01 March 2006

Strange..very strange

This is one of the strangest spots I´ve encounterd in this city. It might still be strange for me because it intrigued me as a child. I used to pass by this house and saw it always habitated by plants, without human soul on the inside. I thought it might be haunted or somthing strange had happened that this house had been taken over by plants. When I took this picture I realized that it´s just a top-class greenhouse. (Let´s just say I´m still intrigued by it, even though I know what it is. My inner child tells me so.) Posted by Picasa


Blogger Rob said...

Hi Cynthia,

Is it a greenhouse because it's green on the outside or because temperature and humidity conditions on the inside are righ for growing plants?

7:48 PM  
Blogger Simon said...

Beautiful cuddly house. Reminds me, in a sense, of some of Austrian artist/architect Hundertwasser's proposed houses with metre-high interstoreys to allow for space for filling in with earth and planting trees to grow out of the sides. (Sorry about the stodgy sentence.)

7:56 PM  
Blogger local b said...

Looks like you can crawl all over it. Doesn't it make you kind of want to? Hang from the plants like you're in the jungle? :) Could be what spoke to you as a child. Like a playground. Also has a nice secluded feel.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Mohammadreza said...

I agree with you. As an architect, I haven't seen anything like it before.

8:46 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

That's pretty cool! I would have thought it was a fancy house!

9:19 PM  
Blogger miss tango in her eyes said...

It is very enchanting. What street was it on? Did you end up dancing at the tango fest?

10:17 PM  
Blogger anna said...

Magnifique. Cela donne envie d'habiter ici.

3:39 AM  
Blogger Cynthia! said...

Hi all! Bob: it´s a green house because the "climate" on the inside is right for growing tropical plants, sometimes in the winter the glasses get fogged because it´s so warm in there.
Tango: It´s on Heredia St. in Belgrano. I went to the Festival and got my lesson: I stepped on a couple of feet but it was very fun. I got somewhat depressed because everyone danced so well, but I guess I´ll learn it someday.
bob, simon, localb, mohammadreza, wolf, tango, anna: thank you very much for your comments. (anna: merci beaucoup!)

9:38 AM  
Blogger miss tango in her eyes said...

You will tango one day! It was only your first lesson, Confiteria Ideal in the afternoon is a nice place to learn as they have a daytime milonga to practice as well as lessons. and lots of patient people to practice with too!

7:42 PM  

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