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Americana: The Red Lawn Chairs Society

Americana: The Red Lawn Chairs Society

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  • Richa
  • United States
  • 15 Apr 2008, 01:38
Is there really a red lawn chair society? Beautiful picture. Love the shadow of branches on the house. It gives an older look to bright white house with bright red chair...Nice contrast.
vz-nostalgia: Of course, there is, Ms. Richa. They get together at midnight at the stone cube building with no windows. They put their red chairs in a circle and perform their ritual, chanting Jocelyn Pook's "Masked Ball"
  • Catalpa
  • Newcastle
  • 15 Apr 2008, 08:35
I bought a book on American house styles when I was over in DC. I'll have to see if I can identify this one. Love the colours and contrast.
vz-nostalgia: Good luck locating the style, Ian. At the Ansley Park neighbourhood, where I took the photograph, all houses have different styles. Someone smart enough could write a book on the house styles just in this area. smile
You could imagine there is a Red lawn chairs society in America! You have really revved up the colour and contrast on this one, and it works!
vz-nostalgia: One can find the most ridiculous associations, clubs, and organizations for any taste here, Bill. smile
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Apr 2008, 09:24
If there is a red lawn chair society (which I don't believe for a moment) then I want to join. I would sit in them wearing my red shoes!
vz-nostalgia: I'll let the word out, Ms. Ingrid, about your burning desire. On other hand, I think you'll be better off establishing The Red Shoes Association. smile You can even elect yourself to be the president for life. smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Apr 2008, 10:00
Presided over...of the really stern-looking "pale face" house.

Don't think you would fit in, VZ...I fear the Society is not for people of wicked humor.
vz-nostalgia: Oh, I'm just an innocent bystander, Ray, looking to the world from inside out, observing and remembering. I'm a Society myself. smile
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 15 Apr 2008, 13:45
Viktor, the moment I saw those chairs I thought of Ingrid ...wonder why..and yes this is the link...
have fun....
I love the picture with all the shadows and nice colors.
vz-nostalgia: Yep, Ms. Ingrid already wants to join. She thinks she'll blend well. Good luck. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Apr 2008, 17:25
A well composed pic, taken perhaps on a late summer- or autumn-day, the shadow of branches on the house, the brown leaves-ground and the chairs without any person give a feeling of farewell/being past or being frustrated and loneliness, but the red colour of the chairs in the sun signalizes energy and life and community, and I would propose that some powerful persons in our world should sit down and take a new chance to communicate with each other and they don't resign in order to move anything (for example China and Tibet...)! We need many red chairs for talking!
vz-nostalgia: I'm afraid it will take more then a few red chairs to force China to talk to Tibet, Ms. Philine. Maybe a Red Chairman? smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 15 Apr 2008, 18:15
Nicely surreal! Where is Hitchcock's cameo appearance?
vz-nostalgia: He'll appear as a silhouette behind the curtain in the second floor window on 41st minute after you start looking at the photograph, Martin. smile
  • tim
  • united kindom
  • 15 Apr 2008, 20:29
love this VZ the house reminds me of Amitville films of a while ago, with the shadows it looks quite creepysmile
vz-nostalgia: Ha-ha. You're right Tim. And if you stare at this Amityville's Dollhouse long enough, you might hear Lalo Schifrin's haunting music score. smile
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 15 Apr 2008, 21:16
I like the lines of the tree shadows across the house.
vz-nostalgia: I do too, Ms. Jewlya, but what would those lines be without the chairs? They'll be just what they are, the lines. smile
  • Ale
  • 16 Apr 2008, 10:52
very nice colours. Excellent perspective. Good shot.
vz-nostalgia: Looks like I've done everything right, Ale. smile
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