Words and pictures from the author of And the Crows Took Their Eyes as well as the Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mysteries . . .
hehe...yes you would...true or otherwise...smiles...i think we have a similar designer though for a few houses down the road...smiles.
That same designer in yours and Brian's neighborhood, has visited some areas in mine, as well.
You probably would. But some stereotypes, like some cliches, exist because there is a certain amount of truth behind them.
The first thing that came to mind, when I saw the first photograph, was the opening sequence to the film, 'Deliverance'. I can see why the word stereotyping might crop up, but what is, is.
Aaaah, it seems like such places are here, there, everywhere!
We were driving to see a listing with a realtor one day and saw something very similar. Just as if it was one of the attractions along the way, he calmly said, "And on the left we have (you name the state) art. Ah, art...so that's what it is.Sam
My husband who is a man of the environment would find this esthetically pleasing, for in it he sees salvation. Yes, by recycling all that "beauty" he sees the real beauty come forth. However, I don't think they would see it that way. Have a wonderful day! Cathy
Someone once said that every lie is grounded in truth. It seems the same is true for stereotypes. Unfortunately, this truth is much too common. A correspondent recently minimized the writing of Jesse Stuart because of the stereotyping in "Taps for Private Tussie," while we have a family just outside Rugby that could easily have served as the inspiration for that novel. Jim
Martin, I started to embed the Deliverance banjo music because I had the same thought. But it was late and I didn't.And while I feel sorry for the folks who live across the street from this mess, I'm actually happy to live in a place where such messes can exist. Some communities restrict EVERYTHING, down to what sort of mailbox and house colors are allowed. And if it's a historic site, like jennyfreckles' Saltaire, it's understandable. But I'd miss this place, if someone cleaned it up.That said, there are several previously very charming houses or buildings in our area that have been allowed to degenerate into dumps -- without the redeeming touches of Confederate flag and raccoon skin -- and in at least one case, it's the work of newcomers.I am troubled by my own inconsistency. Evidently, if it was 'always' that way, I like it, no matter what.
Talk about a picture being worth a thousand words!
You would indeed, but folks don't like to remember that stereotypes don't just pop up out of thin air. They exist for a reason, as Victoria says. I pass more than one such location in my 'neck of the woods.'Lynne in GA
That's an amazing place indeed! Where would you begin?
We see the same scenario in our county...and sometimes we see worse. But there can be no zoning or other restrictions in rural areas around here. "Cain't tell a person whut he kin or cain't do with his own land."Since we are not sufficiently rich enough to purchase acres and acres of land, we chose to live in a gated community that protects the environment and to a lesser extent, protects us. From many things.
The kind of thing that 'foreigners' find charming and interesting and the neighbours perhaps feel less enamoured of. Good for a photo or two though.
Ugh, these places drive me crazy. I'm going to have to try out your perspective and focus on the positive aspects of freedom, color, etc.
I have never seen "deliverance" For me, Your post is a good way to introduce this movie.PLeasant picture.
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