Sunday, October 28, 2007

Rise to the Occasion

Levee Looking
Time was when living along the levee on Lake Pontchartrain and looking out over the lake was an easy thing. But with the new heightened levees taking shape that's getting to be a harder thing.

Several of the houses along this stretch of the levee in Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans (though since the storm, you might think it's the other way around), have made adjustments to set their sights over the levee. Sometimes that is just a multi-story house with a deck looking out. But in other cases, it's an add on option.

What is it about a water view that so attracts us. It doesn't have to be a giant lake either. Developers know that all that is needed is a "water feature" to turn on the longing in us.

-- steve buser


On Pixel Eyed today : Do birds have little "I'm not talking to you" spat like humans? I mean they do some pretty human things sometimes.

The Daily City Photo blog site was down for awhile, but that gives me an opportunity to point you to another photo blog in my favorites -- A Photo A Day from Planet Earth -- he literally posts a photo from various places around the planet -- people in his network send them in. Today he features a fabulous eagle shot


Wendy said...

Neat addition to the rooftop of this home.

rich said...

Interesting top room...

Thanks for the mention Steve, it's an honour to be featured on your fine site.

Planet Earth Daily Photo

Deslilas said...

It's nice to get some news from New Orleans. We've spent wonderful days eleven years ago there and in the Cajun country.
Thanks so much.

Moi said...

necessity is the mother of invention, as they say!!! and so true about a water body......

Mary Helen said...

That is something the news hasn't caught on to yet! Very Nice

• Eliane • said...

This is so unbelievably kitch that it is adorable. :)

Wanda said...

That looks to me like the perfect spot for an art studio!