Little Boxes on the Main Street

Pastel Houses © 2008 Bo Mackison

Main Street in Nassau, the Bahamas.

Such lovely houses with bric a brac and hidden architectural beauties. Reminds me of the song about all the houses…

“Little boxes on the ‘main street.’
Little boxes made of ticky-tacky,
Little boxes, little boxes,
Little boxes, all the same.
There’s a green one and a pink one
And a blue one, “brightly painted ones”
And they’re all made out of ticky-tacky
And they all look just the same.”
lyrics by Malvina Reynolds (1960)

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Oh, I had all but forgotten those beautiful little houses. Thanks for the memories…

  2. I love the colors. 🙂

  3. I agree with robin, love the colors !

  4. I love the colors! They are so cute!

  5. What a gorgeous catch! This building looks like a dollhouse. Love the colors!

  6. Thanks for the comments. The islands do certainly dress in more festive wear than where I live.

  7. I had to laugh at how perfectly the lyrics went with the picture.

    Looks like both Tillamook and certain parts of San Francisco.

  8. Wonderful image Barb, the colors are beautiful in this 🙂

  9. I love the colors and the design on these buildings!!!!

  10. beautiful composition and colors

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