Today, I took a walk through the district where my dad grew up which is incidentally a stone's throw from where I now live. Sometime in the 70s, this area fell into disrepair, and, until about 15 years ago, was a bit seedy and not really a walking destination. It is now, in the main, a fine area. The above shot shows one of the many lovely corner homes whose sides stretch down a good portion of the length of the road. You could probably tell that I was more taken with the flowers than the house. Usually, these corner spots are awash in windows and boast a wee front garden. The above house was pretty typical save for the lovely purple flower bushes planted. I have rarely seen such flowers planted though they do look like they could be native.
|'Little Boxes on the hillside'|
Nevermind the Golden Gate Bridge or Transamerica Building, the homes dotting the Daly City eastern-facing hillside are iconic and always make me think of the song made famous by Pete Seeger, 'Little Boxes'. The song was indeed inspired by the post WWII housing tracts built in Daly City, not specifically these homes, but rather the Doegler homes built in the district of Westlake just west of these 'ticky-tacky' homes.
|Transamerica Building, or what I referred to as the 'upside-down ice-cream cone' when I was wee.|
Maybe I should study for my Japanese final now. I don't wanna.