Saturday, June 14, 2008

Windows on the world

Look out any window
Woodstock, ON, June 2008 [Click to embiggen]

I keep my camera nearby in case I get inspired while sitting at a red light (no, Mom, I don't shoot while driving.) This building overlooks an intersection in the charming downtown of Woodstock, Ontario. The main drag, Dundas Street, cuts right through the middle of the burg, and as I slowly rolled through this place on Thursday night, I was heartened by how many people were out and about. This was a neighbourhood with soul.

I imagined people gazing down from these windows, and wondered what they'd be thinking. By the architecture of the building, folks have probably been doing the same thing for well over a century. I felt suddenly humbled as I took this shot.

Your turn: Please look out your window. What are you thinking as you do so?

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* said...

I did this once, okay - with binoculars, and discovered that my neighbors have a huge, two-headed taxidermy monster hanging on their wall. So I stopped doing this.

Barbara said...

I don't know why, but I first thought of the great loft apartments (like in the movies "Ghost" and "Big") that these great old buildings are often converted to. A wide open creative space in the middle of a big city.

Lara said...

i looked out my window this morning to glare openly at the kids who were making too much noise when i wanted to be sleeping. grumble, grumble.

sage said...

I look out and it's beautiful and wonder why am I inside! :)

sage said...

I look out and it's beautiful and wonder why am I inside! :)

G. Harrison said...

Hi Carmi,

I looked out the window and someone was looking in; George the reno-man wanted me to see how the new cedar siding formed a straighter line than this old house has ever seen.

Woodstock used to be the 'big city' when I was growing up 16 miles south in Norwich. The city and our village are both located on the King's Highway 59, which in twinned with the main part of Dundas St. in Woodstock and Stover St. in Norwich.

Your photograph certainly looks familiar to me. I'll revisit for my 2008 H. 59 'top to bottom' bike trip (takes all of 2 hrs.)

Cheers, Gord H.