Painted Ladies of Ann Arbor

18 Apr

A lot of us travel to San Francisco to see the world famous Painted Ladies – rows of highly ornate and colorful wood houses of similar Victorian style sitting next to each other on a little hill. But have you noticed that there could be different version of “painted ladies” in your or your nearby neighborhoods too?

I found the Painted Ladies of AA (Ann Arbor) when I started walking around my historic Old West Side neighborhood. They are not as ornate as the ones in San Fran, but to me they are equally beautiful and their more plain decoration makes me feel very cozy walking around them. Instead of going far to find art and beauty, I hope that there are Painted Ladies everywhere for caring neighbors to discover in their neighborhood.

around west liberty st & seventh st, ann arbor, michigan – 2:53pm, jan 1, 2012


8 Responses to “Painted Ladies of Ann Arbor”

  1. michaeljohn32 April 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    I really like to ride my bike through this area and sometimes I stop to just take in the beauty of some of these little neighborhoods. I’m glad other people see it the same way!

    • kam April 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

      People of AA are so lucky to have such beauty in everything – streets, downtown, parks, sidewalks!

  2. Sartenada April 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    So beautiful and so lovely. I do love these photos; they are great all of them. Thank You showing them! Anyhow they bring to my mind old wooden houses of


    Have a lovely day!

    • kam April 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

      Thanks for the note! Pispala is so beautiful. The trees look like those in Michigan too!

  3. Mark April 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    I travelled 6000 miles to see the Painted Ladies in SF. These houses have a more homely character – great pictures!

    • kam April 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

      Thanks for the note! The ones in SF are not bad, but more of imperial style, so fine in details, not homely at all!

  4. sarah April 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    nice porches. I prefer the simplicity to the more ornate “painted ladies”

    • kam April 18, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

      Thanks, I agree that the front porches and the front lawn make them look very inviting!

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