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Thursday, July 28, 2011

WINDOW PEEKING




RESTORATION IN PROGRESS IN HISTORIC CITY BUILDING
LANCASTER, KENTUCKY

(DID YOU EVER HAVE THE URGE TO PEEK INSIDE TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON?)


29 comments:

  1. Could you look inside? I am a nosey parker and I would have taken a peek. Dianne

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  2. Hello Barbara:
    Yes we do and have been known in our youth to climb through windows to see what is going on!!

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  3. Dianne -- Yes, I did look inside but there was not much to see. Some scaffold rack and some tools. Rather dark inside although the sun was shining. But I must tell you I do check out what's in an enticing window if I feel it is OK. Otherwise, I observe from afar. I guess I am like you, I am nosey but I am a safe nosey person.

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  4. Jane and Lance -- hurrah for you two. I used to be more brazen around abandoned homes but times have changed and I am more careful. But i love to wander about property (with permission) and take mental notes of the life that once existed in that space.

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  5. But, of course. And, I love old tumbledown houses, too. You just wonder what stories they have to tell.

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  6. Guilty here. Back in the housing boom, we loved walking past (and peeping/walking into) houses being built.

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  7. Oh how many times I have wanted to look in the windows of abandoned homes or barnes. I love it at Christmas when people have their curtains open and you can see all the beautiful lights and decorations.

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  8. Oh yes, I'm nosey! But, as you and others have said...on the safe side. :)

    I love those shots, especially those green house gloves, and that photo of the window truly conveys a sense of expectation as to what's inside.

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  9. Rose -- I am getting the feeling that many folks are tempted to gaze inside windows. Vacant houses are usually the target of peeking but I sure suggest asking permission from the owner first.
    Thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  10. Auntea -- Holiday decorations in windows naturally attract the eye. You are right, if the curtains are open and the tree lights are on one will look toward the window. Thanks for stopping --- barbara

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  11. NCmountainwoman -- Yes, fun to look into a new house through the windows or if the door is not on yet -- to walk through the house. I have done the same many times. I appreciate your comment -- barbara

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  12. Louise -- Oh, love to look in the windows of houses that have sat empty forever and visualize the family that lived there. Thanks for stopping by -- barbara

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  13. Vicki -- thanks for the nice words about my photo -- I appreciate it -- barbara

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  14. There is something about the idea of looking through a window. You see a lot of art work where the artist is looking through a window, and I am always most attracted to that sort of work. Wondering about what is on the other side...

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  15. Sure do! Always enjoy a peek inside to see the status of a project! Plus, it can create great material for posts on the blog.

    - PJWB @ www.kaintuckeean.com

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  16. Linda -- Yes I do see paintings and prints featuring a window -- never thought about that when I wrote the post. Thanks -- barbara

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  17. PJWB -- Yes. projects in the works would be fun to view. thanks for stopping by -- barbara

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  18. Wonderful colour. Thanks for the visit Barbara and for your kind encouragement.

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  19. Who can resist? A window is for looking in as well as out.

    By the way, Babara, a couple of weeks ago you wrote about small houses. You might like to look at the current [July 25th] issue of New Yorker Magazine which has a long article on a fad for very small houses. I'm currently reading it but you wrote about it first.

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  20. Oh, yes! I'm a voyeur at heart when it comes to the insides of houses! And one that's empty and having work done on it would be much too enticing to pass up. I'd have left nose-marks on that window. :-)

    When I was 17, my mom and I were walking in Boston's Beacon Hill on a very hot, muggy day when we passed an old brownstone that was crawling with construction workers, the sound of power equipment coming from the open windows. We stopped on the sidewalk and peered from there into the windows as best we could - mom to see what sort of renovations they were doing (since she and dad were doing the same to our old Maine farmhouse), me to ogle the shirtless contractors (hey, I was 17, my interest in old home renovations was still years away!) :-) A man was standing on the front stoop talking to one of the contractors, and when he finished he saw us on the sidewalk and came over to ask us if he could help us. Mom asked if it was his house, he said yes, she asked what he was having done to it, he told her, and as the conversation went on it turned out he was the author, doctor and screenwriter, Robin Cook! (This was especially exciting since "Coma" was playing in theaters at the time).

    The moral of this story is that it definitely pays to peek through windows at construction projects, sometimes in unanticipated ways. :-)

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  21. Nice photo, Barbara. It not only has artistic appeal, but it also tells a story, maybe two or three. Jim

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  22. Carole -- glad you stopped by and your site is marvelous. -- barbara

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  23. June -- oh that New York times, always stealing the words right out of my mouth. I'll have to have a good talk with them again.

    Kidding aside, I didn't know it was a fad -- I just thought it was a great idea for some cozy, easy, economical living. I have wanted a smaller house for years. Now, I have a new idea to go with my small house -- a fold-up bicycle -- don't tell the Times. -- barbara

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  24. Laloofah -- Well! I didn't realize that you possessed such great tastes when it came to window peeking. To pick Robin Cook's window was beyond belief. Your mother and you certainly have wonderful window peeking qualities. Like the moral of your story -- barbara

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  25. Jim -- thanks for the very nice words about my post. As you know there is a story around every corner and so many are interesting. -- barbara

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  26. Everyday! All the time! It makes my day to discover something new. Hidden away.

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  27. Birdman -- I believe it is human nature to be curious -- certainly makes for interesting photographs online -- thanks -- barbara

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  28. Nice photo, Barbara. I like your glove header too.

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