Cedar Key colors up there, that's all!

Have a nice week!

Don and Krise said...

Very nice. I can't say that I have ever seen this particular type of gingerbread. All I can say is I wouldn't want to be the one to have to paint it.

Lee Spangler said...

Wonderful filigree, appealing to the eye but a bitch to paint!

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