Friday, May 14, 2010

E.T. IS HOME

A number of people have come to the conclusion that Fort Lauderdale is a pretty strange place. It's true that we have more than our fare-share of "nuts and bolts." But strange? No! We are just like everyone else. We paint our houses in a 'tasteful' manner, wanting to fit in and not offend. Simple, "Middle-America" with a southern accent.

30 comments:

  1. Call me kooky, but I like this. In Florida. In Maine it might look odd.

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  2. Well that is what I call unique and personal.
    Also FUN, if the neighbor is ok with it !:)

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  3. :) Love the dolphin chilling on the air conditioner. The painting looks a bit like a Corona commercial :) All it misses is the sound of waves.

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  4. Hmmm, nice garish colours. As a neighbour, I'd go crazy.

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  5. My neighbors would freak, LOL, but I love it.

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  6. I like how the dolphin is surfing over the a.c. unit. Wahoooo! Btw, I lived in Davie for awhile. I can relate to many of your S. FL observations. : )

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  7. You do find treasures to show us, B Squared. I wonder how much exploring you have to do to turn these up.

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  8. I think I'd prefer it without the old standard flamingos.

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  9. Wow! A mural on a dwelling. This looks so well planned & painted. Such a lot of work for what maybe 10 years?

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  10. Okay if you say so.

    Actually I do like this paint job. MB

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  11. This soul got run out of "Middle America"!

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  12. This would never fly in my neighborhood!

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  13. You know what! Last Sunday I actually photographed a mural on the side of a house in Central Ontario. (I haven't posted it yet.) I wonder if the owners spend the winter in Fort Lauderdale. :)

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  14. All I can say it WOW! They really spent some time on that paint job.

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  15. You may be right but I can't find something like this even if I walk for a week here...
    And kinda like it either: in it's own way it's a Sistine Chapel of sort!

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  16. Actually, for Fort Lauderdale, that is quite sedate. It's well-done, too. I'm assuming it is on or near the beach.

    Re your comment on The Villages: Yes, lot's of BYO's - Bring your own bottle, bring your own woman/man, bring your own dog, golf cart, aches, pains, complaints, and dancing shoes - among other things!

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  17. I think I've found a fellow admirer of suburban American kitsch. Love this.

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  18. That house certainly has a lot of character!

    Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Have a great weekend!

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  19. I don't think most real Southerners consider south Florida to be "Southern." :)

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  20. B2, I"ve been there, lived that and that place is full o' tacky! HA
    V

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  21. Nice paint job. He must be a hero to his neighbors.

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  22. Can you imagine if my person today lived in this house and was seen sitting on the wall reading Fahrenheit 451?

    Jan
    GDP

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  23. I like some of the extra touches too...like the dolphin statue on the air conditioning unit... It makes it all look 3-D.

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  24. I was about to say the same as VP, but now I remember there is one house I definitely have to photograph and I always wondered who those people might be! :-)

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  25. I think they fit in better there than they would here, but we do have our share of weird hippie mountain town stuff here!

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  26. I want one. In SoCal, our wall art leans towards the biblical.

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