Saturday, March 31, 2012

Prospect Ave.

Two red brick Victorian houses on Prospect Avenue remind me of the Mark Twain House.

There is something dark and dour -- almost sinister -- about these houses, don't you think?

26 comments:

Malyss said...

I agree. I guess some witches would like to live here...

Halcyon said...

I think if the trim was painted a lighter color, they wouldn't seem so foreboding. But I would still love a place like this!

Kate said...

I think that they just look like residences from another era. Reminds me of many houses on our own historical Summit Avenue in St. Paul. I wouldn't mind prowling around these buildings for a year or two!

brattcat said...

i see what you mean...re: the twain house and the sense of darkness. wonder what it is about these that gives that impression.

Luis Gomez said...

I like this. It is very nice Jack!

SRQ said...

Nice looking houses, but, yes...they do have a creepy element to them. I wouldn't want to be a kid trick-or-treating there!

Birdman said...

For sure and it daylight. Up the ante when the sun goes down.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This looks like the setting for any story that begins with the words "It was a dark and stormy night . . . "

joo said...

They are gorgeous, Jack!

Cezar and Léia said...

This place reminds me some movie scenery!
Léia

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i think they look like they are part of a fairy tale story. you could write a short story about them also. very interesting find.

Sylvia K said...

Oooh! Yes! Dark and sinister indeed! Perfect setting for writing a mystery -- if you were brave enough to spend a night there!! Wonderful capture, Jack! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

RedPat said...

A bit of sunshine and a few flowers and they would be friendly! They are beautiful homes.

Regina K said...

Maybe it is the many bare trees. I like these old homes, they look like a great place to explore.

jennyfreckles said...

They're very complicated-looking houses somehow. Not sure if like them or not, though they look historic. Maybe a different colour paint job is needed. Nice to see though.

cieldequimper said...

Well... I was going to say something like Hitchcock...

Lowell said...

Yes, this photo would make a great cover for a novel about Halloween or witches. Just imagine them on a dark night in the midst of storm racked by thunder and lightning!

Sharon said...

They do have a sort of sinister look now that you mention it. I wonder if the bare trees are contributing to that feeling.

Michelle said...

They do look a bit sinister...but I think that is why I like them so much.

Randy said...

Beautiful homes.

Bob Crowe said...

I dunno. My impression was that they could be professors' houses on the campus of some old New England university.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think it's definitely the trees that make it look a little scary ..and maybe the style and colour. I do like the 'panoramic' effect on this image Jack.

VP said...

Beautiful houses from another era, I like the wide view,perfect for the case. You probably know that the Russian for 'avenue' is prospekt,which would make this quite funny to them...

Gunn said...

Looks a bit scary.... something have happened here in the old days!?

JM said...

Fantastic! This looks like a movie set, exactly because there is something almost sinister here. Love this photo!

EG CameraGirl said...

These look like houses out of a fairytale book.