Thursday, September 9, 2010

Dena Garage Door Smackdown

1910: Housed a horse and a model T



On Las Flores



Great garage, but you'll have to take my word for it



If I had a garage, which I don't, I'd swing in this direction


Dena blog friends have given their best, from Petrea to Laurie. I say (all photo talent and effects aside), nothing compares to the Alta.

43 comments:

  1. If I had a garage I think I'd go for something like this:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_XU9x8G7khv0/S6kMXJv2gKI/AAAAAAAANyk/6blgWwgvmMo/s1600-h/6.bmp

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  2. You are so competitive. You could've put up my funky ones, but nooooo.

    Just wait until I...uh...figure something out.

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  3. There's always Austin Art Garage
    http://austinartgarage.posterous.com/

    which is art in a garage, as opposed to art on a garage.

    Nice finds, especially that second photo.

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  4. I guess if we have street art, why not garage art? Again my horizons broaden here . . .

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  5. Pray for the garage.

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  6. I have a pretty cool garage door, that's like a big barn door. The scarey part is what's behind it.

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  7. Great garage doors, I love 'em!

    I liked your story about Miss Coogan too - it reminded me of my very first teacher in Infants school ...Miss Bradbury. Scary as hell, old as the hills, thick grey hair always up in a bun, but the sweetest smile if you were upset!
    Have a great weekend :)

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  8. I think our neighbour's dog just saw someone walking past with a camera and photographing her garage ~ she's barking her head off.

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  9. I like the one on Las Flores, it looks like those pots are suspended in the air.

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  10. Los Flores: "Quick, call CNN. I think an image of the Virgin Mary has formed on our garage!"

    The last one: Looks like you could drive off into the sunset, destroying your garage door in the process.

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  11. Petrea's right: That's a heartless bit of cherry picking. But you do have Bulgarini, so I'm going to give it to you.

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  12. Petrea better not sulk for too long, she knows I have something much more sinister I could share.

    Wayne and Jean, you're coming from opposite ends of the spectrum, but love them both.

    Las Flores is also the street where you can find Jesus spelled out in green gravel, and someone else uses Xmas lights to make a giant star on the chimney.

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  13. I beg to differ with you. We can rock a garage door in the "adjacents" just fine, thank you very much. I don't wish to brag BUT my first solo commission passed on to me by the man "Kent Twitchel" was to paint owners Ti and Rita's portraits on their garage door. Somewhere off La Brea in the community of Winchester.

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  14. I have 4 plain white very expensive wood garage doors. Nothing worth photographing. My old house had bifold garage doors (like on a closet) that weighed about 1000 pounds each. It also had a 1928 gas pump and was heated; it was an awesome garage. But the mural on the garage door is indeed interesting looking!

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  15. I’ve always thought a garage was where to park my car .... if the door was open ...

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  16. I've painted flowers on gates and painted rugs on porches but never thought about the garage. Hmmmm.

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  17. Wayne...I should've known...

    Now I'm curious about the garage next door to the barking dog...

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  18. W, doesn't have a car so he' not in this game. I have a two car garage and I"m not up to painting anything except the Eiffel Tower on them.

    In B'ham we ain't got no fancy schmancy stuff on our "geerages". We park 'em and that's about it.
    V

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  19. V: Admit it. Your car is up on blocks in the living room.

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  20. Does anybody have a spare garage? The Chieftess needs one to store her convertible for the winter. Painted door not required, although much admired.

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  21. I'm not one for religious iconography but I love the cactus garden on Las Flores with those little pots hanging in mid-air. And is that a doggie on the left? I'm going to have to walk Tommy up there today to check it out.

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  22. I just read the following quote on Facebook: "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian just as standing in a garage doesn't make you a car." This is getting complicated.

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  23. Aha! I think what they're saying is going to church makes you a car, and standing in a garage makes you a Christian.

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  24. Well, for sure standing in the Las Flores garage might make one a Christian.

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  25. Oh for heaven's sake Earl, the truck is up on blocks in the back yard, not the living room! And of course I have the obligatory washer on the front porch where it belongs.

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  26. Come on over to my garage! See what it turns you into.

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  27. Earl, V is being modest, she would never have a truck in her living room, her Trans Am is in its proper place in her front yard on cement blocks and the transmission is in the bathtub.

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  28. If the Trans-Am is up on blocks in the front yard, and there's a washing machine on Virginia's front porch, how many dogs are sleeping under that front porch right now?

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  29. You bullies, leave our southern belle alone. Thank god you guys aren't pointing to my people of helmet and horn. I'd have to crawl under reindeer skins to escape the arrows.

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  30. I'm paying V a compliment. A Trans Am is a sign of prosperity. I know, all I have in my yard is a dead Dodge Neon. True story. And I'm not going to tell you what died and is sitting on saw horses in my dining room.

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  31. I don't think dbdubya's being a bully. Sounds like he's posing a math problem.

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  32. I love the garage door smackdown. Petrea... I hope to see an answering smackdown on your blog! I, of course, will sit on the sidelines and just enjoy the conflict-- and probably just keep posting pictures of coffee....

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  33. V: I apologize for poking fun at your lifestyle. And just to make up for it, if I ever visit you, I will help you with your laundry by turning the crank on the wringer.

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  34. I don't think I'll be smacking the Hiker down.

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  35. Kat...I hope you'll be drinking some of that coffee while observing the smackdown showdown...perhaps with a little something extra in it???

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  36. The people of the land of helmet and horn dry fish on their washing lines.

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  37. I didn't really think about it before, but I see now that garage doors are made for murals.

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  38. Bellis, shhhhh. Or I'll start talking about British cooking, or worse, British tennis.

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  39. My garage door was so shocked by all the pictures of garage doors it fell off.

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