The detached observer’s view is one window on the world.–Kenneth L. Pike
My passions for writing and photography make me an observer of life, of people. Like all “creatives,” I am always on the hunt for a window into other people’s lives and stories. These “windows” often become springboards for another character in my next book or photograph. The “windows” might be a bit of conversation overheard on the street, or perhaps they are a jaunty tilt of a hat or an intriguing face. Sometimes however, they are literally windows.
For this week’s post, I’m offering to you some of favorite “window” inspiration collected in the Midwest. Is there one photograph that is particularly intriguing to you? If so, which one?
Photo #1: Imagine my surprise when I spotted the suave and witty Salvatore Dali peering down at me from a second story window on Dearborn Street in Chicago.
Photo #2: What is more breathtaking than these pairs of stained glass windows and skylights from the Meyer May House in Grand Rapids? FYI: In addition to the architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright designed the lamps, furniture, rugs, and even the clothes of his home owners. Patterns on the rugs marked where the furniture should be placed. How’s that for obsessive compulsive?
Photo #3: This lithe and lovely Greek goddess adorns the window of this apartment building in the Gold Coast section of Chicago.
For more visual inspiration, click on the links below:
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows Part III | Square One Notes
- Wonderful windows of Portugal – Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows | Julia’s Place
- Thinking outside the window | See Diving
- Window to the road | marsowords
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | These Vagabond Shoes.
- Flashing Blue, Clouds Due | Babsje Heron
- Weekly Photo Challenge – Windows | World of Paris
- Wales without frames | Le Drake Noir
- Window: A Room with a View | Chronicles of a Suburban Nature Mom
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Appreciation for Windows | Forest Garden
- 1-14-14 Weekly Photo Challenge – Window 2 (and 3,4,5,6,7,8,9…) | The Quotidian Hudson
- Windows 3 – Connie, Esther’s Hobby, Olga, Poet’s House, Oakmont Bakery, View from a Bus | Ruth E Hendricks Photography
- Photo Challenge: Two Windows (and a poem) | Making Life an Art
- weekly photo challenge : windows | SURAUPUSAKA
- Time keeps on slipping | drawing with star light
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | marsocmom
- A Lingering Look at Windows: Week # 3 | The Day After
- Weekly Photo Challenge : Window | Rindrianie’s Blog
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows Transformed | The Beauty Along the Road
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Window (8) Moon | What’s (in) the picture?
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Rainbow Bakery
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Never clip my wings
- weekly photo challenge – window | myguiltypleasures
- Weekly Photo Challenge – Windows | Tvor Travels
- Fotografias de la Arquitectura | KN Photo Blog
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Russels Lof
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Running After Ale
- Recline and Reflect | Travel with Intent
- Weekly Photo Challenge: window2.0 | Giulia Bernini photography
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Mafe Roig
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Window – How Much is that Kitty in the Window? | Run Toward The Light
- Gazing at the Rain | This is ME, you know.
- below | yi-ching lin photography
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Patty Ryan Lee
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Completely Disappear
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Window | Imperfect Happiness
- Wordless Wednesday : Self Portraits in Windows and Shadows, Arlington, Va. | I see beauty all around by rob paine
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows | A Flamingo in Utrecht
- WPC: Window | eljaygee
- battenburg window | ilovecakeandcakelovesme