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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

ABC Wednesday: V is for veranda(h)


Veranda has varied spellings since verdandah is another way that it's spelled.

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The Moses Cone Manor has a veranda around part of it. As you can see in the front shot below part of the front has windows and is not a verandah, but on the other side of the entrance is a veranda and it wraps around the sides. I usually call verandas porches but a porch can be enclosed with a screen or glass and verandas are usually open with only a roof and railing. A veranda can also refer to the entrance so if the part below only had the small veranda in front of the door and didn't wrap around it could still be a veranda. According to that definition my front stoop could be a veranda but that would be silly since my stoop is a stoop not worthy of a fancy word like veranda.
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24 comments:

Arija said...

That's a neat little shack. Here in Australia verandahs are an important shield against the sun and provide shade for sitting under as well as shading the walls of the house to keep the summer heat out.

photowannabe said...

Pretty fancy veranda photos. When I hear that word I think of mint julups and Southern humidity.

Mar said...

What lovely architecture and beautiful verandas...!!

V is for verdigris

Cezar and Léia said...

wow magnificent veranda!
This facade is adorable!
Léia

VioletSky said...

That is one beautiful entrance!
I grew up with the word veranda, but it seems to be slowly replaced by porch.

Kathy said...

The houses of the wealthy have verandas. The houses of ordinary people (like me) have porches! Love your photos, and living in the eastern part of Texas where we were greatly influenced by the South, there are quite a few homes with verandas here (but there are even more with porches!).

Roger Owen Green said...

lovely veranda! (Tho I never have seen it spelled with an h.)

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

EG Wow said...

I would love to have a verandah on my home like that, especially if my house would look like that. :)

Gigi Ann said...

Love those verandahs, they are lovely.

Shooting Parrots said...

An impressively blue sky to show off the white of the verandah!

W. Latane Barton said...

That is a magnificent house... did I say house? I mean mansion. Okay, I'll let you know when I move in.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Any way you spell it, I love them. Thinking of some of the old estates we've toured -- just pour us a lemonade (or a mint julep)!

Sandy Carlson said...

That's one beautiful manor. Your photos are just great.

Meryl said...

What a beautiful home!

Ann said...

The second photo looks like an iced cake.

Houses I grew up in Borneo have a verandah, keeps us warm so we don't have to be inside all the time.

Wanda said...

Wow....those are no little verandas. Never had a home with one...

chubskulit said...

Very grand!

Please come and see the Voyage of the Mermaid. Happy holidays!

Kay L. Davies said...

A beautiful building, Carver, and I have a soft spot for verandas, no matter how they're spelled. When my husband sees a house with a veranda, he calls it a "Kay House"!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Gattina said...

I could just move in !

Rambling Woods said...

Love that house..I didn't know there was more than one spelling...

mary said...

That's how we spell veranda too. This manor is awesome I love the white paint it look very elegant.

ABC Wed.

Tumblewords: said...

Love your description of the big porch noun. :) What a place that is. It would be fun to wander around there until it needed the windows washed and the floors mopped.

Indrani said...

Lovely pictures.

zongrik said...

so spic and span clean and white, amazing

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