The Back of the House

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven
The back of the house, Bethlehem, Connecticut © Steven Willard

The back of the house, Bethlehem, Connecticut © Steven Willard

It must be the contrarian in me, but I found the back of the Bellamy-Ferriday House to be more interesting than the formal front that normally gets more attention. The front is where “company” would have been shown into the house; the work is done ’round back. Besides, at this time of day the light was much more interesting.

Of course this doesn’t mean that I might not photograph the front some other time; I’m leaving my options open. I think this would be good advice if I was in the advice business or if anyone ever asked me. “Don’t just look at the front, explore and keep your options open”. Not that anyone asked me.

The Bellamy-Ferriday House and Gardens is open to the public for a nominal fee and is located at 9 Main Street North, Bethlehem, CT 0675.

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3 thoughts on “The Back of the House

  1. Its strange that you mention the back of the house being more interesting than the front Steven because the same thing happens to me often 🙂 Some times there are too many trees or some other type of distraction in the front. In any case this photo is a great example of “exploring your options” as you say. Wonderful work.

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Joe. I think maybe we are both drawn to the part of the house where stuff gets done, in a way like “below stairs” in the English manor. This is where the laundry was hung out to dry, and the dog given its bath; it’s more “real”.

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