Being born and raised in Southern California, it wasn’t until Mr. B took me to England in 1985 that I developed a very real appreciation and love of historic buildings and the details each possessed. The first exposure I had to London was overwhelming, I couldn’t take it in fast enough.
I thought we (you, my dear blog friends) could journey together and take in some beautiful facades of some buildings I’ve discovered online. Imagine living in some of these buildings…I can dream of what life might be like living behind these doors and gates, with their cobblestone streets and sidewalks!
After many visits to New York I saw that Manhattan and adjacent areas shared many of the same breath taking details on the facades of most buildings in the city (apart from the newer ones, of course). Our son and daughter-in-law lived in Brooklyn for 2 years and the brownstones lining the streets held great appeal for me as well. I’m sure the list of locations of architecturally fabulous buildings is long, I enjoy virtual travel all the time, thanks to the internet so if you have some recommendations, I’m open.
Paris and London are stamped in my passport but whenever and wherever I come across a building (real time), or photograph of a beautiful building online, I save it to a file.
I wonder if my city would consider repaving my street with cobblestones?
Come by for a visit…I’ll leave the light on.
All images except 2nd to last found here; 2nd to last image found here.