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)
The old historic pubs had a similar but slightly different look
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 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
Baker House Cottage at Coffee Cove Newfoundland
1890s salt box home now used for B&B
……..But which are very hard to see anything from 🙂
For a better look of all these photos – click to open
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 Replies to “Small windows to see life through………………”
Very cool post…love the photos!
I’m sure I’ve got oodles more somewhere – might have to do another post on this type some other time
I enjoyed that very much…
Quite a mix of memories there – glad you enjoyed them Helen.
Enjoyed the photos. You love to travel – that is good and you certainly have an eye
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.
Did you mention what a pain in the bum to clean them 🙂
Now why would I do that Lizzie – that would take away all the fun of the post lol
We had a flat with those diamond shapes and while reasonably hard to clean, not as bad as timber small square windows.
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
I love these views. So different from what I am used to. Thanks for linking up 🙂
Thank you Dawn. There are so many photos of things from my trips I love being able to ‘show’ them
It’s one of the best parts about blogging!
The windows, and the buildings, all very interesting, quaint, and beautiful.
Quaint – ‘that’s’ the word I was trying to find. Glad they interested you Melissa
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Thanks for sharing these lovely photos! I love windows.
Me too Christine – doors and benches as well lol
Love it. Thanks for a very different perspective.
That’s me EC, always looking for another way to look at things.
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!!
OMG indeed Annie! So fiddly and as I said above my aunt had a whole house of them
What lovely pictures and great memories x Dawn
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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