Today for Outdoor Wednesday we are finally leaving my garden and going on a road trip.
Often the hunt for junk/stuff/antiques takes me to interesting and unusual places. But, this was a first for me: an estate sale in a geodesic dome home. This house is only a few miles from my home. But being hidden off the main streets, I never knew it was there.
Unfortunately, the "dead end' sign pretty much says it all for the future of this untended and unloved home. The roof looks better in the photo than it did in person. Imagine that reroofing repair bill!
The geodesic dome was popularized by R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) who built his first geodesic dome in 1949. This isn't what he had in mind for his "house of the future."
I heard R. Buckminster Fuller speak in a lecture series in the late 1970's. I loved being in the room with one of our leading futurists and visionaries. I think he would be sad to see what has happened to one of his ideas.... because now in the present....
there's a shopping cart parked in the front yard. They're cutting the grass around it. At least they still ARE cutting the grass, right?
And dealers are waiting in line ready to rush the door at the stroke of 9am. Oh, wait...I guess they started shopping a little early...
They are doing exactly what you think they are! I guess they couldn't wait until they got inside.
Yes, that is an antenna inside the house surrounded by 1950's plastic flowers. Unfortunately, none of my other interior shots came out. Trust me it was an eclectic mix of Victorian, mid-century, funky and kitsch.
Bottom line, it was a "blast from the past" on an otherwise uneventful Thursday morning. I did find some things to sell ...including an original to the house 1950's yellow mesh kitchen table, but I left will mixed feelings about hope/future vs. reality/now. How about you?