Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sepia Scenes: Poor Little Gazebo

This little gazebo is behind some pretty pricey condos and next to a very large, very expensive home. It faces the beach.

Its roof is falling over and the weed and brush surrounding it is so high and dense that I couldn't get close enough to see what state the rest of it is in.


I hope the owners are simply waiting for the spring to take care of this. It's a pretty little structure and should be cared for.

One other odd thing - all those windows have plain ugly shades blocking them. It's a beautiful day and you face the beach, why would you cover your windows like that?

People are strange.

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30 comments:

~Just Me Miranda~ said...

That is so pretty, it will be great when it's cared for.

Tricia said...

Are you sure someone lives there? It may be in the process of being sold? Maybe!!!
You're right though, someone really should take better care of the gazebo - that would be a selling point for the place if it isn't being lived in yet!!!

Michelle O'Neil said...

Yes, why would you ever cover those windows? I mean, at night, okay, but open them in the morning!!!

Cherie said...

"One other odd thing - all those windows have plain ugly shades blocking them. It's a beautiful day and you face the beach, why would you cover your windows like that?"

Maybe, they saw you out there with your camera, and they were afraid that you were a spy! LOLOL :D

Kay Dennison said...

I love gazebos and sepia tones suit them well. Fine job!!

Carletta said...

In my old neighborhood people I knew never opened their curtains. I couldn't stand not being able to see out.
Is it a timeshare by any chance? Maybe nobody is there.

the daily said...

antique roof...

My entry for SS this week : in HERE. Hope you have time to visit . Thanks

Terry said...

Dear Dianne,
That gazebo looks like it might be older than the house.
It has such a class to it.
Too bad they wouldn't fix it up.
My brother, Gary was married in a gazebo one rainy afternoon and it was so romantic.
The patter of the falling rain on the gazebo's roof was music to our ears and perfect for a wedding!
Just like the windows of heaven were opened and showering down blessings on the marriage.

If Cherie is right and they thought that you and your right hand[your camera] were spies, maybe they will clean up their act and fix the poor ailing gazebo and open up their house's shaded windows to let the sun stream in!.......
Love Terry

bobbie said...

People are definitely strange.
What time of day was it? I do close the blinds for an hour in the morning because the rising sun blinds me as I pass it or if I sit in my armchair for a while. But I do open them after the sun is all the way up.

anyway, you picture is really nice. I love a gazebo.

Bob-kat said...

Perfect subject for the sepia treatment! I hope they save the gazebo too but I fear that may be wishful thinking.

Abe Lincoln said...

It looks a little like a mansion but a little forlorn too. Nice in sepia.

Daryl said...

Maybe the owners are away somewhere warm ...

Mojo said...

I'd call that an excellent question. About the windows I mean. If it were only a few of the windows I could come up with something convincing enough, but it's every single one.

Maybe they're vampires.

ilanadavita said...

sepia certainly enhances the forlorn impression.

Rose said...

If you ever find the answer to why, you need to repost this and let us know. I am with Mojo--if it was just some, I would say someone has to sleep of the day or something, but you wouldn't shut every single one.

Rose said...

p.s...This is nice in sepia!

Linda said...

The poor thing most definitely looks abandoned but in good enough shape that some easy repairs could save it from total wrack and ruin.

Is the other place vacated? Is that why the windows are covered? Perhaps they use it as a summer place?

Mamapippa said...

Maybe it's a house where nobody lives ...
Otherwise the are very strange people ...

Robin said...

I was wondering if they were away for the season too.

Sweet little gazebo, I hope someone fixes it up.

Leora said...

I'm trying to figure out where this is. You say "beach" and I see gazebo and I think of the Jersey Shore. In the 19th century, the Jersey Shore was where the elegant people went. Love all the classical elements in your photo that look so good in sepia.

Dianne said...

miranda - I hope they fix it

tricia - maybe it is empty but there were cars in the parking lot

michelle - this is becoming a mystery ;)

cherie - I have this image now of all these people hiding from me and my camera ;)

kay - I love them too, wish my yard was big enough for one

carletta - maybe it is a timeshare

the daily - I just hope they fix it :)

terry - it would be hilarious if they thought I was the building inspector!!

bobbie - it was mid afternoon and the sun was facing the other side
I'm going to have to go back and do some sleuth work lol

bob-kat - the town is pretty strict about eyesores so maybe ...

abe - forlorn is a perfect word for it

daryl - maybe ...

mojo - a vampire cell!! that's it! I love it

ilanadavita - there's that forlorn word again - it's perfect for poor little gazebo

rose - I'm going to have to go back and check it out cause it's making me nuts now ;)

linda - I really hope they fix it - nice to see ya around again :)

mamapippa - I vote for strange lol

robin - maybe it's not condos, I thought it was - I have to find out how to get around to the front - last time I did something like that I could pulled over by private cops ;)

leora - it is kind of Jersey Shore - N Monmouth County - right on Raritan Bay
thanks for such kind words about the photo

Barb ~ Enjoing life in The said...

Hi Dianne,
Love this shot!

Given the area, maybe those 'strange' people don't want the sun to fade their expensive furniture that they don't use anyway! Ha!.

If I owned beach-front property, I could never shut out the sun.

Yes... some people are strange! Aren't you glad we're not???

B:-)

napaboaniya said...

Lovely shot in sepia. It might be my vivid imagination...my thoughts are running towards paranormal stuffs.

Deb said...

Hi ~ I love this photo! It reminds me of a different era - of the 'Great Gatsby' days. It is a great setting for a story. If I were still teaching I would have used this as a story starter idea - hope you update us in the Summer as to the occupants and if the shades go up then!

Patti said...

ha! I agree some folks are indeed strange.
I would want to see the beach and not close myself in like that.

I feel sorry for this gazebo. I hope someone rehabs it. The sepia surely gives it an old bandstand look. Very nice!

splummer said...

HI!
Great shot for sepia. Why have a Gazebo if your letting it grow up in weeds? Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!!

Sherrie

PJ said...

I always try to visit everyone and somehow I missed you, Dianne. So sorry. It's funny how photos transform things. From my end it looks like an idyllic scene.

arlene said...

it looks like a place of long time ago. sepia tone made it warm and nostalgic.

ascu75 aka Don said...

If I had that I would sit out there all day with my laptop and my camera the shades are strange maybe they all have secrets

storyteller said...

Yez ... people can be odd. Reminds me of something my dad used to say to us as kids about everyone being strange but me and thee ... sometimes wondering about thee ;--)
I hope someone cares for it soon too.
Hugs and blessings,