Saturday, September 4, 2010

Garages, 1

I'm interested in garages. Maybe I'll do a series. You know, like my door series, of which I've posted--I think one, so far.

Let's begin with a comparison--the quirky vs. the new. I favor the quirky for its charm, but the new has advantages. In this case you can put an actual car in the new garage. The quirky looks like it's been converted for other uses. (Love that superfluous detail.)

I find a lot of interesting garages around town, both industrial and domestic. I saw an effusive purple one the other day. I love the old ones that look like barns. The domestic ones are tricky, though. Tell you what: I'll do a garage series if folks cooperate by hiding their garbage cans and parking their cars somewhere else. This might require changing a local law or two, but we can work together on it.

22 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

How impeccable! Hopefully, many will aspire to such garbage-can free zones and allow you an abundance of great garage photo ops, Petrea. {I love that superfluous detail, too. Perhaps you can write some judicious superfluosity into those local laws while you're at it.}

andrea said...

oh yes I love doors as well .. and I m as well addicted to fountains .. all best to you

J.J. in L.A. said...

Love the one on the left. Our garage is boring...unless you count that big ding on the right side.

We'll just call it superfluous detail. ; )

Irina said...

Look forward to your garage series.
Our garages are ugly metal boxes, which, after all, are great help in "no parking place" city with long stealing cars history. But so ugly.

J+P said...

Whatta you, French—!?

Latino Heritage said...

Love it. Since we live in sort of the same neighborhood I always try to remember if I have seen things like these garage doors. Seems I need to do more walking.

Bellis said...

I love the old garages that were once coach houses. There's one on California Boulevard near Catalina that still has a loft above the stable, reached by a ladder, for the coachman to sleep. But from the outside, you'd never guess it was that old. Hope you do the series!

PS. Your link to other garages didn't work for me.

Petrea said...

Thanks, Bellis, it's fixed now.

Hello, everyone. I'm just back from an early morning photo excursion. What I've been missing! Morning light. I must become a morning person.

Shell: I slept on it and decided not to become a lawmaker.

Andrea: fountains! Good idea.

J.J.: there you go, making me laugh again.

Irinia: nevertheless, I'd love to see a photo of one. Can you decorate them in any way you like?

J+P: totally otally, Homer.

Roberta: I found these north of Washington.

Bellis: Are you back? I need to find that garage, it sounds unique.

Virginia said...

I love a damn theme. Go for it girl.
V

Ps Get J to drag the cans outta the way.

Jean Spitzer said...

Too bad trash cans have become uniform; makes them much less photogenic. Dumpsters still have some promise.

A series of garage doors sounds promising. (Check out some of the old town Green Street ones.)

Brookville Journal said...

I like your photograph. and the garage door must be a popular model as they are all over around here.

Speedway said...

There are so many rectangles making patterns, orderly yet none alike. But they're dominated by the lacy bullseye which pulls your attention towards it.

Does anyone actually put cars in garages?

Petrea said...

Virginia, I'm just out there trying not to get arrested.

Thanks for the suggestion, Jean. And you're right--I never thought about it, but trash cans were at one time more picturesque. Sort of.

Hi there, Abe. Maybe that one on the right is a catalogue model.

Speedway, we don't. It's a long, boring story.

altadenahiker said...

Some of us don't even have a garage. But now I wonder if I should just get the door

Mister Earl said...

Not sure if you'd call it a garage, but yesterday I was noticing the building at Fair Oaks and Del Mar that used to house the Maserati dealership. It's an old brick building with green marble touches. Wonder how old it is.

Petrea said...

Karin, are you allowed to park on the street overnight in Altadena? That may explain the lack of garages in them thar hills.

Mister Earl, I can't remember where I heard it but I believe that is a historical building. It's not on the Pasadena list of historical properties, though. It's a lovely old place.

Bellis said...

I'm back! But who left the sunlamp on? It's hot enough to fry an egg on the bonnet of my car.

mark said...

I too love garages. My favorite is a burger joint in Mpls. that used to be an old-time gas and lube garage. It is now called "Joe's Garage."

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I'm in mine as I type

Petrea said...

Bellis, you'll be as sad as I am to know that the heat killed my Wollemi Pine. One may still order them online so I may get another and try again, now that I've learned a few things.
http://www.wollemipine.com/order.php

Sounds kind of charming, Mark.

Sounds even more charming, PA. Is your garage your studio?

Gunn said...

I love "doors & windows", but now I will start looking at garage doors too. I have to say that I don`t think I have seen so nice garages over here...... as you have in your photo. They are very elegant/stylish.

Petrea said...

We have run-down garages, too, Gunn. I intend to include the good ones, if they're picturesque enough!