Richard emailed me this winner mansard from Cologne, Germany. He mentioned mansards in Germany are hard to find and I think he is right. When I visited in 2011, I found very few mansards. When my husband returned in 2012, he could find no mansards. You'd think with all the post war construction, there would be more bad mansards. But no. As long as we're talking about Cologne, I am sharing a picture of my grandfather outside of the Cologne Cathedral right after World War 2, probably early 1946. Somehow it stood even though the surrounding areas were destroyed. He would have been on leave during occupation duty in Germany. Thank you Richard. I appreciate that you were able to find me some material in Cologne!
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Julie's astute architect eye spotted this mansard melee in the historic Fishtown district of Leland, MI. Thanks Julie!
Up next! Mansards from Europe.
Saturday, July 1, 2017
The theme for bad mansard this summer is vacation pictures. My neighbor Kent sent me this beaut from Butte, Montana. Kent loaded his family up in the family van and road tripped to Oregon in what could have been one of the longest road trips ever attempted from Soulard. He was nice enough to send me this picture of the Hotel Finley. Up next: mansards from the European motherland.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
I worked in that building from 2009-2011. I had an enormous office with a chandelier and lumpy couch. My boss had a bar in his office. Good times.
Hopefully this shovel gets some work soon. It's been sitting there about 2 yearss.
Monday, May 29, 2017
I generally don't like to post out-of-season pictures like this pairing, clearly from the late winter. But, alas, I'm forgot to post this picture when I took it so enjoy. And be thankful the days of wintering grass and gloomy skies are behind us. Today is going to be sunny and great.
Friday, April 21, 2017
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Saturday, January 21, 2017
|My running bud Otto in Lafayette Park.|
I buy the same apples (Gala at Schnucks, Jazz at Aldi, Honeycrisp sliced at Sams), juice, ceral, bagels and yogurt I've bought since the kids were little.
My current hairstyle is entering year 18. I use the same begonia, geranium and tulip color every spring. I had the same job for 20 years. Notice I said "had." Earlier this month, I took a leap and left the firm where I started when I got out of law school. Actually, I did work at Neiman Marcus holiday 1996 so I could get a discount on a lawyer lady wardrobe before I started. But I left the firm and now my routine is definitely different.
And I also took a new running route, running through alleys and weird side streets where I found this groovy neato attached pair of houses. About those alley runs. Don't worry. I run with a very large dog.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
We love hockey in this house and the last week (and the next week) are all about the 2017 Winter Classic festivities here in St. Louis. Bridgestone ran an ad with PK Subban and, what do I see? An NHL mansard. Hope you enjoy these pictures are much as we loved the activities.