Monday, September 19, 2011
Panes in the glass
Feel the sun
Quebec City, QC, July 2011
I'd like to bring the "playing with light" theme to a close with this seemingly simple view of a south-facing window. What initially presents itself as a relatively geometric picture without a whole lot of detail becomes something more as you spend more time taking it in. On a brilliantly sunny summer's day, the light that spills through the glass and onto the sill seems to take on a life of its own. It isn't just light: You can almost feel the warmth radiating off of the lovingly polished wood.
Whoever restored this heritage building obviously cared about the end result, wanted whoever visited here to stop and drink in the history, to touch the walls and feel the years. Which was what I was doing as I slowly walked down the main hall of the building. And when I got to the window, it hit me that this was much more than glass and wood. It wasn't something you simply looked at, or through. If you closed your eyes just so, you could almost feel it.
Your turn: What makes windows so special?
Oops, almost forgot: New Thematic theme launches tonight at precisely 7:00 p.m. Eastern. We'll be eating our vegetables for the next week.