Tuesday, July 12, 2011

They have purple trees

Another fantastic doorway from West Hollywood near the Beverly Hills one I talked about earlier. This gave access to an entrance courtyard which just seems to me the height of Southern Californian living.

The other highlight of the area are the Jacaranda trees which fill the streets with a lovely scent and the most beautiful purple flowers you have ever seen! The cherry blossoms of the west coast perhaps?

10 comments:

One Olive said...

Thank you for posting this! I'm feeling nostalgic and can almost smell those trees.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Olive, I can see why; It was charming!

The Devoted Classicist said...

I love the courtyard doors, but wish the interface with the wall was a little better. Stunning, none the less. What is the scent of the flowering trees?

The security word: faboo

I agree.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Classicist, the relationship was better in person but not perfect. Old doors -new wall perhaps? The scent was light but a heavy pungent floral - maybe like peony somewhat?

Karena said...

Stefan, this brings back memories of my years in San Diego, loved the jacarandas!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

David Toms said...

I absolutely adore jacaranda trees which are quite prolific back home in Australia! When they are in bloom en masse the effect is stunning!

Robert Webber said...

Fab first pic!
Best
R

The Down East Dilettante said...

Oh, how I adore Jacaranda trees!

And that dooryway

maison21 said...

jacarandas are my favorite- even with the hellacious sticky mess they make, and while i love a courtyard aesthetically, something about how they isolate homes from interacting with their neighborhood is a bit unsettling to me. i *like* community, not living behind walls.

Kwana said...

These are so pretty!