Monday, October 23, 2006

Day 176
Another day, another house. The front bit of this building is a carport with two separate doors and a double front gate leading through to a courtyard and then the front door, behind. I would miss being able to see out on to the street if I lived here. 6 km cycle


Wchoo said...

Alison, you are very talented. I like your paintings. Please keep up your good work. I'm looking forward to see next one. :)

Julie Oakley said...

I agree about the architecture, I really don't lke this house - I can't bear houses that are dominated by accommodation for a car. It'll be interesting to see the whole Yarralummla range of architecture.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

An interesting picture and how awful to live like that. The strangeness of people constamtly amazes me.

Canberra must have nice clean air today with the absence of 'you know who' who is probably trying to avoid drinking kava and looking a couple of Pacific Islanders in the eye this week at the South Pacific Forum!

Caroline said...

Good morning from Long Island, Alison. YOu left a nice note on my blog last week, and I was too busy to even breath. Now I had a chance to look at your work.

I love the idea of a walk and a drawing. I went to Australia (the east coast) in 2000, and found the domestic architecture really interesting. So many different influences.

You have a really observant eye. I love the one with the birds on the ground.

The rendering of the memorial to the drowned refugees is so grim and frightening. I've heard it said that the value of lives is measured by skin color and income. Had those people been white, upper-class, home-owning people, there would have been an outcry.

We are facing the same thing here with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

How great that someone made the sculpture and that you recorded it in your blog. May they rest in peace.

Jana Bouc said...

I'm really enjoying seeing your local architecture. It seems like you live in an area of very nice homes (or you make them look very nice, anyway). I like the colors in this one.