Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Roof Top Terrace and Balconies in my City


This Sunday I want to show you a terrace and some balconies in my city that have caught my eye.


Something about this little vine dangling terrace caught my eye and my heart. I wish it had an awning, table, chairs, and potted plants.

Mini Balconies:

This balcony is so small, and so impractical as to be nearly unusable. Still, something about the clear clean white lines caught my eye.

How about this tiny balcony? I think the wrought iron gives it a Spanish flair.

If you LOVE it, I have good news for you - - - there's a "for sale" sign out front, the back side has a view of the Mighty Wisconsin, and I'd LOVE to have me some bloggy buddy neighbors.

I saw this big old Victorian and I thought, "What, no balcony Victoria???"

She NEEDS a balcony, doesn't she?

I looked around the corner to the side of the house, and low and behold - - - THERE was the tiny balcony.

Kind of an alcove balcony - - - perfect for a rendezvous!!!

Then there's this small white balcony with the chandelier nearly twice it's size!!! Quite stately.

Who knew we had "Gone With the Wind" in our little Central Wisconsin city???

Maxi Balconies:

I have long loved this house from the front. Just the other day I was a little surprised to discover it had a full balcony across the back.

I imagine the faux owl on the railing is scaring away pigeons and starlings.

"God Bless America, land that I love!!"

I love how this one feels like a porch above a porch. I think I'd have some furniture up there to enjoy a cool evening breeze.

Another beauty which you could own if you want to relocate here!

I've admired this house ever since I began working at the library and passing it's for sale sign every day.

I didn't notice this balcony across the back until today.

And how about all those "gingerbread" details? I think I'm in love.

And yes, I did walk right up to their garage door to snap this shot - - - I go to great lengths for you, my bloggy friends!

No no, don't strain your eyes looking for a balcony in this one - - - it isn't here.

This is the vista which can be viewed from the final two balconies of this post. It is our beautiful and busy Wisconsin River.

As a BONUS, on the 4th of July these folks can observe the fireworks without ever leaving their own balconies!!

Some might call this one a deck - - - but notice how HIGH it is. That is a full size car down there in the garage on the left.

I must tell you, I've been tempted to try to befriend these folks just so I could sit with them on their balcony and have a front row seat at the fireworks.

Yes, I really did admit that.

And finally, this modest balcony. Again, my fingers are itching to put some furniture up there - - - I think I could make it quite festive with some canvas lawn chairs and a matching table umbrella. I'm thinking red.

The pop of color wouldn't hurt either!!!

I hope you've enjoyed this balcony tour of my city. Now please hurry over to Unknown Mami's place to see what others are sharing from their cities this week.

Joining Unknown Mami
For Sundays in my City.

My city is Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin



Anonymous said...

Aaah, so beautiful houses!
I love huge balconies/terracies with umbrellas, easy to relax chairs...
Happy Sunday!

Actingbalanced said...

I'd love to move into the victorian and be your neighbor! I love old houses!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful homes!!

Love that Victorian and that would be my dream house!!


Wayne W Smith said...

I have to admit, I am a big fan of roof top terraces. I also wish I could have a roof top garden.

StarTraci said...

I love balconies but I am more akin to yours where I would have a place to sit and read. Several of those look like they are only big enough for Juliet to make a speech -- :-D!

Happy Sunday!

Tara R. said...

There is something so romantic about balconies and wrap-around porches.

Unknown said...

I like your balcony tour. I agree that most need flowers or furniture. Maybe because your winters are long and cold, people don't bother hauling out balcony furniture for the summer. In the South, our furniture on the balcony or porch is comfy year round.

Sandy said...

Keetha, been lurking for the past, oh, so many posts and now have to say thank you for all of them...The note from a gal that has watched you in action with your faith, your Badger cave, and now this wonderful porch post....Would love for you to be able to go and decorate the porches for those in WR that have a blank canvas with which you could work your skills....
Have a Blessed Sunday...
Love from NC

Claudya Martinez said...

I would not be adverse to you buying that place that is for sale and gifting it to me.

podso said...

Great post! Maybe those small balconies were for "fainting ladies" in their long dresses and hooped skirts. The one balcony, the nice long one with no chairs on it, would need someone to climb out the window to access it right? I always wondered about that kind of balcony!

Unknown said...

Be still my pounding heart! I do so love balconies, verandas and patio's. I think some canvas lawn chairs and red umbrella would be the perfect touch.

Anonymous said...

Keetha these are super - I'm amazed that not one has a potted plant or piece of furniture (is it so windy they might haul off and bonk someone on the head?). All blank canvases in need of some of that color you mention.

42N said...

What beautiful homes you have in your city! Nice theme.

Unknown said...

I love the thought of a balcony but I have to admit that our balcony is almost never used. Perhaps if it had some late morning sun it would be more welcoming, perhaps if there were somewhere else for the air conditioning unit there would be a little more space. Now it is nothing more than home for some potted plants that really could do with more sunshine. I would happily move into your neighbourhood and try out some other balconies :-)

Erin said...

Oooh...number 10 is my favorite! How do you come up with your Sundays in My City ideas? They are so neat!

Kay said...

Oh my goodness, I would totally walk around your city with you!!! I love architecture and those home are beautiful, not to mention they are eye catching with their balconies and terraces!

Mimi said...

Thank you for taking us along on your tour of your city while looking and showing us Balconies...I LOVE Homes in Az mostly do not have them....well alot of my neighbors have decks or balconies...but certainly NOT Like this!!!!I will post some pics just to show you what I mean!!!
I would LOVE to buy that Lovely White Home ....but I would surely FREEZE to death in the winter time....I am a desert rat!!!!

PAPS said...

Thanks for following me back. So many balconies.

nancygrayce said...

I just asked the Superhero is he wanted to move to Wisconsin......he said "are you nuts?" I answered "a little".....Love the victorian, could you go ask them to let you take pictures inside???


Beautiful homes!

Mrs4444 said...

You're funny. Beautiful homes.

We had a back balcony on our house, growing up. It was perfect for sneaking out of the house at night.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love them. Especially the first house!

Vidya Sury said...

The houses are all beautiful. I wish I could buy one. :D Balconies are precious! I love how you made a post of balconies! I enjoy looking at houses!