Friday, February 17, 2006

Rawson Road

Did Farnell Road in last year's walkies, of course, and I'd swear on a stack of pornos it had heaps of lovely white fifties houses with smart blue trim. But it ain't necessarily so. There were two and only one had smart blue trim. Such is life and I found a few places elsewhere.

Stuck on a mudbank
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This isn't a fifties house. You may've guessed. It's some bloke stuck on a mudbank at low tide this morning. It's pretty shallow off the Blackwall foreshore.

Bowden Road foreshore side
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Dear Old Thing's house on Blackwall foreshore. Ducks were lurking so I'm thinking she was about to feed them. Bet the neighbours love all the quacking and duckshit with their breakfast.

Bowden Road
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Same house, from a dry spot near the storm drain. Shame about those fugly vents but the veranda posts are pleasant.

Burge Road
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Looking at the three letterboxes, this place must've ben three units at one time. There's a cabin out the back still. A rectangular seventies structure that may once've been a boatshed.

Farnell Road
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Here it is, the one with smart blue trim. Quite nice.

Farnell Road side
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Same house, different angle. Looks like a different house but it's the same one.

Farnell Road II
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This place might look nice without the veranda enclosure.

Rawson Road
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That's the front door there on the corner.

Rawson Road
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Same house, different angle. I'm not loving the proportions of this one. The veranda is too narrow and this sticking-out part too wide for my taste. Nice colour though. No idea if it's a fifties colour scheme.

Rawson Road.
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The other half of this place was obscured by the bushes. In the biggest version you can see an older roofline behind the right side of the house but I think that was the old garage.

It was a sunny morning today but cool. Only two more weeks till autumn and blissful cool mornings become the norm once more. I can hear number seven's washing machine thumping as I type. He's crammed all his grotty sheets in it to get them on the line before the storm. Lovely storm yesterday and crisp icecreamy cumulus are building up again for another one this afternoon. Excellent.

2 comments:

writer said...

Love the houses. I have a fifties one and I am looking for canvas awnings in a sympathetic colour scheme but all I can find are dreadful heritage colour ones that are ugly and gaudy that they use for new houses in imitation period styles. I'm thinking I might have to steal an original fifties set off some old dear's house. Perhaps a nice simple thin white vertical stripe through yellow with scalloped edges and trimmed in white.

Spike said...

Ta.

LOL. Will keep an eye out for burglarly reports in which only original fifties fittings have been nicked.

Got a photo of your place to flash us?