Here’s a wall down a side street in New Orleans. I’d been enjoying the beautiful flowers everywhere, how lovely and festive everything was, and then I encountered this empty wall.
But it’s not empty. It has a little mold growing on it, and then there’s that light. I don’t think it works. But maybe it does.
There’s something about a wall. It can keep things out, or keep things in. Robert Frost says it makes good neighbors, or something like that. Maybe it was fences he was talking about. It’s all the same.
I’ve been known to put up walls, and keep them up. The secret is they’re scalable. Or if you really try, you’ll find the secret passage and walk through.
20 thoughts on “another brick in the wall”
it so humble, yet plain to see walls and flowers, can be very nice to see, still they both disappear when no longer needed, to reveal perhaps nothing at all
It a great concept, with some good insights. Walls and fences, indeed one and the same.
The pic is great, but the words rock…. thanks my friend….
Lovely post, Maria. I’ve been thinking about walls too, and the words “inclusive” and “exclusive”. Seems there is a lot to write about when it comes to walls…
How interesting a discovery. It’s nice the way you match pictures with words, or the other way around. What mysteries lay beyond the bricks? What secrets did that lantern, bring to light?
nice! (and thanks)
Lovely composition, both photographic and written. If I knew you personally, I’d want to learn more about that secret passageway.
I loved how the rich textures and colors altered in and on that wall matched the social angle you gave on wall – scalable- secret entry, etc. – very sweet 🙂
Thank you! I love your observation.
Makes me think of The Secret Garden. Enjoyed this!
thanks! I thought the same thing.
Maybe there is a hidden door on that wall :)).
Nice photo. Its always said “less is more.” In this case definitely.
Great contribution. That wall along with the lantern speak history to me.
Nice! Are you from the area?
I’m in Indiana 😀
Ah, the magic of New Orleans walls…..very pretty.
I like that we can find a secret passage and walk right through that wall.