Description The Italianate architecture of this home in Jefferson, Texas supports a beautiful 'Widow's Walk' cupola. A popular romantic myth holds that the platform was used to observe vessels at sea. The name is said to come from the wives of mariners, who would watch for their spouses' return, often in vain as the ocean took the lives of the mariners, leaving the women widows. In other coastal communities, the platforms were called Captain's Walk, as they topped the homes of the more successful captains; supposedly, ship owners and captains would use them to search the horizon for ships due in port.This image is COPYRIGHT REGISTERED~~ALL RIGHTS RESERVED~~MCN:CD6CX-HYPNY-F8WSF
Betty Northcutt, Beckville, Texas Member Since November 2010 Artist Statement Betty Northcutt is most at home in rural communities and this is where she photographs her favorite subjects. From her home base in Beckville, Texas, she finds that the natural, nostalgic and sometimes rustic environment to be her inspiration.
She continues to challenge herself to explore new digital techniques in an effort to invent a unique perspective on her subject matter. However,with future projects, she will surely cling to her nostalgia, for this is where her passion lies.