Happy Thursday Everyone.
Joining Norm 2.0 and the Door Crew with GARAGE DOORS from The Fan neighborhood in Richmond, VA.
My top three Garage doors from The Fan:
- The Fan neighborhood has the name because of the “triangular-fan shape” streets make from Belvidere to Boulevard.
- It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Go here to read more about The Fan.
- The Fan is where the area called Carytown can be found – and an old Carytown Thursday Doors’ post is HERE
Slideshow with a few more pics:
During May 2019 I am sharing poetry from Emily Dickinson as I do some “light exploring” of her life and work.
These two poems stood out to me this month. Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was writing her poems in Massachusetts around the time that The Fan neighborhood was developing here in Virginia.
Today’s two poems have the social psychology element, which connects to The Fan because whew, there can be some snob appeal for some folks who reside here. Virginia pride, Southern Pride, and having roots in The Fan area is sometimes stuffy.
Liz Jewett (here) noted that “for a certain set, status is all about where you live, street name and number, with Monument Avenue as the upper echelon. History in the Fan is all about grand monuments and turn of the century homes.” However, there is also a ton of apartment housing, VCU students, crime, vintage shops, diversity galore, and as Liz Jewett noted, “Early Fan mornings are predominantly populated by runners or young people stumbling home hungover.”
Afraid! Of Whom Am I Afraid?
I’m Nobody! Who are You?
Care to read more poetry from Emily Dickinson? I have a Master Post coming next week as I wrap up my adventure. Also, the complete List of Emily Dickinson’s 1,775 Poems is HERE
Seeing that we were exploring some social psychology – here are comics from Priorhouse archives that seem to fit in.
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