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The secret life of windows

by Editor Susanne Stoop and Yvette Depaepe
Published the 22nd of March 2021



They protect against cold and heat - provided that you have closed the curtains or shutters. They keep the rain out, let the light and the sun in.

They give you an outlook into your surroundings, feed your curiosity - from the inside into the outside or from the outside into the inside.

They are transparent, they are blind. They mirror reflections, give us a glimpse of the inhabitants of a home and tell us stories about cosiness, happiness, creativity, melancholy, exuberance, solitude, loneliness and so on.

Moreover, windows can embellish a church, a facade an apartment building, a house. They can be secretive when dirt, curtains or reflections are blocking its functional transparency. At that moment they are most intriguing and trigger ones imagination.

They are with so many and each window looks different.

So I invite to have a look at some charming aspects of windows.


'what's up in the sky' by Ayatullah R. Hiba



'Going home' by Peter Davidson



'Transient' by Lara Kantardjian



'the glimpse' by Gilbert Claes



'Window light' by Tony D



'The bench' by Marc Apers



'A crystal view' by Yvette Depaepe



by Massimo Della Latte



'Rearranging the Window Pixels' by Abilio Silveira



by Ümmü Nisan Kandilcioglu



A smile to the unknown photographer... by Antonio Grambone



'The last roses' by Susanne Stoop



'UnderWare Barcode II' by Carlos Costa



'Silent Cry' by Fabien Bravin



Living in Boxes by Kent Mathiesen



'Window cleaning' by Hans-Wolfgang Hawerkamp



'Mannequin challenge ?' by Jef Flour



'Walking on the sky' by Jesús Rubio



'Curvilinear' by Luc Vangindertael (laGrange)



'The golden wall' by Jef Vanden Houte



'Embrace' by Jeroen van de Wiel



'street lights' by Gilbert Claes



'The Cope' by Henk van Maastricht



'Feeling blue' by Matej Peljhan



'Matrix' by Tomás San Andrés



'7Stars' by Timeless Gravity



'Windows' by George Doupas


Whoops, sorry Susanne, thank you very much for your important contribution with editing too!
I love this "Windows" feature, congratulations to everyone who's artistic images have been published, and of course to Yvette, who works selflessly to keep us all inspired with the ART of Photography!
Beautiful collection of images and a great object to photograph. My compliments dear Yvette and Susanne for the nice review and photos.
Nice collection, but the public parking at Piazza Gae Aulenti in Milano (photo: Massimo Della Latte) has no window... :-)
Hello Yvette and Susanne.... I really appreciate the selection... Thank you very much dear friends... Warm regards...
Grazie Yvette ans Susanne