A statement. No words needed.

The houseboats at the Fisherman’s Wharf in Victoria make a bold statement.

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Some houseboat owners treated the exterior as their canvas – adding to their CHARM.

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The bold COLOR combinations worked beautifully.

We’ve never seen a framed work of art on the exterior of a building. The pink frame on the pink exterior wall presented a unique ART piece.

We’ve never seen a framed work of art on the exterior of a building –  a unique piece of ART.

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In STYLE with the houseboat setting, a fisherman kept vigilance on his deck over the bay.

Gardening skills are mostly confined to lush window boxes, and these provided a way to add more eye-catching colors on a small SCALE.

Gardening skills are mostly confined to lush window boxes, and these provided a way to add more eye-catching colors on a small SCALE.

Some may say that this kind of architectural and design statement only suits a few dozen houseboats sitting in an isolated area of Victoria’s harbor. Yes, it’s a bold statement, but the positive – really joyous – response from visitors to the houseboats at Fisherman’s Wharf got us thinking about how people reacted to these houses.

We noticed the reaction was the same at other architectural gems we’ve visited, like the Guggenheim Bilbao  and Paulo Soleri’s Costanti. Design, style, well-used color, and scale – with a bit of charm, too – is enough to excite everyone.

 

July 2015

 

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Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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3 Responses to A statement. No words needed.

  1. Talk about rugged individualism (with some refined beauty thrown in). Lovely.

  2. Annette Davey says:

    stunning great ideas.

  3. Cliff Mail says:

    Good post, love the way the people express themselves through their house art. It is one of the things we have loved about the many villages we have been visiting.

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