This small bungalow is opposite the main gate into the Chinese Cemetery at the corner of Penzance and Crescent Roads. The photo was taken the same day as yesterday’s post, two Decembers ago. Since I have been laid low by a nasty cold or flu, I have not been able to take photos for over a week (other than of my new grand-daughter, now one week old), or spend more than about 20 minutes putting together blog posts. So, my archive is getting a work out.
The processing of this image is a bit of a nod towards Melinda Green Harvey, without the courage to take the contrast quite as far as she so often does (though uploading to WP has helped push things along that path quite a lot).
I like this style of house. This is probably the most basic possible version, compared for instance to the one on the slopes behind (just out of view at this angle) that I posted about a while ago and which has a terrific view over the water to the mountains. This place also has a great view, but when it was built the Chinese Cemetery was considered a really bad thing to have in the neighbourhood – all those loud ceremonies and so on conducted by all them Chinese. So, this house which is now on very valuable land would have at that time had a depressed value and likely the house was less ambitious than its contemporaries on King George Terrace. Still, it’s a nice little house in a great location. The current owners seem fixed on this location, so its immediate future is probably secure, but it is one of those houses not likely to survive another change of ownership.
Canon EOS 5D Mkii, Canon 5omm/f1.4 lens, polarizing filter, ISO 200, f2.2, 1/3200th