Saturday Through My Lens: Windows from France

This week's Saturday Through My Lens features a collection of window photographs taken during my last trip to France.  Some of these windows were at Versailles--the main palace and Le Petit Trianon.  Others were from chateaus of the Loire Valley--Chenonceau, Chambord & Cheverny.  And a couple were from the Louvre Museum in Paris. I think they're all beautiful. Sky Lights I have noticed that I always seem to take pictures of windows.   Let There Be Light I really like windows.   I am drawn to rooms with lots of windows, and I feel suffocated or caged if I spend too much time in a room that has no windows.   Shadow Play I love that windows bring light into the darkness so that we can see.  

Fancy Sill; window at the Palace of Versailles, France

I think windows offer us some hope of escape from whatever we may be in.  Like a portal to another place.  A way out.  

a view of the river from Diane De Poiter's study at Chateau de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley, France

They allow us to see the world outside.  

A Ray of Light; window at  Le Petit Trianon at Versailles, France

No matter how dull and gray it may seem, the light coming through the window always brightens things.  

Basement Panes; window at Le Petit Trianon at Versailles, France

Windows also allow us to see what is coming so that we can be prepared.  

the 2nd floor window over the entrance of Chenonceau, France

We watch at the window when we are anticipating the arrival of a loved one.  

hallway window at Chenonceau

Sometimes, windows show us which way we should go.  

window at Versailles, France

This window must have been made for someone very tall.  Or someone with high ideas of what they wanted to see.  

window at Le Petit Trianon at the Palace of Versailles, France

Windows can inspire us to look up.  

Chenonceau Staircase windows

Windows can highlight the beauty around them.  

Leaded Tower window at Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley, France

Sometimes the window itself is a work of art.

Wooden Windows at Chateau Chenonceau, Loire Valley, France

When I stand at these windows, I can't help but wonder about all the people that have stood there before me.  What were they thinking?  What were they watching for?  What did the window show them?  

Marble Checkerboard Floor and Arched Window at the Louvre Museum in Paris

Some of these windows are centuries old.  Oh, the stories they could tell!  

statue by a window at Versailles, France

I think everything is more beautiful in the light.  

Chapel windows at Chateau de Chambord, Loire Valley, France

Windows bring warmth and welcome you in. What do you like about windows?  Please share!

2 Replies to “Saturday Through My Lens: Windows from France”

  1. Sometimes the view through a window is a blessing to be experienced. Currently, through our dining room window, we see the English dogwood(mock orange) beginning to burst into a full array of radiant white blossoms.

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