Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Painted Ladies, San Francisco - USA
In this postcard we have another beautiful photography, this time giving us the strong contrast between classical and modern San Francisco - I've seen some of this famous Victorian Houses in the movies but I didn't knew the expression "Painted Ladies"(it makes sense when you think of the vivid colors they're painted) and had no idea that they were built almost 50000 on those hills! Thank you Jacqueline. This postcard took 9 days to arrive!
"Painted ladies" is a term in American architecture used for Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings painted in three or more colors that embellish or enhance their architectural details. The term was first used for San Francisco Victorian houses by writers Elizabeth Pomada and Michael Larsen in their 1978 book. About 48,000 houses in the Victorian and Edwardian styles were built in San Francisco between 1849 and 1915, and many were painted in bright colors.