Thursday, September 18, 2008

windows, windows, more windows

If God lived on Earth, people would knock out all His windows.
Yiddish Proverb

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris (1917–1986), American journalist

There comes a time in a man's life when to get where he has to go - if there are no doors or windows he walks through a wall.
Bernard Malamud (1914-1986) author of novels & short stories

A smile is a light in the window of a face that signifies the heart is at home and waiting.

When poverty comes in at doors, love leaps out at windows.
John Clarke (1857-1945)American Supreme Court justice

There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life; but when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the door, and flies out at the window.
Charles de Montesquieu (1689-1755)French politician and philosopher

You cannot believe in honor until you have achieved it, better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish literary critic, playwright and essayist.

People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1926-2004) psychiatrist and pioneer on death and dying

Wee Willie Winkle runs through the town, Upstairs and downstairs, in his night-gown, Tirlin' at the window, cryin' at the lock, "Are the weans in their bed? for it's now ten o'clock.
Mother Goose

notes on photos:
1 - groveland cottage b & b, north olympic penisula, washington
2 - view from tate museum, london
3 - view from cardiff castle, wales
4 - cat in window, cleveland heights, ohio
5 - abandoned mill, flushing, ohio
6 - view from rodin museum, paris
7 - shop window, paris
8 - st. mary's church, mcadoo, pennsylvania
9 - ms t in library window (I've posted this before, but I just love this pic!) lakewood, ohio


Coffee Messiah said...

Very touching quotes and beautiful shots.....

It took a second to realize the bridge shot was in Europe.

I was almost ready to head to Cleveland right now! ; )

I'll look at the book again. I may have scanned a shot of the bridge you mentioned on the L blog.

And that shot of the couple in front of the mannequins is priceless! ; )

Bobby D. said...

I just love Ms. T, and you've been all over the world looking out windows. Beautiful shots too.

tut-tut said...

Very beautiful; I love all the angles and aspects, looking both in and out, through, around! Happy Wednesday! I didn't get to make a Window post. I'll catch up next week.

Merle Sneed said...

Beautiful windows, beautiful words.

Steve Reed said...

I knew #6 had to be Paris! Love that top photo, too.

Windows are second only to doors in terms of photographic potential.

R.L. Bourges said...

gorgeous post, petite souris; if I had to pick a favorite photo, I'd probably pick them all so I'll narrow it down to the stained glass windows which I love.

On a totally different topic, I'm curious to know if you or any other bloggers are having problems publishing their posts today? the system is down on this side of the pond, anyway, so just want to say - no news from Graulhet ain't good news but it ain't bad news either, just technical f...glitches

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Megan said...

I can't decide which one I like best! (Wait a minute, why do I think I have to pick just one?)

Saretta said...

Lovely assortment! I like this kind of post, you make me think about variety, diversity, bounty... Thanks!

Betty said...

What a beautiful post. I love the way you've put the quotes with the photos. So thoughtful.
And the stained glass and church interior are particularly beautiful.

Squirrel said...

Amazing shots!

I love seeing cats in windows. and the people on the street are interesting, but the window gets my attention even more than they do. they go well together, the people and the display window.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

two more international window shots on the cleveland bookmouse -

coffee - even though the bridge was to london and not cleveland, don't let that sway you - you and l should head over to cleveland!

ched - it was hard to narrow what window pics to post - I never realized how many I have!!!

tut tut - well some folks just don't do windows! but I bet if you did your windows would be wonderful

merle - gracias!

steve - I agree with your window/door comment!

rlb - merci - regarding problems, I didn't have much time yesterday on the computer - but didn't have problems with what I did post on the mouse, lakewood blog, or the book blog

megan - really why pick! thanks!

saretta - these are my favorite types of posts - pairing photos and quotes

squirrel - thanks

lettuce said...

lovely lovely pictures

the purple flowers (magnolia?) in the top picture are just so perfect

and i love the Paris picture - a great image of body language/s

and Ms.T is always adorable

Barbara said...

Wow! A truly wonderful collection of window pics. Of course I am partial to anything that contains Ms. T!

alicesg said...

Beautiful doors and windows and the stained glass. The scenery inside and outside the windows are full of actions. Lovely.