Friday, August 27, 2010

continuing with our vacances

Corvallis, Oregon. My stereotype of Oregon: cool, lush and lovely.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

When I think summer in Michigan, I think moustique

Mosquitos, that is. Lot of friends enjoy summers in Michigan. I've heard it's lovely and the mosquitos are huge. This bad mansard is a brown, multi-level professional building. Thanks to friend Wayne for sending the picture.

The badmansard vacation continues. Of note, I'm not vacationing but I'm featuring mansards from around the country. I did, however, go on the Meramec River float trip.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

aller au magasin de vins et de spiritueux (going to the liquor store)

We floated the upper Meramec this week with John's family. It was 100 degrees but it really was a nice float. Every good float trip starts with a trip to the liquor store. We like cans of Busch and Budweiser. Here's Meramec Package Liquor in Cuba, Missouri- a bad mansard.

Some audio for you: The Urge's Open All Night, aka Going to the Liquor Store.

Friday, August 6, 2010

C'est les Vacances!

It's the month of Août; time for vacation! Let's head east to Worcester, MA. Here's a bad mansard on Millbrook Street. It's intriguing- look at the curved window brackets, porch mansardette and, omg, please rip out the square of dead, overgrown shrubbery. Thanks reader Sean for the the photo.

We'll also head north to Michigan, west to Oregon and south to Louisiana later this month.

Would love a San Francisco bad mansard. Anyone?