Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows

Here’s hoping that a photo challenge post isn’t too far off-topic for a hoarder — after all, I’ve been hoarding photographs for years. I have cabinets full of prints and slides, and now that photographs are digital, it’s even easier to hoard them.

This post is for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge subject “Windows.” Well, actually it’s “Window” but  I got carried away Now pick a preposition, and let’s look at, over, under, in, down and out of windows.

Looking At: This display case window is at an exhibition in the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York City, January 2013.

Ambiguity of reflection in a MAD museum exhibition display case.

Ambiguity of reflection in a MAD museum exhibition display case.

Looking Over: I took this next one at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). I was standing on the open walkway looking over the lower display area when my eyes were drawn to the silhouettes of people on the windowed staircase opposite. The angles in this pose caught my eye.

MOMA staircase, New York 2013

MOMA staircase, New York 2013

Looking Under: (or is that looking through?) I took the following photo at the Victoria and Albert museum in London, October 2012. The large display case protects the carpet inside; the mirror above reflects it, and from this angle reflects the surroundings as well.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, October 2012

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, October 2012

Looking In: Still in London — why do I always window-shop the shoes when traveling? I wouldn’t (couldn’t) wear these, but I had to have a picture.

Shoes in a window near Covent Garden: what would I wear them with?

Shoes in a window near Covent Garden: what would I wear them with?

Looking Down: Closer to home– here’s a screenshot from a mini-movie I took at the Peachtree Plaza’s Sun Dial restaurant.

Looking down at the revolving dining area, Sun Dial, Peachtree Plaza

Looking down at the revolving dining area, Sun Dial, Peachtree Plaza

Looking Out: Back home again, a moth takes a rest outside my screened porch. I love the feathery antennae, and regret it was too high up for me to see from outside.

A visitor to my back porch. Is it a polyphemous moth?

A visitor to my back porch. Is it a polyphemous moth?

Is anybody out there a John Irving fan? If so, you may remember the catchphrase the characters from The Hotel New Hampshire repeat to each other “Keep passing the open windows.” In other words, keep working, persevere, pass those windows and don’t be tempted to jump. I used to use that as a tagline at the end of my emails. All this talk about windows just reminded me.

Back to work now. I’ll keep passing the open windows and persevere on the task at hand. How about you?

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One more time, here’s the WordPress link: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/photo-challenge-window/

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27 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows

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  4. A. I would so wear those shoes (if they came in flats…)! It wouldn’t matter what to wear with them!
    B. The moth is my favorite – it could be also be used as a counted cross stitch pattern!

    • Thanks Connie – you’re close enough to go eat at the Sun Dial sometime. It’s fun looking out while dining (not much for vegetarians though, I think there was one thing on the menu we could eat but the view made up for it).

  5. Great photos. I agree the moth looks like a tapestry and i often quote john irving when i tell people to look on the bright side of us not having openable windows in our conditioned buildings.

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