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Old 05-24-2011, 08:41 AM   #1
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Default Photo Challenge #128 ~ Window on the World {05/23/2011}

We don't appear to have had windows as a challenge yet, so while I have several ideas on the go that I'm collecting sample shots for, we'll go with this today. You may have windows or a view through a window. I tried taking the view through my skylight just now, but the sun is at the wrong angle and there are too many reflections. I'll try again later on...

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I took most of these today, but two are from last week. The first one is, as far as I remember, the building with the Boston College flag on it that I uploaded into Show Your Colours last week.

Numbers three and four are both the Law Society. The smaller windows in the third floor are very typical of buildings of that period. I guess in residential houses it's because it was where the servants and the children lived.
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Old building are so neat. I'll have to go scouting with my camera...lol I live in the midwest but in a few weeks I'll be in Trinidad, NM and if I remember correctly, there are some old, old building there whose windows are rather unique. Will try to find them next month. Or is one of us is from there,,,,maybe....)
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:39 AM   #3
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I'll be out looking for unique windows!
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That last one makes me think of a Frank Lloyd Wright design.
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This is a fun theme! My pictures were taken in the passenger seat so they are not the best but I want to contribute. The first two were taken up in Dallas. I call them "Windows, windows, windows"..... LOL! Not sure of the names of the buildings since we were just driving through and the buildings looked interesting. The last picture was taken of a local UHaul storage.
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We certainly don't have anything like that middle one over here! I like the contrast between old and modern so closely juxtaposed in the first one - great shot.
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I agree with Cook that the contrast on the first two is great, Lynn. I have always liked those big, tall 'glass' buildings who reflect the clouds. When I first looked at that glass building, I was reminded of "J R EWINGS of DALLAS" - the night time soap opera of years ago. Thanks.
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Great photos Lynn. I also love the old and new buildings side by side. It seems more and more that the downtown cores of our cities have modern skyscrapers encroaching upon the stately buildings of yesteryear. The middle photo is also great. You did such a good job with these pictures, considering you were in a moving car!
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Another storm rolled through last night and of course I went outside to see the clouds. Took this shot without even know about the window challenge. Why they put windows way up on steeples I have no clue but they make awesome shots. (I'm gonna miss that steeple as we are moving into the country next month.. no steeples out there to be in my pictures!)

The second one I have posted before but it is too cute not to post again and it is great shot through a window. It was taken by my 5 yr old!
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Amber those are wonderful photos! I love the church steeple against that wonderful clouded sky, with the lighter horizon. And your DS's picture is awesome. He caught those raindrops perfectly and the blurry houses are a perfect backdrop! Is there a photo contest somewhere that he could enter that shot?
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Thanks everyone for your kind comments! : ) My favorite buildings are the old ones and I appreciate the work that was put into building them. Sabrina, I love your photos!! My cousin's daughter went to England and Scotland last year and took tons of pictures....loved the old architecture!! Oh my gosh, couldn't get enough of her photos! I do however think some of our modern buildings look pretty cool and like to take pictures of them too. One thing though, I'd hate to be the window washer of that mirrored building in the second picture I posted....YIKES... LOL!!!
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I remember that rainy day photo .
Are those louvred windows in steeples not to let the sounds of the bells carry better than if they were enclosed. I'm assuming that originally, even if not now, that was also the bell tower. Certainly that's the reason for them over here. In Greece most churches have the bells just hanging in a sort of stone/concrete arch.
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I remember that rainy day photo .
Are those louvred windows in steeples not to let the sounds of the bells carry better than if they were enclosed. I'm assuming that originally, even if not now, that was also the bell tower. Certainly that's the reason for them over here. In Greece most churches have the bells just hanging in a sort of stone/concrete arch.
I wondered that too. I don't think that church has a bell but like you said, it could have had one way back when.
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I finally got out between the raindrops and took some pictures. Fergus was founded by Scottish settlers and the Presbyterian church they started has played a big part in the community since then. I believe the sign said it was built in 1836. The first three photos are of the church windows...the main window above the front doors, windows on the front door, and the windows at the side of the church. The last photo is of the kindergarten room that my youngest DD attended many years ago. Aren't those umbrellas cute?
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These pics are so neat........and yes, those little umbrella's are cuties. We used to have a man in town who would make those window panes with the figures in them. He showed me one time how he broke the glass to fit and then leaded them to make a full window pane. There is talent all around us, huh.
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I was hoping to get to see some church windows/stained glass. I took a couple but they were less than satisfactory I really like those little side windows.
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Audrey, the umbrellas and the little rows of people are just paper, stuck to the inside of the glass!
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These also are from our visit to Kerry last weekend. One in an old derelict house (awaiting restoration) in Killarney National Park, and the other one in the town. There was actually some nice stained glass in the church where the funeral we were attending was held, but I didn't have an opportunity to get any pictures of that.
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A couple more windows.
One in work,
One from my aunt's cottage. I took two different exposures of that, as it was hard to get both the view of her wonderful garden and the cottage feel of inside the house in one photo. We'd been planning to go out on the motorbike, and even though the weather was so dire we had to drive, I didn't bother packing any more than I had already worked out we could carry on the bike - so no flash or tripod.
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oh wow, Sabrina!! how cool!! love the first one for sure.
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We're looking for a new used car, so on Saturday we took a trip to a castle in the midlands and looked at three cars along the way. The castle is still lived in and isn't open to the public, the grounds are more than worth a visit, though. These are the windows that look out over the river.
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Lovely windows.
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