Our backyard is more of a side yard shaped like an ‘L.’ It’s long and narrow on the right side of the apartment and then it extends a little to the left behind the master and guest bedrooms. There’s a strange stage-like area in the back of the yard that intrigues me. Four stairs lead up to a travertine tiled veranda space (meaning this space was designed for something, I just don’t know what). Notice the windows? They’re not ours, but this is our backyard. The windows belong to the neighbors next door (whom I’ve never met, seen, know, but have heard). I was thinking it looked pretty nice until I took this picture. You can’t see the screens, but they’re barely hanging off the windows. It’s looking kind of shabby. I avoid this area because I don’t understand it. I’m afraid the neighbors are hanging out in this room near the windows watching me take pictures. Of what? That’s the conundrum and the pop quiz…only I don’t have the answer this time.
So…what do YOU think it is?
- a stage for puppet performances? The neighbors could get a behind the scenes glimpse from their view.
- an entertaining arena? It’s so private and far removed from the street, but not the neighbors.
- a place to relax and sip wine while talking to your neighbors through their windows?
- a yoga pavilion?