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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Exquisite!!!





"I want to lead the Victorian life,
surrounded by exquisite clutter."
Freddie Mercury

Hmmm...I'm not so sure I'd call my clutter exquisite...I guess I'm halfway there!!!

One of my favorite things about Monterey is the preponderance of
Victorian homes scattered throughout the area...
...so charming!!!



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31 comments:

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    1. Jeg er enig Dirk! Jeg ville elske å våkne opp i et rom opp på toppen med en av disse arker

      I agree Dirk!!! I'd love to wake up in a room up at the top with one of those dormers!!!

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  2. A terrific shot of an outstanding residence!

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  3. This house has gone through several incarnations...initially it was a doctor's house...and office!!! The stained glass window above the door says Dr. Hall...the original owner!!! After his family finally sold the house, it became several different types of businesses...the current owners bought it and have restored it to a residence and are continually restoring it.

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  4. Great photo of a truly exquisite house! The detail is beautiful.

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  5. Perfect B&W contribution, love it!

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  6. Hadn't heard that quote. Like it! Super shot to go with it. Snappy looking house. Love those Victorian lines.

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    1. Our version of the charming English cottages you keep showing on your blog!!!

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  7. Lots of paintwork! I agree, it does look exquisite.

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    1. True...definitely an expensive upkeep!!!

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  8. I'm digging those windows, especially that little dormer up high!

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    1. I know! I like having the doc's name above the door!!!

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    1. Doesn't it just beg you to come in for afternoon tea?

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  10. The Victorians there are quite nice! Did you know that there are more surviving Victorians in Alameda than in any other city in California? You would enjoy visiting Ferndale, near Eureka. The entire downtown is made up of Victorian buildings- driving down the main street, you'd think you had steeped back into the 19th century!

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    1. I think I've been in Ferndale...on the way home from Oregon a few years back!!!
      I'll have to check out Alameda some day...of course...it doesn't come with the magnificent ocean of Monterey Bay though!!!

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  11. Wow, all those angles! Takes some serious woodworking skills to build one of these!

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    1. That's for sure!!! And a good painter too!!!

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  12. What a great find! It would actually be just perfect for my weekly meme, Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! I'm posting a new one tonight, I'd be honored if you linked up, at http://iwishiwereaphotographer.blogspot.co.il/

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  13. Wow, that was fast - thanks so much for linking up! Welcome aboard :)

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  14. I agree,- exquisite! What a charming house and wonderful shot!
    :)

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  15. I loved the Victorian Era , not from personal experience :) it seemed such an elegant era. This is a beautiful example Chieftess. I hadn't heard the Freddie Mercury quote before.. love it!

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  16. What a gorgeous home… looks exceptionally so in black and white!

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  18. OMG! I recognized it immediately! Was just there and took a bunch of pics of it... stunning beauty, isn't it? did you stop at the coffee shop/bookstore at the corner?
    lovely in b&w too!

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  19. I love these old places! They take a huge amount of work to keep them this way. Great photo!

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  20. Always liked the craftsmanship of Victorian houses. Beautiful photo.

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