Friday, October 30, 2009

Getting away from it all


I took the photo from my deck and I got to thinking about the new house in the middle of it and wondering if he ever took a picture from his front porch.

It’s odd isn’t it? The fact I am someone else’s view. My old saltbox house across the bay is a feature in the vista from his fancy double decker “cabin”.

They say he’s a townie lawyer, this fellow who spent the money and built his dream getting-away-from-it-all. Though he doesn’t escape much looks like. For now and again I point the old binocs his way and I've yet to see a car in the curlicue driveway.

Then again he might have gone completely fancy and built himself some underground parking. You just never know, so I’ve been told, with these fancy lawyers and their townie ways coming to the outports now and again to escape from it all. If they can spare the time.

15 comments:

  1. that's a pretty damn big house. dont' you love it when people get away from it all by bringing it with them?

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  2. If we were all the same it would be so horribly boring, don't you know.
    It's his money he can spend it anyway he wants. I say more power to him.

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  3. That's a B-I-G house in a small community, isn't it? I wonder which branch of law he practices to make the kind on loot it would cost to have a second home like that one? I worked with lawyers for 24 years, but none had anything comparable with that. Maybe in the USA law is more lucrative. ;-)

    (Catchpa word "inglesa" - it's watching me! Well, it IS Hallowe'en.)

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  4. That's one heck of a big house for a second house that is seldom enjoyed. Someone mistakingly thinks you live in the USA. You better set them straight immediately. Lawyers do seem to make an awful lot of money, don't they? Life's not all fair and square.

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  5. Something tells me townie lawyer is going to have to work hard at befriending the local community. Is everyone else as wary of his urban trappings?

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  6. You get out your binoculars to see if there is a car in the driveway? OMG! This townie had better beware. Is it too niaive to say he might just be misunderstood lol?

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  7. Maybe he has a large family to share the holiday home... or is it for his retirement.

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  8. Hi WWW, I have awards for you over at my place, please come and get them.

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  9. Correction ~~~~LOL! I wrote USA instead of Canada in my comment. Sorry - from a Brit who whould know better!

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  10. @Laurie:
    Well, it has 3 floors. it's red and it sticks out like a sore thumb from the surroundings. What more could one want?
    @Brighid:
    It's a shame there's not more respect for the existing landscape though and absentee landowners are disconnected from community.
    It ain't always about the money.
    @T:
    Yes, I wonder too. He's never around to ask him.
    @GSW:
    Something tells me his work is not pro-bono or Legal Aid...
    @Nick:
    He's not interested in that I think, and certainly not around to ask him....
    @Hull:
    I just love spying across the bay with the old binocs. Colour me "Needs a Life" LOL.
    @GM:
    He's not alone in this. Money doesn't bring good taste but big lonely summer mansions to outlying areas. My family has been guilty of this in Ireland.
    @GSW:
    I'll be over!!
    @T:
    Oh the wounds run deep on that one, LOL!
    XO
    WWW

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  11. I should keep a very close eye on that fancy lawyerly abode; you never know what these secretive types get up to.

    you have a brilliant excuse, the view, of course.

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  12. Welcome Friko!
    Yes, he certainly bears watching, he might yet still my view!
    XO
    WWW

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  13. It's a lovely view. I can feel my pulse slowing just looking at it.

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  14. Stan:
    Now you know why I moved there!!
    XO
    WWW

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