Small windows to see life through………………

Is there anything more quintessentially British than the tiny small square and diamond shaped paned windows that were used many many years ago.

The big laboratory building at Wisley Gardens shows them off to perfection.
Always a great place for a photo

(imagine being the window cleaner there’ lol)

Tiny windows at Wisley Gardens

Tiny windows at Wisley Gardens

The old historic pubs had a similar but slightly different look

The Red Lion Colchester

The Red Lion Colchester

The Old Courthouse Inn Colchester

The Old Courthouse Inn Colchester

The George Colchester

The George Colchester

It’s a look that is replicated these days for its olde worlde charm
as in the Little Flower Shoppe close to where I live.

The Little Flower Shoppe Montrose Vic.

The Little Flower Shoppe Montrose Vic.

The small paned windowed look went overseas to new countries with the early settlers
A look that had familiarity and purpose in harsh climates…..

Green Gables at Cavendish PEI
the setting for the Anne of Green Gables novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Built between 1830 – 1870
source

Green Gables, Anne's home in Cavendish PEI

Green Gables, Anne’s home in Cavendish PEI

ย Baker House Cottage at Coffee Cove Newfoundland

1890s salt box home now used for B&B

Baker House Cottage Coffee Creek Nfld

Baker House Cottage Coffee Creek Nfld

On the shore of Coffee Cove Nfld

On the shore of Coffee Cove Nfld

 

Baker House Cottage

……..But which are very hard to see anything from ๐Ÿ™‚

 

For a better look of all these photos – click to openย 

Travel broadens the mind, they say
I find it also allows me to see many things more clearly
like how window styles flowed around the world at the same time as people.

My look at windows took place in:
England 2004 + 2010
Prince Edward Island – 2006
Newfoundland – 2010
Montrose Victoria – 2014

A Lingering Look at Windows can be found at The Lingering Lounge at The Day After blog
and is hosted by Dawn

A Lingering look at Windows – March

 

23 thoughts on “Small windows to see life through………………

  1. Enjoyed the photos. You love to travel – that is good and you certainly have an eye
    for history.

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    • Thanks for that Germaine – yes I am lucky to be able to travel. The photos are reminders of what we saw – being able to place some sort of history to them is a bonus.

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    • My late aunt had colonial style windows in her very large house that she managed to clean for many years – as she aged and had home help they took on the job a couple of times a year but the council put a stop to that. So on the odd occasion when she couldn’t entice a window cleaner to do the inside ones she would coerce me to do them – oh, never again I would say as I drove home. But 6 months later I’d be back to do them again lol

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  2. We have french doors in our Tulsa home and cleaning those small panes of glass is a real hard thing to do but the doors are lovely and worth keeping. Cannot imagine what I would do with a house filled with windows like that. OMG!!

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  3. I quite like the sash windows with the small panes, but I loathe the leaded ones, especially the diamond effect SO hard to clean them. I guess we Brits take these types of windows for granted as we have them everywhere!

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