Sunday, January 30, 2011

Une Maison Bleue...

Talking of houses... the blue house of the French song about hippie San Francisco has been rediscovered. I pictured a cottage high on a hill. In fact it's a substantial Victorian at 3841 - 18th Street in the Castro, in the relative lowlands between Sanchez and Church.

Google Street View here.

Maxime Le Forestier's lyrics here.

Performance of the song on YouTube here.

And here's my question: does the song change its meaning when the house becomes a fixed point on a map?

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