My World #88: Drive By Shooting

20 Sep

Each time I go to the city, I begged to stay a while longer after our errands were done to enjoy the wonderful Victorians, Queen Annes, Italianates, etc. I have yet to do a photo walk around the streets of San Francisco to capture these lovely houses. However, a few months ago, over an unfortunate circumstance, we found ourselves driving really slowly around the streets of Alameda, a city in the East Bay that is known for its Victorian houses. I was doing double duty, keeping my eye on the thing that we were looking for and also drive by shooting. Here are a few of the pretty little houses I have snapped. They’re not all Victorians. Enjoy.





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Posted by on September 20, 2010 in My World


31 responses to “My World #88: Drive By Shooting

  1. barb

    September 20, 2010 at 1:15 am

    Very charming – I have never visited Alameda but will put it on my list for my next trip to the Bay area.

    • ewok1993

      September 20, 2010 at 9:24 pm

      I hope you keep this tiny town in mind next time you come to town. I have to schedule a return visit just to photograph some more houses.

  2. Carver

    September 20, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Great shots of the beautiful old houses. My brother rented an apartment in an old house that reminds me of these when he lived in San Francisco before he got married. He and his wife bought a house in Mill Valley after they had kids so no longer live inside the city but I loved the old house that was converted to hold several apartments where he used to live. The whole neighborhood was full of beautiful houses like these. Some were single family homes but others were converted to hold several apartments. I don’t remember his address from back then though.

  3. carol

    September 20, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Oh, I love these beautiful old houses! The first is my favorite. But they are all pretty in different ways. I would love to take a peek inside….

  4. kayni

    September 20, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    i love the purple house πŸ™‚

  5. Sylvia Kirkwood

    September 20, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Oh, I love your drive by shootings! What beautiful old houses! I really love the second one! Fantastic captures and a great tour! Hope you have a fun week! Enjoy!


  6. aka Penelope

    September 20, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    These home speak of an elegant beauty and of a refinement not easily found in modern times. Thank you for sharing these jewels!

    • ewok1993

      September 20, 2010 at 9:23 pm

      They are elegant. I wish I could take a peek inside πŸ˜€

  7. Ebie

    September 20, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I love these homes, but they are just way beyond my budget. The green VW van is so adorably parked in the house.

    • ewok1993

      September 20, 2010 at 9:23 pm

      I just look bec I know they’re out of my reach. I have to go back and see some more.

      I love the VW Bug too. I thought it added character to the house.

  8. robert

    September 20, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    What a great city, country it must be … second house me favourite. Sigh, thank you for this nice escape. Please have a wonderful Tuesday.

  9. BlossomFlowerGirl

    September 20, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    I love these old houses. They look so “American” – the Queen Annes, Victorians and Edwardians here have a different something to them.

  10. EG Wow, Canada

    September 20, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    I’d love to know your secrets for taking drive-by shootings! You always get such clear shots.

  11. Kay Davies

    September 20, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Just gorgeous, Ewok!! There are quite a few old houses in the small city near our town, and I love to drive around there just to bask in their atmosphere. My husband would call the first two of these “Kay houses” because he knows I love the old verandas.

    Alberta, Canada

  12. dawn

    September 21, 2010 at 12:13 am

    What gorgeous homes! Great shots!

  13. Alicesg

    September 21, 2010 at 12:59 am

    These homes are so beautiful. Love the different designs of each home.

  14. lotusleaf

    September 21, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Such beautiful homes! Your shots are very good and precise, considering they are driving by shots.

  15. SandyCarlson

    September 21, 2010 at 1:33 am

    Really beautiful stuff.

  16. J Bar

    September 21, 2010 at 1:57 am

    They’re beautiful.

  17. seniorhiker

    September 21, 2010 at 3:19 am

    I enjoy the results of your drive-by shooting. It would be nice to see the interiors of some of these beautiful houses.

  18. Bram

    September 21, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Beautiful architecture

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

    My Word Tuesday post

    Seen on My World Tuesday

  19. Rob G

    September 21, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Yay for drive-by pics and these are wonderful. Love the old houses.

  20. Rajesh

    September 21, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Great shots. These houses are really pretty.

  21. luna miranda

    September 21, 2010 at 10:25 am

    i wouldn’t mind living here. (LOL)
    they’re quaint and beautiful. fabulous drive-by shots.

  22. Lesley

    September 21, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I don’t think I’d be able to stop myself from shooting these either!

  23. zeal4adventure

    September 21, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I have a weakness for old architectures/houses and these are just adorable. Will be in Alameda in October (pero 1 day lang hehe!) Sana I”ll have time to urge my friend to pass by these houses too. πŸ™‚

  24. Marites

    September 21, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    great choices! they are so pretty!! Hope that someday I can visit that place and do some photo opps:) havea good week!

  25. blue

    September 21, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    wow,very nice houses…it is so nice to see such beauty like this while driving,atleast you won’t get bored because your eyes are too busy looking around lol!

  26. Linnea

    September 22, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Oh…they’re all charming and so different from one another. I always wanted to live in an old house like that. I guess they’re a lot of work to keep up though. I’ll take the last one – the big brown one!

  27. Regina

    September 23, 2010 at 5:32 am

    Wow gorgeous homes.
    Great captures.

    Regards dear one.

  28. Indrani

    September 24, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Need your help in an online contest.
    Can you help?


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