Monday, June 30, 2008

Houses in St. John's









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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Too many colors ?

I can say it's like Italy or Spain, even though that fog.

Nice photos.....
wait for more ;)

Svilen

Brian Campbell said...

Part of the reason the houses are so many colours is that in the thick fog you can tell your house apart from others. Or coming home drunk...

Anonymous said...

So that do means that they are like european mediterian houses.

Only in Greece and Cyprus the houses are only white, but in Spain you have all the colors and in some parts of south Italy. France is a little bit boring, but you have nice color regions, not all of them. It's still only an opinion. But as I can say...Newfoundland....I LOVE IT without being there,....

Beautiful and the people are just as myself, drunk full with colors ;)

Svilen

Brian Campbell said...

I've been told that the city actually has legislated what colours the residents can use on wood frame houses.

Anonymous said...

Does it mean that the city is responsable for this beauty or the people are obliged to choose a different color from the house next to it ?

Anyway, some ART specialist has been arround for a while, I guess !

Svilen

Brian Campbell said...

Good question. Sometimes (but rarely) you'll see two frame houses of the same colour (usually white) side by side, but one thing I do notice is that practically all the houses are solid colours, and practically all their eves and doorframes are white. Also you don't see certain really outlandish colours, like hot pink or black.

Brian Campbell said...

... well, I revise that. Some of the colours are pretty wild, but they're of similar finish... you don't see flourescent paint, for instance. Anyway, the effect seems to be multicoloured but of tasteful uniformity nonetheless.

Anonymous said...

I guess there something to do with the ocean, the blue is more present than the others and yellow ?(don't know why but....)

still it's very well done !

Svilen

Brian Campbell said...

I'm sure the climate and the air influences people's choice of colours, language, imagination, everything.

R. W. Watkins said...

That's St. John's for you--as you head out into the northern and central regions (where I reside), the colours become generally tamer--more in keeping with the white/gray/green or blue older houses of the rest of Atlantic Canada and the New England area.

Anonymous said...

Mister Watkins, would you please answer my question... is there any white houses in the northern and central regions of Newfoundland and if no, why ?

Svilen