Lingering Look

Windows windows everywhere….

A few years ago (2010) while visiting The Golfer’s extended family in Nova Scotia we along with some friends took ourselves off to Newfoundland for a couple of weeks.  We spent a few days in St John’s where of course we were totally enamored with the painted houses that line streets of the older part of town. Rows upon rows of them!

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I was ‘told’ they were known as ‘Jellybean Houses’ painted the same colour as the original owners boats so they could recognise them when they got back into port – not sure about that one 🙂

This selection was taken on a very cloudy day so the colours don’t stand out all that well but as well as noticing all the different colours my eyes were also drawn to the amount of windows I could see. Rows upon rows of them!!

Non of them outstanding to look at, mostly serviceable condsidering the weather they experience,  But oh so many of them  lol

Some were completely different to their neighbours,  looking as though the front of the house had been remodeled – then there were others that were probably a different style to each other from ‘birth’.

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And those steep streets down to the harbour were lined with them as well.  Dormer windows galore.   Yes that’s a ship down the bottom.  Wouldn’t want to try walking that way when the paths were icy.

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This corner house on Gower Street really did catch my eye.  Prime position, windows on both sides, providing lots of light and the ability to see down and across the street.  Dormer windows using the attic space here also.

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And just for fun (or for a purpose) do you see the clever use of space this owner came up with.  A corner window cut right into the corner of the house 🙂

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Browsing the moving pictures site (as you do)  I came across this video
A drive along Gower Street
interesting in that it highlights architecture old and new
the changing face of an area

And what do we see about half way along?

Well, I’ll let you look and see for yourselves – sit back and enjoy the ride.

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24 thoughts on “Windows windows everywhere….”

    1. And it’s just up the road a bit and across the water lol. Dar it was one of the best trips we have taken. Like the man who bought the razor factory we liked it so much we went back again for another two weeks in 2013.

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      1. I need to make several trips because I want to enjoy the nightlife in St. John’s, see the Viking ruins at L’Anse aux Meadows, and hike at Gros Morne National Park! And they are all great distances from each other.

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  1. My hometown. I love Prince Edward Island but Newfoundland will always be my home. It is ruggedly beautiful and has rich culture, traditions, language and music. It is part of my being and always will be. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. It was such a different province to the others Marie. Very familiar in some ways to me having a British/Irish background. I loved the ‘harshness’ of some places like Gros Morne and L’Anse aux Meadows.

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  2. I really like the colored rows of houses. Pretty on the outside, but I imagine the interiors are quite dark with only one windowed wall. Separate houses would not look as cool with all the colors.

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    1. There are so many places still on my ‘want to visit ‘ list GnG – time is getting on so I might just have to ask Mr G and the moving picture site to show me what they are like.

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  3. What an incredibly beautiful street. Brilliant use of colour in what I suspect would be a harsh environment.
    I agree with you about that walk down the street in icy weathy too. NOT for the fainthearted.

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  4. Well first of all. The car is noisy. And they are on the wrong side of the road
    And that window is low enough to be a door!

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  5. I love the pretty coloured houses, don’t think I’d like to live in one unless there were more windows on the back walls too. I need light. But I would love to visit there.

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  6. so many places in the world, try to have uniform house exteriors – the windows make me think of “peering through net curtains, observing your neighbours”

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    1. I think all these houses were built in the 1800s after a big fire in St John’s. Funny about the lace curtains – I thought about people looking up and down the street as well 🙂

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    1. I was so engrossed with that window as we walked past I had to run to catch up with the others 🙂
      Look forward to seeing your post on Old Town – when you get there lol

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