Look Through My Window

“Look through my window to the street below; See the people hurrying by, with someone to meet, some place to go.”

John Phillips, the Mamas and the Papas

What is it that so fascinates artists (present company included) with windows?  We look in or out of them; we find them in songs, poems and books; we use them as metaphors; and of course we paint, draw and photograph them.  Perhaps we love seeing the world outside while we are safe and warm indoors.  Or perhaps we enjoy imagining the lives of those who are behind them.  Whatever the reason, the fact remains – the window in its simplicity gives us a marvelous subject for our art.  Here then, are a few of my favorites.  First, from the Temple at Angkor Wat, Cambodia:

KEYHOLE

KEYHOLE

WINDOW TO THE PAST

WINDOW TO THE PAST

SIDE BY SIDE

SIDE BY SIDE

MEDITATION

MEDITATION

And from the wine country of Mendoza, Argentina:

MODERN ART IN ARCHITECTURE

MODERN ART IN ARCHITECTURE

BIRD'S EYE VIEW

BIRD’S EYE VIEW

Also in South America, in fun and funky La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

COLORFUL CREATION

COLORFUL CREATION

WOMANLY WELCOME

WOMANLY WELCOME

From South America to the beautiful towns and villages of Provence, France:

BOULBON WINDOWBOX

BOULBON WINDOW BOX

RED ON RED

RED ON RED

LOVELY LACE

LOVELY LACE

And finally, right here in Charleston, South Carolina in my own back yard:

LEAVE A LIGHT ON FOR ME

LEAVE A LIGHT ON FOR ME

LAMPOST

LAMPPOST

SELF-PORTRAIT

SELF-PORTRAIT

Thanks for indulging my preoccupation with windows.  Stay tuned for doors – a logical follow-up, no?   🙂

“People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.”

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

29 thoughts on “Look Through My Window

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge – Windows Around the World | Travels and Trifles

  2. Hi Tina, old post or not … i always love your captures with their captions … they are always works of art with imprints of your heart … oops, rhyming was incidental 😉 — April

  3. Love those windows! once again, some shots we have in common (“window in the past” in Thailand! have a different one but as colorful from La Boca, Argentina) and I obviously can only enjoy those in Provence, as I’m from there. and the one with the shadow of the lampost would definitely add a little something to my own “Lamposts & Bikes” series! 😉 thanks for sharing the link to this post, I truly enjoyed watching your takes!

  4. So very happy to reacquaint myself with you this summer. I have missed traveling with you. Between your eye, intellect, humor and reflections that involve all of the above – I get a total experience! So glad to be a part of your world and the way you view it!

  5. LOVE these!!!! I think u hit the nail on the head in that we feel some sort of comfort & safety standing inside…looking out allowing ourselves the distance to contemplate what we r viewing….a true meditation…sad we don’t allow ourselves more time to enjoy the experience!!!! Thanks for sharing!!I

  6. love these! I have a collection of photos of windows ….also one of doors….and another of pathways…what is it that we like about the “beyond”?
    Looking through, opening a door, blazing a trail…?

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