This weeks photo challenge is (was) about windows. One of my favorite travel photos is of a window…an open window.
A small window propped open with a stick. The shutter overhead hangs crookedly…coconut milk filled plastic soda bottles line the lower sash…the last bottle on the left is the only one with a red cap…
A small handmade wooden table sits off center, beneath the shopkeepers only window. A white, floral cotton swath of fabric covers all but one corner of the table… green and yellow bananas sit beside fresh whole coconuts…but my eyes were on the window.
The row of bottled coconut milk, the fruit for sale beneath, the soft white paint covering the concrete walls, the crooked shutter…the island on which this little shop was situated… it was all so beautiful…I had to take a photo…
The island was Rarotonga.
It was a two month stop along our ’round the world trip we took years ago…it was magic…
We rented a small flat from a local woman and rode our rented bicycles everyday, everywhere…we savored cooking on an actual stove and loved the weekly farmers market. This is where I first spotted this lovely open window – at the market.
I also appreciated the many beaches, the simplicity of our daily lives, the balmy breezes, the lush mountain hikes and all the photo opportunities…this one in particular…
They all have a view – good or bad – and they all show something perhaps not so easily seen from the other side…of the window…
This is beautiful! Do you have some of your photos framed and displayed around your home?
hi! apologies for the delay, my dial-up connection keeps me ‘unplugged’ more than I’d like…but, to answer your question, yes, I do have a few and ironically, this is one of them…I’m thinking of printing and framing more.
I’ve heard before that the eyes are the window to the soul. It’s a beautiful truth that there’s story through everyone’s eyes…. And so a story comes from windows – what is seen, what is not, colors, shapes, sizes, light. I often think similarly of doors, some inviting, some not, some dark, new or old, character, and some even with windows!
Thank you for this weekly photo challenge as I look at windows, doors, and eyes.
Yes. Yes and yes. I agree. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! Enjoy looking…and seeing…(: