A Journal For Charlie

A Window

This garage was old when I moved to Victoria.  It has not changed.  It got a new skin somewhere along the way, but it kept its vintage windows.  There is a long row of identical ones on the opposite side of the building.  The windows are always open during business hours to provide ventilation.  The original tin siding rusted and colored the windows long before it was replaced.  The texture of the old glass pieces interested me, especially the one clean piece.  Everything about the building, including the vehicles parked around it, is decrepit looking.  Even the newer aluminum siding is so poorly installed that it looks shabby too.  The cars inside being repaired are fairly recent models.  There are many such buildings, interspersed among modern buildings, all along the main street through town.  There are no zoning codes in the business areas of  town allowing even abandoned buildings to stand along the route.

17 responses

  1. Reminds me of a window I saw in New Orleans….it’s got personality!

    May 17, 2012 at 9:58 pm

  2. There’s something about a window or a door…I always want to know what’s behind it. Don’t you?

    May 17, 2012 at 11:39 am

  3. another beauty

    May 16, 2012 at 8:25 pm

  4. Really nice photo, George. I love the way the angle of the window is balanced by the roof of the car.

    May 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    • George Weaver

      Thanks, Naomi. After I posted, I thought, “What an ugly post!” :-) :-)

      May 16, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      • Not al all! It is very classy. (And I meant to say the back of the car, not the roof.) It’s all about lovely lines, and you have a great eye for that.

        May 16, 2012 at 3:31 pm

        • George Weaver

          Thank you, Naomi. After I posted it, I went over to your slideshow to look at all of the beautiful photographs and listen to the music! Ah… I keep doing that! :-)

          May 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm

  5. ah, this one remembered me with Windows, Bill Gates choose that name because he has just finished the OS and look at the view from his window, what id he was see a parrot at the moment? hmm :P

    May 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm

  6. I’d rather have that rusted window that opens at my workplace than the non-functioning glass that makes me feel like I’m in a coffin.

    May 16, 2012 at 11:25 am

  7. I really love this….the windows are my favorite too. I like the earlier comparison to shades of ochre.


    May 16, 2012 at 10:47 am

  8. Its beautiful and you know whenever i move in a new house( and i move a lot cos of my husbands work) first thing i check is the windows and the balconies..I want good view and lot of air…
    This window made me smile cos i remembered this old shade near our school.and someone spread the rumour that it was haunted..now it had only one small tiny clean part and we would try peek in and run away ..
    loved the photo brought back a lot of memories :)

    May 16, 2012 at 7:06 am

  9. It’s hard to modernize a town when commerce has moved the big box malls or strip malls. You don’t see many cute Main Streets.

    May 16, 2012 at 5:57 am

  10. You really caught and captured a nice image with this window. I loved the colours and the composition. This is amazing. Thank you dear George, with my love, nia

    May 16, 2012 at 3:31 am

    • George Weaver

      Bless you, Nia. I was timid about posting it. I love windows, but I never think anybody else will like them. I appreciate your comment more than you know! :-) You are so kind.

      May 16, 2012 at 3:37 am

  11. I love the tones, colurs and textures on places like this! Just wonderful

    May 16, 2012 at 2:18 am

  12. Aren’t the colours on the windows lovely? All shades of ochre.

    May 16, 2012 at 1:22 am


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