Sunday, 10 April 2011

WINDOWS



Carmi's Thematic Challenge this week is WINDOWS.

The very large block of windows is at the new Learning Zone (aka known as a rebuilt school and College). They attracted me because of the reflections of the other houses and windows on the far side of the road across the car park and bit of grass. There are new windows over there, plus some rather lovely Victorian houses. The road there, which is one of the main roads out of town is very much an "all sorts" when it comes to architecture. Modern houses squeezed into odd plots and a wonderful terrace of Victorian houses, with gables, known locally as the "Twelve Apostles (there being 12 houses, of course!)




This little window, a complete contrast to the above, was taken in Bruges last year. I loved all the "extras" for what is really just an attic window. Most of the old houses there had decorated windows like this, and Bruges was a great place to go for window watchers! As well as people watchers, church lovers and chocoholics. Every other shop seemed to be a chocolate shop.

In fact, talking of windows, how about this for a drool-making window display?

10 comments:

Chibi Janine said...

love the ornate attic window, yum I'm hungry now

kenju said...

I love the little window and the confections!!

Tracy said...

Ummm, I am with Kenju...that windwo and the chocolates? can't beat that.
This post reminded me of Dan Fogelberg's song with the lyrics; well there's too many windows in this hotel, with rooms filled with reckless pride. The walls have grown sturdy and the halls have worn well, but there is nobody living inside...
anyway, love that sone and love your photos too!

KathyA said...

The windows are indeed interesting! However! The chocolate is WONDERFUL!!!!

CATHERINE DANIEL said...

Hi - I loved Bruges too. We went there for our anniversary last August and I thought the architecture was just magical... and the chocolate!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

That first picture definitely goes with the theme of windows. The attic window is also pretty.

Hollace said...

I love your window photos, Gilly. That one with the reflection is so interesting (who coined the name '12 apostles' for the houses?). I love the red Bruges window--so charming. I was in Bruges in 1971 and I bet it hasn't changed too much since then--since it was centuries old then. I don't remember eating chocolate there so I think it's time for a return visit. Don't you?

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

Your windows are beautiful!

Aunt Snow said...

ahah! I love that last window!!

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Yummy, that looks good.

I just took some pictures of windows! It was in an old abandoned farmhouse I was exploring. I'm trying to figure out the story I will write about it.