Wednesday, 24 October 2007

fort oakie

How can you make a suburban house look more uninviting than it already is? With more palm trees? With paving instead of a lawn? With five cars parked outside its two garage drive in? With plastic Santas still left on the roof in May? Oh no no no no. These are all incorrect suggestions. The answer is FORTIFICATION!

See example below: our old house in Oakie. Trees (okay, palm trees included) have been removed in favour of a concrete wall. Who and what are these new owners?? Is there a bunker being built out back? What war are they preparing for? Do they have a crazy killer kid who cannot escape the compound? Maybe it’s a new Oakie cult I am not familiar with.

When my aunt Dana sent these pics through today, I nearly shat myself with fear. I don’t think Dana and Marek will be making any more sentimental trips down Gersham Grove…

Also I believe it is the only house on the whole street that has now a front fence. These new neighbours must really be loved. Go private space!!


I'd cry if I cared - photo: Dana Weiss


graffiti anyone? - photo: Dana Weiss



4 comments:

edd said...

once it's painted white (which surely it will be!!), the words "wog-palace" do come to mind...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, my thoughts are that perhaps Italians or Greeks have moved in.

Natalia

Michael said...

unrecognisable!

Joanna said...

Perhaps it is somebody with a very strong need of feeling protected. I have seen such beautiful fortifications also in Poland. Not in Sweden so far. It will come…I can just say “protect us God from such neighbours.”