Saturday, November 14, 2009

Widow's Walk


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Location: Dewey Beach, Delaware

Additional Information: The Widows Walk is one part legend and one part architectural element. In the mythos of Americana the Widows Walk is portrayed as primarily a lookout for the families of sailors hoping to catch a glimpse of their loved one's vessel as it returned from sea. Seldom, however, is any aspect of a home so narrowly focused and thus, the railed platforms likely were also utilized as a perch for simpler sightseeing and for maintenance to a buildings uppermost parts. 

Relative Link: Suzanne Vega "Widow's Walk"



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