Following on again with Toni's A-Z, "a...is for" meme, this week's letter is W.
Windows are an important part of your home or office, they give you something to look out of when the view inside becomes boring, you can glance outside to check the weather, they can be opened to let in fresh air.
And they come in all shapes and sizes, ship's portholes are windows too.
I searched the internet for some time looking for photos of even earlier windows that were often just a shutter held in place by a plank of wood when closed, from the days before glass was readily available to the masses. I couldn't find any. I saw such windows in an episode of the TV mini-series Against The Wind, when freed convict Jonathan Garret built his first cottage on his land.
Here are a few>>>
Tiffany lamps are another great example of stained glass use.
and two more examples of window walls.
Personally, I wouldn't want to be responsible for keeping that amount of glass sparkling clean on a daily or weekly basis.
And I think the heating and cooling bills would be enormous unless the glass is double or triple glazed.
W....is for windows.
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