Monday, August 13, 2007

Welcome to my favorite block in Provo! These enchanting houses are in the Maeser neighborhood just southeast of the County buildings. Do you recognize them? Individually the houses are like other charming homes in Provo. But cumulatively there is MAGIC!

I suspect fine details add to the effect.
such as this fence:

and this gate:and this front porch with the wooden rocking chairs:
and this arbor made out of solid beams.The houses have stenciled stars painted on their sidewalk.
When Farmer and I visit this block I shield my eyes from this painfully incongruent sight just across the street. Ouch! I bet there were once lovely pioneer homes there.

4 comments:

compulsive writer said...

Any friend of Sue's is a friend of mine. Love the pics. I have a soft spot for the beautiful old homes in Provo. They've got character and stories to tell.

Quel said...

Likewise! Thanks!

Quel said...

i recently had dinner COINCIDENTALLY with one of the owners of the houses. She says the magic of that block also has to do with the fact that all the neighbors get along so well. awww...

Shannon said...

Oh! the beauty and the blight of this city.