Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Villalucy | Port Townsend | Washington | WPA Studio

The cliffs of sand and knotted tree limbs face west toward the Straight of Juan de Fuca and what seems like the horizon beyond. Except for what has rolled in on the water, the beach at their feet is deserted; for most, the uneven crumbling footing on the way down is more than enough reason to turn back.

But on top, at the cliff's edge, the world is different. Here a tidy twisting gravel road provides easy access to a neatly strung set of lots. Almost as neatly each of these parcels has been domesticated for weekend living. Heavy houses straddle the land. With the trees between them and the water view razed, lawns have been cultivated and studded with mums.......more

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