Monday, June 9, 2008

Flower Box

I saw this flower in front of a window of a church on Christopher Street in the Village. The basement window situation at floor level on the outside of the building but located high up near the ceiling from the inside of the building. This is fairly common in basement apartments to allow light exposure into the otherwise, windowless room.

So do you have a basement in your house/apartment?

19 comments:

USelaine said...

Not here in little Willits. When I lived in downtown Sacramento, the "basement" level was usually only slightly down in the earth. The main living quarters were always raised up high to help survive flooding events. these were buildings that predated the later levees. I used to think all Victorian mansions (later apartments) were built that way! Here’s an example

Julie said...

A lovely lilac daisy that would appear to get a lot of TLC.

Olivier said...

ce bouquet de fleur sur le trottoir est superbe, et c'est très poétique comme photo.

this bouquet of flowers on the sidewalk is superb, and it's very poetic as photo.

Bergson said...

The color of the flowers in harmony with the color of the wall

Peter said...

You don't often see this here; not in the same way you can find it in Britain, in NYC....

Jun said...

omg ming i watched sex and the city last week, and now all i can think of is nyc -.- how lucky u are man, to be living in the big apple. le sigh.

Abraham Lincoln said...

The flowers are getting all they need to remain beautiful and growing.

Monika N. said...

No basements in average houses in (earthquake) Tokyo.

A lovely captrue, Ming!

Paz said...

Oh! I love this photo! Beautiful flowers.

Paz

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful flowers. No basement in my house although there is a nice sized windowless room under the house that I think at one time was used as a wine cellar. MB

alice said...

Lovely brachicomes! No, I have no basement in my house, there are too many sources in Arradon and many basements are regulary flooded.

Dee Dee said...

Ming...you just have to know I love this photo :) No basements in our part of Florida...very close to sea level...quite possibly water not so far from our foundation...

citygirl15 said...

Luv your daisies!

Our building does have a basement, where we have a laundry room and fitness center.

babooshka said...

I think you see them less in Britain now. Depends on the area. No basement here. Pity, it would be converted into a wine celler and sound proofed so I could finally learn the guitar.

Oh for the love of food! said...

Hiya, Ming! there isn't a basement in my apartment but I know there are many old houses here in Perth that have them. Recently we had such a down-pour of rain that it was actually flooded in the city - we were out and about shopping and having lunch and then it just started raining buckets! when the storm subsided and we could leave, I actually had to fold up my Jeans and remove my shoes and walk in above-ankle-deep water. It was such a strange feeling because I've never had to do that before. I wonder whether it affected the old houses with basements..

• Eliane • said...

These are very sweet flowers. Lovely.

• Eliane • said...

(what's with the comment moderation? Have you had annoyances?)

thwany said...

i could NEVER live on the first or ground floor, i'd feel so paranoid

Chris said...

OH, I love those flowers.

No basements here. . . soil is supposedly too wet. No basements in Las Vegas, either. . .soil is solid caliche.