Off 11th street in Midtown Atlanta:
When Jo Ann and I are cruising and see something like this, we both say, "Why can't we live in a place like this?" I mean a place where you can be this colorful. I locked on to Southern Aspirations post about Stuart Florida (see her picture of the "Colorado Hotel" towards the bottom) and realize that I'm searching Atlanta for just such a colorful place.
Some commercial places can do it like Habersham Gardens:
Or the Irwin Street Market:
And there are 3 pink houses in Ansley Park:
But only the older, funky neighborhoods and architecture can dare the colors. Like the MLK district in the Old 4th Ward.
Or this pink one in Cabbage Town within sight of Oakland Cemetary:
The Wigwam condo is a treat
This pink mill house in Scottdale is a favorite:
The black house in Atkins Park isn't a tropical color but it has palms:
You can get away with a yellow house on a few streets in Morningside:
You can paint your trim pink in Virginia Higlands:
There is Pink Mirror Fence in Oakhurst, certainly a license for color:
This blue one in Poncey Highlands even makes dead Kudzu look good:
Even the dark red brick of the Virginia Cotton Docks looks a bit tropical with the overflowing bush thing (Know what it is?).
Oh well, this post is just making me more envious. I have many more of these pictures for another day.
Charlie Rose, Interview with Richard Serra, 2001
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