Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mule House Dream . . .

When I happened upon this idyllic setting in eastern France in 1991, I thought I might have at long last found the dream house I've been looking for all my life, and am still seeking. . . but oh drat !, this one was already inhabited by a pair of very ornery mules who weren't about to share it with any interlopers like me. I really liked the looks of this place ; one airy room for all purposes, the bathing trough outside, big windows, shade trees . . . what more could one want in a dream house ? ? ?
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Just an aside on this, when we were little (which dates me somewhat) Richard Nixon was in the process of bringing eternal ridicule upon himself and the office of president of the United States. Somehow we figured out that his middle name (which should have been "Mud" by then) was in fact Milhous. Through some joyous twist of teenage depravity, we transformed that to "Mulehouse", and for weeks on end regaled each other by calling him Richard "Mulehouse" Nixon. So when I saw this place I couldn't help but think. . . "Ahhh, at long last, the true Mulehouse of our youth !"
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10 comments:

Catherine said...

Hi Owen... whilst ruminating on Death and Mexico over the last few days which was all started with that Doll Cemetery stuff, two other things occurred yom that might be of interest to you
1) The Death Museum in Aguascalientes ( opened last year I think...haven't been yet )
2) The cult surrounding Santa Muerte ( Saint Death ) which is growing rapidly here in Mexico... keep meaning to visit some of their altars but they are in very dodgy parts of town!!

That is the chicken said...

Yup! Those mules don't look they want house guests to me!

Steve said...

Nice ass (not a reference to Nixon)!

jeff34 said...

Tiens, ... on t'as pris en photo...! Bon, ça va... elle était trop facile celle-là !
Ciao Amigo... mais attends... c'est pas moi à côté ? et le droit à l'image ! Hein !...

Martha said...

Wow, what an impressive blog you have here! Wonderful photography! I sure hope you'll consider joining my color carnival photo meme! - Yep, that was an official invitation, not that you needed one, it's open for all to play :-)

The Sagittarian said...

Puts a whole new spin on "Honey, get yo' ass outta bed", however if one was in a stable relationship I guess it would work.

Paris said...

Owen...took a spin through your blog and am really like it. I plan to return!...

TheChicGeek said...

Neat photograph, Owen :)

Shanna said...

I just discovered your blog and I am totally enthralled!!!

I look forward to more posts, more pictures, more words, more of everything.

You reveal such another world.

desi said...

Hi Owen,
1stly..thanx for commenting on my blog..

2ndly..you have a FANTASTIC BLOG! I am really into photography and i like ALL your photos!

This little house would be PERFECT for me. I only need a roof over my head when I sleep, the rest of the time I'll be running around outside! :D

your stuff are also very nostalgic..i like i like!

peace!
:D esi