October 30, 2010

* More Trivia and "The Hood"

Took a few photos upstairs tonight just to document the progress.  Then I began to look around.  I'll explain as we go.

When I walked upstairs tonight ...
the light was so incredibly beautiful.  It took
me back to Greece and the light there.  The Blues and the Whites.  .... sigh ....
Cesars' shoes stacked neatly on the unfinished window sill.
Notice they have put a lovely rolled lip around the arch of the fireplace. 
Now that the terrace is mostly cleared off, you can get a better idea of the size.  I am not, however, right at the edge of the other side.  I don't like standing with my back to a long 'drop'.  ha ha
This is the wire which seems to fascinate me so much.  I am working on a series of "People of the Wire", which was born from wire like this.  I will take photos when I'm finished.
I'd like to call this "Roses and Rebar", however, they are bougainvillea on the roof a couple of houses over from me.
This one lives on the roof next door.

Electrical Meters are locked up in little cages here.  If there is no lock, chances are someone will steal it.  A black market exists for electric meters as there is a shortage in town.  You can wait months to get one.  They are a hot commodity.  This is the meter across the street.  I like the grate.  Now that I've seen this one, I don't like mine anymore ...
I love the light towers all over town.  These are across the street from me.  Nice view ..... wait for it ...
LOL ... this is the same view before I edited it.  Wire all over this town.  I'm really not sure how the electrical in SMA works at all. 
The house across the street.
There are no street cleaning machines with sweepers or water who come along and keep the streets clean.  Each person sweeps the street in front of their house.  Women of the neighbourhood often take an evening walk ....
it's done like this.
More about the hood tomorrow.  In the meantime, I'm on a Rumi quote kick.  Here's another one I adore.

"The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you; Don't go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want; Don't go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don't go back to sleep."  ~ Rumi


  1. Further verification that beauty is everywhere if we but open our eyes. Thanks for these little snippets of your life and also the quote. It's a great one for me, since I seem to be lying awake at... oh... 4... 3... any old hour, really!

  2. Ah yes, I know about 'awake in the night' ... usually get up, make tea, play and go back to bed. Is this what it's like to be 'our age'??

  3. I, too, love your photos. It is so fun to see the surrounding area to get better acquainted with your neighborhood. Your photos of the studio, window, fireplace and the contrast shooting up into the sky are fabulous. I even like the electrical meter box.

    Have a great week.


  4. Thanks Carolyn. You will be getting back into a routine now, with your company gone. Enjoy your creativity.