Saturday, June 7, 2008
Home is Where the Heart is...
...In some cases, more literally than others.
I have boldly and unashamedly stolen the image above from fellow blogger Undercover Dragon, because I am so thoroughly entranced by it.
Yes, it is an actual Google Earth image of an actual house (at 23°38'43.92"N 57°59'16.15"E , according to the Dragon), right here in Our Little Sultanate.
Now these parts are not, usually, given to the kind of wretched excess that has become a hallmark of some of our neighbors (indoor ski slope, anyone?), but apparently more of it goes on, quietly, than one might think. I would love to drive out and see this creation for myself, but I have a feeling that security in those parts is rather tight (the house is said to be the dwelling of a Royal Aunt).
One wonders if the motif is carried out thoroughly - are there in fact innumerable little cherubs everywhere, are there heart-shaped sofas and beds and bathtubs? Or is it just something that you slowly are meant to figure out for yourself, with the Royal Aunt smirking discreetly in the background at your confusion?
So much one will never really know in this Land of Mystery and Enchantment...