This week’s Saturday Through My Lens features a collection of window photographs taken during my last trip to France. Some of these windows were at Versailles–the main palace and Le Petit Trianon. Others were from chateaus of the Loire Valley–Chenonceau, Chambord & Cheverny. And a couple were from the Louvre Museum in Paris. I think they’re all beautiful.
I have noticed that I always seem to take pictures of windows.
I really like windows. I am drawn to rooms with lots of windows, and I feel suffocated or caged if I spend too much time in a room that has no windows.
I love that windows bring light into the darkness so that we can see.
I think windows offer us some hope of escape from whatever we may be in. Like a portal to another place. A way out.
They allow us to see the world outside.
No matter how dull and gray it may seem, the light coming through the window always brightens things.
Windows also allow us to see what is coming so that we can be prepared.
We watch at the window when we are anticipating the arrival of a loved one.
Sometimes, windows show us which way we should go.
This window must have been made for someone very tall. Or someone with high ideas of what they wanted to see.
Windows can inspire us to look up.
Windows can highlight the beauty around them.
Sometimes the window itself is a work of art.
When I stand at these windows, I can’t help but wonder about all the people that have stood there before me. What were they thinking? What were they watching for? What did the window show them?
Some of these windows are centuries old. Oh, the stories they could tell!
I think everything is more beautiful in the light.
Windows bring warmth and welcome you in.
What do you like about windows? Please share!