Posted on February 24, 2020
Q: When is a window not a window?
A: When it used to be one.
This outbuilding of one of the usually unoccupied houses here in Tranquility Base has seen a lot of re-purposing over the years. The shuttered window obviously used to be a door and there are the phantom vestiges of two other windows.
Posted on February 17, 2020
Regular viewers of these weekly posts may have noticed that I alternate between religious and secular windows. On this particular Monday it’s time for a massive display of stained glass, here ifrom the recently refurbished cathedral in the city of Nantes.
#MondayWindow 17 February 2020
Posted on February 10, 2020
When we were house-hunting in France we saw quite a few of what we described as ‘Marie Celeste ‘ properties – houses that seemed to have been frozen in time as their inhabitants just upped and left.
This was one of them. I cannot remember where it was but I do know we didn’t buy it.
Posted on February 3, 2020
An obviously restored but none the less accomplished stained glass window from the medieval church in the town of Confolens. If you look closely it is possible to see that it wasn’t actually in situ, but rather was resting on the wooden floor, propped up against a wall.
Posted on January 27, 2020
Just over 50 yards from our house in the little hamlet that I refer to as Tranquility Base is this small window in – for want of a better word – a shed. It belongs to a couple who spend the summer here (although not in the shed).
Does anybody else see the resemblance to a cartoonish human face?
#MondayWindow 27 January 2020
Posted on January 13, 2020
Although this window is part of the edifice of one of the grandest buildings in Bruges, it’s a little surprising to find it at the end of a very narrow and nondescript alleyway.
Posted on January 6, 2020
This week it’s the turn of stained glass for Khürt’s Monday Window challenge.
This is one of the biggest windows you’ll see anywhere: the rose window in the Cathedral of Chartres.