Lens-Artists Challenge: Windows with a View

A collection of windows with a view.

View from the well-known Welsh writer Dylan Thomas’ Boathouse.View from the well-known Welsh writer Dylan Thomas' Boathouse

In Rouen’s spectacular Gothic Cathedral the stained-glass ‘Rose’ window framed a ghost of the ruined facade outside.The stained-glass 'Rose' window in the Cathedral in Rouen, France framing a ghost of the outside ruinCastillo de Curiel, a medieval castle in Spain has been converted into a hotel with views of its shadow looming over the local landscape from its windows.The shadow of Castillo de Curiel looms over the locals in SpainThe view of the foggy inlet the next morning from the front suite at the Waterstreet Hotel in Port Townsend, USA. This wasn’t actually our room; the concierge took us in in order to tempt us to go higher end on our next trip down. It worked – I can just imagine waking up to that view – sure we’ll go for that room, damn the expense!Port Townsend: Waterstreet Hotel: Foggy View in the MorningThe day was slightly stormy with an interesting sky that certainly increased the wonderfulness of the city viewed through the pink and orange windows on the Rainbow Walk at Aarhus ARoS Modern Art Museum in DenmarkAarhus ARoS Modern Art Museum: view of the roofing pink and orange on the Rainbow WalkFrom the apartments in the Amber (pronounced ‘Amer’) Palace near Jaipur there was a view of the formal Islamic-style gardens, usually with water in pools and fountains to cool the air. But not the day we were there, and possibly not at all in the winter, as it was a very comfortable 70 to 75°F for most of February.Formal Garden at the Amber Fort and Palace near Jaipur in IndiaWhen we were exploring the dim interior of the cathedral in Zacatecas, Mexico, bands were setting up outside giving our explorations an eerie soundtrack – I felt like I was in some ominous movie!View of the cathedral through a windowA view through the leaded glass window of Cahir Castle in Ireland.
A view through the leaded glass window of Cahir Castle in IrelandEl checking out the view from her room at the B&B Verdi in Bruges, Belgium. B&B Verdi in Bruges - El checking out the view from her roomView of the sunset from the Wicklow Pub on the seawall in False Creek South, Vancouver. View of the Sunset from the Wicklow Pub on the seawall in south False Creek, VancouverMore of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Window with a View

11 responses to “Lens-Artists Challenge: Windows with a View

  1. Beautiful window views you captured, Elizabetz. Great photos and selections. I love these blue, pink, gold colorful sky images.
    The photo of “El checking out the view from her room” seems telling a story of “a room with a view” Love it! 🙂

    • El and I had spent some time at an exhibition of Stanley Kubrick photography at the Musée de Beaux Artes in Brussels. Although I had known about his movies I hadn’t realized that he had spent his earlier years as a photographer for Look, a glossy photo magazine from the 50s and 60s. He had specialized in telling a story in photos and I was heavily influenced by his style for at least a week!

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