Monday, December 20, 2010

Window Views


While hiking along this past summer, somewhere in Cape Breton, 
we happened upon an old, dilapidated house.
I couldn't resist taking this picture looking up at the window.  
The rounded top made me believe that once upon a time, 
this old house had lots of character in all it's simplicity.


I wonder how many children 
watched out this very window
in anticipation Santa's arrival?


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15 comments:

Stephen Van Tuyl said...

I love these old buildings! Nice shot.

Out on the prairie said...

I always think of family celebrations inside these old homes, when at one time it was a treasure to many families.

Joy said...

An interesting window, it reminds me of something from a film, perhaps with a ghostly face pearing down.

Just Ramblin' said...

The house and window certainly do remind me of a time long ago when children played in the attic or perhaps had a bedroom at the top of the house. I love the shake shingles on the house and wonder if they might have been cut by hand. The rounded window frame is delightful. It certainly is a perfect window for "Santa watching." Thanks for sharing.

walk2write said...

It certainly is dilapidated, but the house still looks more solid than most "stick-built" houses being constructed today. Look at those solid wood planks behind the shingles! No flimsy pressboard or plywood there. I wonder why no one has tried to restore it to its former glory?

EG Wow said...

There's something sad yet beautiful about this photo. I bet it was a well-loved home at one time.

Pagan Sphinx said...

What a great window! I totally dig this! :-)

Rambling Woods said...

I love to ponder the what-ifs..

christopher said...

Sorry I haven't been around for a while...looks like an excellent picture for the cover of a children's book.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

That is a great shot. I hope your New Year is perfect for you.

Sarah Knight said...

It's always fun to imagine & wonder, isn't it? I take photos of parts of houses when I'm about too :) We're all curious, aren't we?

Johnny Nutcase said...

definitely lots of character,what a neat find!

Kay said...

Great photo! I really can imagine the children within long ago.
I just found your post--I keep forgetting you have more than one blog! I love the way you see the world.
Kay

Allison said...

Nostalgic.

Dimple said...

I have just been visiting, and see that you haven't posted anything for a while. I know how life is, and sometimes an activity is left behind. But I hope you will take up blogging again, when you get the time. You live in a gorgeous place, and take wonderful photos. Both are worth sharing!