Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Charlie had off from work today so we decided to take advantage of the nice weather and do our favorite thing; take a walk through Newtown. Newtown, PA is where Charlie grew up. We love it because it's an area that's not too far from the city but it has that super small town feel that I love. It's a historic town with all types of old colonial houses painted in their original crazy color schemes. I thought this would be a good opportunity to take some photos on our walk since Charlie is lending my one of the DSLR's from his collection of cameras. He taught me how to use the camera and I got some sweet shots of our favorite place. :)
Here's some of the pretty colored houses I was talking about..
I call this house below the Tenpenny House because it's got my colors, black, white, and that dusty aqua. :)
I affectionately call this house below the Mac N' Cheese House.
We basically watched this house being built from the ground up. It's one of the newer ones that was designed to look like the historic ones. Every time we came here to walk around during the past three or four years it was in a different stage of development. I'm determined to live in it one day because it's so awesome. I guess it's sort of my dream house right now :). It also has this huge 4 car garage in the back that's sided with the same mac n' cheese. The first thing I'd do if I moved there would be to turn it into a printmaking studio. I'd die. It's more and more my dream house with each thought. *sigh* One day.. :)
We kept walking to a few streets we've never ventured down before and came across some old train tracks and a pretty little patch of lavender wildflowers.
A clock shop on the main street..
And of course, Newtown Book and Record Exchange. If you've seen the movie Signs, you've seen the inside of this shop. I tried to find a youtube clip of the bookstore scene but no luck. If you know what I'm talking about though let me just say this.. no one anywhere near Newtown or Bucks County has an accent like they're from the deep south and says things like "city folk". After all, it's maybe 45 minutes away from Philadelphia. M. Night used a little poetic license there apparently. ;) Just some trivia for you!
I love the bright red shutters peaking out of the corner in the next photo. And the brick paths that make up the sidewalks here.
Perfect day for a walk. :)
Anyone else favor that small town feel or are you all about city living? I've done both and I have to say small town is perfect for me.
Hope your week is going well!