Sunday, July 1, 2012

Theme Day: Chimneys

I'm not sure this is an actual chimney, but it's in the expected place so I'm going for it. See if you can spot it next time you're in the passenger seat on Orange Grove Blvd. on the east side of Lake Avenue.

Today is theme day, City Daily Photo's tradition for the first of the month. The website's in a tizzy right now so check out the participants in today's theme at the site Julie set up here.

Ordinarily on theme day I invite you to visit our newest member, but today I think you ought to visit Julie at Sydney Eye and say hello.

24 comments:

Dina said...

Somebody went to a lot of trouble to put that pseudo-chimney up there.
A great ship to have on one's roof, it is.
I knew you would come up with a weird one, Petrea. We in hot climes do not have many choices for this Theme Day.

Shell Sherree said...

My family member who's a chimney sweep would have an interesting time cleaning this one! I don't know how many sweeps carry deck swabbers. A fun choice for today's theme, Petrea!

Jean Spitzer said...

Chimney-like? Chimney-ish?

Charming, for sure.

kulasa said...

oh, that looks great...chimney or not :-)

Petrea Burchard said...

Our winters get cool enough for home fires, Dina, so the older homes have fireplaces. But I wanted something special--"Chimney-ish," as Jean says. Shell, I suppose it gets swabbed by the occasional rain!

Kulasa, if I ever find out what it is I'll post the answer here.

hamilton said...

that ship could be blown off course if ever a fire were lit under that chimney!

Petrea Burchard said...

Now that you mention it, Hamilton, I wonder how it fared during our wind storm last year. Maybe it started atop a different house.

altadenahiker said...

Not sure about the chimney part, but I know a non-sequitur when I see one.

Meghan said...

Someone very creative must live here.

Petrea Burchard said...

Visual non-sequitur. I like that, Karin.

Either that, Meghan, or someone who wants to be somewhere else!

TheChieftess said...

I think that might be a roof vent!!!

We all have pellet stoves and potbelly wood fires up here so our chimneys aren't particularly interesting!!! I opted out of this one!!! Although...TheChief smoking a cigar might just qualify after all!!!

Michael Coppess said...

I've always wondered about the ship on top of this house. Chimney or not, it is good stuff.

Bellis said...

I think this belongs to your King Arthur quest - the ship reminds me of the one that took his body to Avalon. I didn't know it was called a non-sequitur.

Petrea Burchard said...

Hmm. A chimney could be a roof vent, couldn't it, Chieftess? Though I don't suppose the reverse is true. I'd have been happy with a photo of the Chief and his cigar.

I noticed it only recently, Michael. Had to have someone else driving.

Ha ha, Belllis! I've imagined that vessel to be a barge or a small boat. This one looks much grander than what I pictured. But we are all free to imagine it as we please.

Dianne said...

It's Quirky and I like it .... as you say It's in the right place ... Just doesn't have a hole in the top.
Have a great week.

Ms M said...
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Susan Campisi said...

Oh my. I have missed so many good posts.

Chimney-ish sounds good to me.

Ms M said...

Very cool "chimney". If only the ship were a weather vane...at least in imagination. It could give the neighborhood a "sense of direction" each day.

Margaret said...

I'm with Ms M. Very cool is exactly what I thought.

LONDONLULU said...

I'd love to know what this actually is! Either way, such a charming and lovely scene. That ship is so sweet.

Petrea Burchard said...

I could have put this under "superfluous details," which is one of my favorite categories of decoration.

Katie said...

A chimeric chimney -- wow! Crazy mashup of visual styles that's for sure. And beautiful tiles around the door.

Adele said...

Love It! Chimney-ish is very hip these days, you know!

Linda Wise said...

That's a pretty roof ornament up there. Although that isn't a real chimney, it still looks good, perched on top of the roof. All in all, the home looks cozy and welcoming. =)


-Linda Wise