Not far from Curt's Cafe (to see Curt's Cafe post click on http://fromthesol.blogspot.com/2016/08/through-my-lens_29.html ) is another neighborhood ... a neighborhood of, let us say, tasteful opulence. Not the homes of the 1 percent, but let's say the upper 10 percent. There is still a small segment of middle class in America, but the politics and greed are quickly guiding the wealth to the upper 1 % and to some extent the upper 10% at the expense of the 90%. Still sound like the land of opportunity? It is sad what greed and power lust can do to even the best well intended, equality minded system.
This is the original house in the area ... an old ornate Victorian farm house. It has been restored and remains a place of beauty.
This is either a story of great love or one of a possessive, controlling obsession. When the daughter married, the father bought her the house next door and built a tunnel between the two houses. You decide ...
Most of the people can afford gardeners and the yards reflect the TLC given at a price :)
This house has a twin across the street built by a sister (not sure if she was a twin). Sorry, the picture I took of the twin didn't turn out :(
Don't get me wrong ... I love these beautiful neighborhoods and the people who live here are hard working and have earned their way for the most part. They are not the culprits but the benefactors of a skewed system. There really is enough to go around if the billionaire class would reinvest in our economy instead of hoarding their billions in off shore banks so they won't have to pay taxes. Shame, shame!