Monday, February 14, 2011


For some reason or another which escapes me at the moment I have always found windows to be very interesting. As a result I have been photographing them for awhile. One of my friends says I have more windows than Andersen. I'm not sure about that but I have photographed quite a few. Some windows tell a story, such as hard times or elegance. Some are very colorful, some are truly marvelous. Some provide ventilation, some allow light to penetrate the interior of a building, some provide a view for the building occupants. Some examples are shown below.

The two windows shown above each tell a story of hard times with missing glass and weeds growing in the buildings. They are separated by thousands of miles, the one on the top is from Varna, Bulgaria and the one on the bottom from Miami, Arizona.

The window below reveals elegance and probably wealth on the part of the occupants. It is from Amsterdam.

The window below is in a shop on the Greek island of Santorini. I'm sure some stylish woman would find these attractive.

The window below is also from Thera, Santorini.

Some windows exist for no apparent reason except for decoration. Such is the one below found on a Victorian era house in St. Charles, Idaho.

The window below is one of my all time favorites. It is in the Alhambra in Grenada, Spain. The Alhambra as a whole is magnificent and this window is one of the many wonderful things there.

I am thinking about doing a book on windows. What do you think? Please vote in the poll. Thanks much for looking.


  1. I definitely smell a coffee table book here.

    Love the little modest cherubs under the Amsterdam windows.

    The weeds in the windows are plaintive.

    Santorini blue is a favorite too.

  2. These windows are gorgeous and I want a book of them now so I can enjoy them for HOURS. They are very calming.