This week Amy is challenging us to find and share “A Window With A View” for the Lens Artists Photo Challenge!
“Give me a window and I’ll stare out it.”
– Alan Rickman
I think this is true for all of us! I vividly remember staring out of windows during classes at school (instead of listening to my teachers), daydreaming and watching birds.
I did so less during my years at university though because there I actually wanted to soak up everything that could be taught to me. 😉
I took the following pic at a Citizen Registration Office – what looks like a moon was actually a lamp! With some editing I made it all look a much more romantic place than it actually is. 😀
“There’s a window from one heart to another heart.”
Sometimes windows let us see things we normally wouldn’t – like these beautiful penguins swimming effortlessly in their pool at the Berlin Zoo.
The birds always seem to be just as fascinated by their visitors as they are by the birds.
As controversial as zoos may be, I do believe that granting people to watch animals up close, especially in as unnatural a place as a city, we are sowing seeds of awareness of our duty to do everything that we can to protect nature and all its inhabitants.
“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”
― Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake
“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”
― C.S. Lewis
And then there are times where we ignore the view from a window because we’re already traveling the world between the pages of a good book.
I always feel giddy with joy seeing people reading actual books instead of staring at the small screens of their phones these days – and I tend to take pictures of them because who knows? In a couple of decades this sight might have become as rare as the dinosaurs…
Hope you enjoyed my windows with a view!