Wednesday, March 18, 2009

permission / permitted?


solo post by T Nikon D40x, 30mm sigma lens click photo to see more detail

when i was home on spring break, mom and i went paris on ponce, a bohemian warehouse filled with a very eclectic mix of stuff. i was shooting in the second room - a little wary of the owner ( you never really know if they mind). i thought about asking him if i could photograph this mannequin when he walked in and said, "you a photographer?" I said "yes...", sort of hesitantly and he said, "great, take all the photos you want. have fun. you can try on hats and we have boas and... have you been here before?" we said, "no" and he proceeded to take us to another room - la maison rouge. here we found what looked like a new orleans style jazz club - they hold private parties here. he left us and said "have fun!" so we did. it was nice not having to worry about getting in trouble for taking pictures. / "house for sale". that's what the sign said, so we figured we could look - we might want to buy it, so we can just take a few photos from the outside can't we? this was the most amazing house i've ever seen. the windows started literally at the floor and went almost to the ceiling. we looked inside to the left on the front porch and saw a room with beautiful, dark wood - possibly a library with a little fireplace with green tile and on the right side of the porch was the room i'm showing you above. both rooms had elaborately painted ceilings. i really wanted to get in that house but of course we knew better. i took a couple photos through the glass and we left. later we read about it online. a 1883 victorian - marked most elegant country home in middle georgia. to the right of the fireplace above was an area that had some weird textured paper on the ceiling - found out that was rare gold-washed grotto paper said to be the largest example remaining in the US. this house had extensive fire damage in 2001 and has been sitting every since. it's so sad.

8 comments:

ELK said...

so glad you had the camera and took the shots ! what a great team you make memories you two!

trupeach said...

wow! these are so lovely and mysterious.

Georgia B. said...

cool photos and great back story!

Woman in a Window said...

Incredibly intriguing photos. I only wish they were HUGE!

Gayle said...

Wow, two very interesting places!

Char said...

OHHHH!!! I wanna come play! beautiful shots. I would go crazy.

kath said...

I usually ask if I can take a photo, most times people say yes. But sometimes they get downright snarly about it ....

Relyn said...

Tell me your Flickr has more of this gorgeousness from these two photo shoots. I have GOT to have more. More, more, more!!!

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