George Clooney’s character in the movie Michael Clayton works for a prominent law firm in the capacity of janitor, a lean, mean cleaner of situations gone askew. Have you ever Googled the word askew? This page alone proves the gang over at Google has quite a sense of humor. Getting back to the George Clooney reference. I am the Michael Clayton here at Places In The Home. Keeping these home fires burning, running smooth and in balance comes with a certain amount of stress. Being stressed is not good. Stressed is desserts spelled backwards, but my backwards is big enough, if you know what I mean. Enter a fat-free, stress-free and well, free Rx for the mind, body and soul. An afternoon drive viewing houses of the historic Garden District clears away the cobwebs and reminds me how much I love what I do.
“Architecture mirrors eternal harmony….music echoes it.”
Otto Van Simpon
Smooth jazz provides the background music while arches, and columns, and pillars (oh, my!) provide architectural eye candy. A self-guided tour along brick-lined streets and Louisiana bayous sets a serene scene.
A cold front rolling across the area is to blame for the dark lighting in some of the images.
Colonial Revival. Craftsman. Bungalow.
Italianate. Palladian. Georgian. Just to name a few architectural styles of the houses of the historic Garden District.
Modern architectural elements stand out among the grounds of these stately homes and manicured gardens. The blooms of spring will make a grand statement and give me yet another reason to visit the Garden District.
One of several antique horse head hitching posts in the neighborhood.
The curb appeal allure is first found in the brick-lined street fronting the detailed brickwork of this single family stunner.
Have a wonderful weekend!