Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Windows Around the World ~

"Let there be many windows to your soul, that all the glory of the world may beautify it." Ella Wheeler Wilcox

East Hagbourne, Oxfordshire, England

Glencoe, Scotland

Tuscany, Italy

Granada, Mexico


Paris, France

North Waltham, Hampshire, England

Provence, France

Old windows (and doors) hold a fascinating attraction for me. I love the eclectic architectural elements of windows from around the world. I also think of them as "living art," in that they're a small window into the personalities of the people who live there - or lived there, in the case of a historical home. Which of the above windows appeals most to you? The windows in the little cottage in Hampshire, England is my favorite! This small sampling of windows was found on Google Images. I hope you enjoyed looking at them as much as I did! 

Until next time,
Cindy

26 comments:

Maple Lane said...

My favorite is the Scotland window with the window boxes full of flowers! I love this quote, too. Have a restful evening.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Cindy I love your windows. I love windows and doors too and take pictures of them when I see unique ones. Only thing is there aren't any around here like in Europe. My favorite is the cottage in Hampshire, England too.

Mara said...

There were such lovely views from each window that it is very hard for me to pick a favorite. I think they all contain their own unique beauty and charm.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So beautiful!!

Terra said...

My favorite is the Tuscan one with the fancy pigeons; I think they are mates or rather, love birds.

jeanetteann said...

Oh they are all lovely, but I love the Hampshire one too. I so can't help myself when I have a camera in hand to take photo's of doors and windows. I especially like the old (Dunny)outside toilet doors in Australia,all shabby and chippy.
x jeanetteann

Carole M. said...

delightful windows from around the globe Cindy

Fuzzy Tales said...

They're all wonderful, but that cottage in Hampshire is my favourite too. Lovely!

Leann said...

I love the first photo with the pink flowers. So spring like and I'm hankering for spring!

Enjoy your day!
Leann

NanaDiana said...

My understanding is that Ella Wheeler Wilcox was married to a relative of mine (Wilcox). I love her prose and poetry. I also love old doors and windows. They have always fascinated me. xo Diana

Anne said...

Oh so beautiful! Love all of these but the last in particular.

xox

Hope Filled Living said...

Oh Linda, these are all so pretty. They remind me of Spring...ahhhhhh! I love the last photo of an old French cottage, which is my dream.
xoxo,
Mary

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh these are gorgeous, Cindy!! I love windows too...these are dreamy!!!
XO
Cindy

Charlotte said...

Thanks Cindy Adkins for sharing this on facebook. I love pictures of windows and doors too. These pictures are fantastic.
Charlotte

The Lee County Clowder said...

Some of those windows were so small, we doubt there are any sunpuddles inside for the kitties. That window in Tuscany especially looked like something out of a shelter (or prison)

The ones with flowers would be great places, though. Lots of sun, and bugs and fevvers flitting around.

Pat's Pink Apron said...

My choice would be Paris, France. Very nice post. Pat

Magic Love Crow said...

I love all these images! I love old windows and doors too! My favorite? That's hard to ask! I keep looking at them and they are all different in their own way. I like them all! (My friend, could you please e-mail me with your complete address. I would like to mail your pay it forward to you on monday. my e-mail, stacy8@rogers.com )
Hugs

Gina said...

All such pretty images! I do love looking at windows like this. I think I'm most partial to the Hampshire, England picture.

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

Such a beautiful quote and beautiful windows! Old windows and doors have so many things to admire. Have a great weekend. hugs.

Linda M. said...

Hi Cindy, Great windows, I like the Hampshire, England windows best, next would be the French balcony and next the arched windows. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Linda

Daisy said...

I like the first two because of the flowers. It was fascinating to see all the different styles. :)

GardenofDaisies said...

I love beautiful windows and doors too. These are gorgeous ones!

momto8 said...

I don't think i ever really noticed windows before...thanks!! i learn something new everyday.

Honey at 2805 said...

Very pretty! I always take pictures of windows and doors when I travel. The are fascinating. Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

delightfuleclecticabode.com said...

The one from Scotland is my favorite, but I love the ones from England and the one from France.

I too, love old windows. I use them for art in my garden. I also have a fascination for old doors too.

~Sandy

chateau chic said...

Beautiful window inspiration!
Mary Alice

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