|Several places are under construction
The day after I got back from my holiday leave, I was immediately thrown into moving mode and packed out of my old place to move into a new one. The new place is just down the road from the old one, but there is a massive difference in both the neighborhood’s style and the people who live there. My new neighborhood is primarily ex-patriots and some Kuwaitis, whereas my old neighborhood was the most entirely Indian unskilled working-class expatriates. The new neighborhood is also much newer and as a result is cleaner and better kept.
One thing I like about the new place, is that I can walk Falkor around the neighborhood without having to walk in the street – – there are sidewalks. The neighborhood itself is also interesting in that each villa seems to have its own personality. I think that most of them are like the one I am living in where it is basically an apartment building for three or four tenants that is designed to look like a house for a single family. I couldn't imagine having a family big enough to need all three or four stories of these buildings, but I suppose it is possible. The houses are spaced very close, usually a meter on one side, and two meters on the other.
So for today's entry, I will take you on a walk around the neighborhood and show you some of the houses that I like or found interesting.
|Saw a place in Venice that looked exactly like this
|This is an Indian Preschool
|Biggest place in the neighborhood, nice wrought iron.
|A homage to Frank Lloyd Wright? Notice the spiral staircase
|Love the entry way and big second floor window
|Saw one similar in Miami
|A lot like the newer houses in England
|Like the colors
|Modern looking but nice
|This is my favorite house in the neighborhood. It reminds me of the Porta Negro in Trier, Germany
|Porta Negro Trier, Germany