Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Shell castles

A decorative front yard in the Point Loma area. There was also a statue of the Virgin Mary surrounded by shells, but that photo didn't come out so well. I felt like any minute the occupants were going to come out of their house and tell me to get lost.

9 Comments:

Blogger luggi said...

Oh, I'm sure they must expect people to stop and admire!

Tue Jul 11, 06:08:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Heather said...

That is awesome, any way you can email me the address :)

Tue Jul 11, 11:35:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kala said...

I wonderd if I read that right - shell castles - thats something new- I wonder how long it took to make these and how sturdy they are - they look like they took a bit of time to make!

Tue Jul 11, 11:55:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

They must be love shells so much. Wow, wonderful.

Wed Jul 12, 03:19:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Stu "El Ingl├ęs" Harris said...

The house undoubtedly belongs to one of Point Loma's fishing families. Many immigrants from Portugal and Italy made fortunes in the tuna fishing and canning industry, and settled that area. The tuna industry has moved on to Mexico, Samoa, and Japan but the families are still there and very house-proud indeed. All over Point Loma you can see exterior china cabinets added on to houses to display the finest china and glassware. If you're still doing SDDP by Christmas you should try and capture the "duel of the Christmas lights" as the wealthy Portuguese families vie with their neighbours to create the most dazzling displays.

Wed Jul 12, 06:59:00 AM PDT  
Blogger alice said...

It makes me think to the scultures of Le Facteur Cheval in the south of France...(www.facteurcheval.com)

Wed Jul 12, 07:29:00 AM PDT  
Blogger edwin s said...

the time they must've spent on these. i agree with luggi, they probably love the attention. I wonder what they look like during christmas?

Wed Jul 12, 09:51:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thanks to all for stopping by. Stu - thanks for sharing this background info, and Edwin, I'm looking forward to Christmas! Alice, wow, Le Facteur Cheval is incredible!

Wed Jul 12, 05:06:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Sarah said...

I would think that with a front yard like this that they are used to photo takers! Very cool.

Wed Jul 12, 05:35:00 PM PDT  

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