Friday, February 18, 2011

Checkerboard/ Weekend Reflection

Reflection of the checkered house across the street, can't remember where, Ontario


I think it's the gauze curtain in the window that makes this reflection so wonky, perfect for the "crooked little man."  You do remember the rhyme, right?

There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile,
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile,
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,
 And they all lived together in a crooked little house.



The house BEFORE it became crooked

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38 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

This house is beautiful with those red details.The special facade brings a romantic feeling in the air.
Your reflection shot is awesome, I also love that vase with flowers!
Have a great weekend dear EG,
hugs from Luxembourg
Léia

anjoe playhouse said...

Great reflection and a sweet rhyme ;-)

SouthernSass said...

Very cool reflection! I love the house too.

Gigi Ann said...

Very interesting reflection of the checkerboard house. And I do remember the nursery rhyme.

Z said...

Love the flower photo!

Judy said...

I love this post! I always read nursery rhymes to my kids. The reflection is perfect for the rhyme.

Kate said...

Great reflection and, yes, I do remember the crooked little man!

forgetmenot said...

I love the reflection-- you were certainly perceptive and ""on the watch" for a unique reflection to photograph, and you found it!! Mickie

Halcyon said...

That is certainly an interesting design for a house. I'm doing my "immigration" to Canada next week... very exciting! But I still have to come back to Jackson and work for another month. And sell the house. I hope to make it up to EG when I'm settled though. I love your little neck of the woods. :)

kaye said...

it looks like abstract art--very pretty.

Sally in WA said...

This is fabulous! I love it. Thanks for showing the before picture. I had a weird image in my head at first of a checkered house but now it makes perfect sense. :)

Pat Tillett said...

I love this photo! thanks for showing the "regular" view of the checkered house also.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I am fascinated by that reflection and you satisfied some of the mystery with your explanation and showing the reflected house... All I can say about that checkered house is "interesting"

Love your reflection photo!

Bises,
Genie

cieldequimper said...

Yup, even I know the rhyme.

Can't Remember Where looks like a lovely place... ;-)

Seriously, it's a marvellous reflection.

Sylvia K said...

Love the rhyme! What an amazing looking place and fantastic reflection, as always! Enjoy a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Regina said...

Very nice reflections!
Have a great weekend.

" Regina "

Lesley said...

The reflection is great - that checkerboard house is a bit busy for my taste.

Lorrie said...

That gauze curtain does add a sense of "wonkiness" to the photo. But it's fun to look through the camera and capture life's wonkiness!

Malyss said...

What an unusual house! I like it and its strange reflection, they look like "mad" houses!

Karen said...

Cool and whacky!

Jan said...

Great reflection of one crazy house!

Mark said...

Great post. it certainly looks like a house from a nursery rhyme.

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

I would get a headache living in that or being a neighbor. I guess it is why some people don't like what I like.

George said...

The house is very elegant when it's not crooked, but I rather like the crooked version. The is a great capture.

Shammickite said...

what an interesting brick pattern, how clever of you to notice the reflection in the window opposite.

Lew said...

Amazing reflection! I am impressed that the bricklayers got those arches done with any two bricks of the same color side by side.

Woody said...

That is a really clever capture. I like the checkerboard.

Jack said...

Clever reflection. The brickwork on that house is very unusual.

Farmchick said...

Great reflections and what a beautiful house.

Randy said...

I thought my eyes had finally failed me. Nice shot.

stardust said...

Reflections like an abstract picture caused my curiosity and was made sense by your explanation. I love the photo of the house before it crooked: I remember seeing this kind of red house with a chimney in a children’s book in my childhood.

snowwhite said...

Very interesting and curious!! First I see the magic and then you show the secret of the trick.
What an adorable photo it is!!
It reminds me of a bedtime story which I read for my son.
Thank you for visiting.
Have a great weekend!

Rose said...

This is perfect, EG...and the house reminds me of peppermint...

Francisca said...

Before I saw you introduce the crooked little man I thought the reflection was perfect for a fairy tale... Quite the house too!

Becky and Gary said...

I like that house. So unique, and what a different reflection. Excellant EG.
B.

'Tsuki said...

The reflection is quite usual, by its framing and its grain, but the house is stunning !

Genie said...

I really like this one...and I may be OLD, but I remember that little rhyme/story. I’m so glad you showed the actual house. That added so much. The reflection is so awesome and cool. Leave it up to you to pop up this week with such a perfect shot.

Rebecca said...

I don't think I ever saw a red roof before.

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