Friday, December 30, 2011
WOW!! That's the reaction I have each time I pass this house....WOW!! There's too much for my brain to process in that moment, so I finally had to take a photo to better analyze it. I still think, WOW!!
This little gem of a house is located in Vancouver and I'm rather curious as to what the neighbours think about it. I'm even more curious about what kind of people live here. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm all for people having freedom of expression - that's cool. I'm honestly interested in how their mind works...what makes you stand back, after the 200th ornament and say, 'hmmm, something's just not right, I know, we need more'. Obviously they must get a lot of pleasure from their display and I definitely enjoy things that make you pause and ponder and it does bring a smile to my face each time I see it.
It's clear to see that they put a lot of thought into it, colour selection, repetition etc, however my favourite detail is the small 'beware of dog' sign in the window. I mean do they really need a guard dog as a deterrent to theft?? If a burglar managed to make his way through the maze of characters and silk flowers and actually make it inside the house and grab one of maybe 60 TVs inside (assuming the more is more rule applies indoors too) wouldn't he be worried about making his way back through the maze with his arms now full of stolen goods and maybe limited vision!! Surely the risk of tripping and being impaled by Woody Woodpecker trumps getting a TV....I say, skip the risk and head to Best Buy - much safer!!!