Windows, windows, and more windows

Last weekI shared some of my images of doors from a recent visit to Switzerland and promised that this week you would see a few of the window images that I captured as well.

What is it that is so interesting about doors and windows?  Of course, the Swiss know how to make a window interesting,  Shutters are a rainbow of colors, and most window sills support at least one flower box, most often filled with geraniums. I love the colors and the textures and the shapes. But also there is that sense of what stories could those windows tell, both from within and without?  Windows are, by nature, full of metaphor.  Take a look at all the quotes that use a window metaphor here.

I’m going to make a point to look for interesting doors and windows in my everyday world. Maybe I have been guilty of not seeing what’s right in front of me?  Perhaps I need to remember one of my favorite quotes from Marcel Proust, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ” Surely, the Swiss don’t have a monopoly on that sort of thing?  I’ll keep you posted.

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One thought on “Windows, windows, and more windows

  1. Andi

    More than doors, I feel like these windows are almost human in their expression. There are a couple that just made me laugh – they were humorous (especially the one with the “tan line”) in their innocence. Mostly they are so Swiss. And I love that. And I miss that.

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