Wednesday, August 7, 2013

street signs - Alfresco Lawn

This would be a dream address - Alfresco Lawn. It's my favourite street name of all time. And unlike many other lovely, dreamy sounding street names, it is much closer to reality than say "Meadowlark Lane" or "Forest Drive". (I've no idea where those streets are, but they nowadays are likely to be so named for the things that were replaced when the developer moved in rather than for it's natural surroundings.)
And just for fun, here is a photo of 2 Alfresco Lawn
This street can be found in the beaches area of Toronto, in the east end. It is not very long and I believe there are slightly more than a dozen homes on it. Many were built in the early 1900s and look similar to #2. As a bonus, it is only a spit away from the lake and the beach/boardwalk.





This is a new series I'm working so I can do something with the street signs I collect. It may be weekly, or monthly, or infrequent since the collection is a bit sporadic and I want to show it alphabetically. I may give up on that part (the alphabetical part, though it would hurt my brain to do so). I may or may not have information or interesting insights into the name or the sign. You'll just have to keep returning to see.

a post for signs,signs

17 comments:

  1. Love the name - and the house. I'm intrigued by streets signs and wonder how some of them came about.

    Often the street signs with names of trees are disappointing, as the trees are not there. They cut down all the trees and named the streets after them.

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    1. I know. We have an area called "The Orchard". It fairly new and many of streets are named after the apples from the original orchard that is no longer there. Needless to say there are no apple trees anywhere, either.

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  2. Alfresco Lawn sounds idyllic, particularly being so close to the lake. I might change my mind in the winter - lol - but, nonetheless, I'm sure it would still be beautiful. :-)

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    1. At least Lake Ontario doesn't freeze over.

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  3. Oh I love this. It is definitely an outdoor lawn (although are there any other kinds?). You are so right about many street names. In our old neighborhood in Oregon they tore down a nut tree orchard to build a McMansion subdivision....all the streets are of course called "Walnut Court" or "Filbert Lane" or some such ...

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    1. I've never seen a street named a 'lawn' anywhere else.

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  4. I, too, love odd/different street names. We passed many in our travels. One that sticks out is "Over the Hill Road" - one that I would NOT want to live on! Ha ha!Now Alfresco Lawn? That's a different story!

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  5. I used to live on Old Orchard Road and that is exactly what was no longer there. Still, it was somewhat rural and idyllic yet.

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  6. What a great street to live on! I shudder to think what the prices are like.

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    1. yes, it would be but a dream for most of us

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  7. Usually real estate developments name subdivisions after what use to be there, like "windy oaks" but they cut down the oaks and blocked the wind.

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  8. Hi, thanks for the visit. I love that little house.

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  9. Interesting to look closely at the variety of street signs. This street name has a wonderful ambience. And love the house design.

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  10. What a great street name. I remember, on a visit to California gold country, seeing a little lane called Pig Turd Alley. I didn't see any pigs or their droppings, either. I was told that the sign is constantly being stolen!

    My Signs post is at:

    http://rnsane.blogspot.in/2013/08/signs-signs-sign-near-vatican-in-rome.html

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  11. Lovely street name, seems like a sign in a dream... :)

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