Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

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DSC_0297-2After getting a taste of what the weekly photo challenge is all about on my study abroad blog, I decided to keep my ”challenges” more close to home, so here is my entry this week:

This is the view of the Tynemouth Priory, UK, from inside what used to be the kitchen’s window of the Gatehouse. It’s all in ruins now (but beautiful ones), with a 2000 years history behind. I enjoyed spending a lovely couple of hours exploring between its remaining walls, its old nearby cemetery, and enjoying the view over the North Sea. The place is loaded with history and if you would like to read more about it, the English Heritage site does a good job at showing you around, even if only virtually: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/tynemouth-priory-and-castle/#Left

From all the pictures I took that day (you can see some here), this is my favorite. It’s hard not to imagine how people a long time ago saw the Priory, then in all its original glory, through the same window as I did. They stirred the soup in the nearby fireplace that still betrays its presence in the room and occasionally looked through that same window. What did they think of when they watched the Priory? Did they hated the always cold rooms? Did they dream of being somewhere else? Or perhaps they wondered who will look through the same window in a hundred years’ time like I was when I took my picture?

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12 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

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    Joseph Pinto said:
    January 13, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    This is simply a wicked ass photo, Cristina! 🙂

      Cristina responded:
      January 13, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      Haha, thank you! It’s a wicked ass place! ;P

    emaghi said:
    January 12, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    It,s very beautiful image!

    Stefano Scheda said:
    January 12, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Nice shot, Cristina!

      Cristina responded:
      January 12, 2014 at 9:55 am

      Thank you! Your shot of the window cleaners in SIngapore is very nice too!

    celia knox said:
    January 12, 2014 at 4:03 am

    I love this!

      Cristina responded:
      January 12, 2014 at 9:53 am

      Thanks. I should pay more attention to windows from now on 😉

    The Retiring Sort said:
    January 12, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Beautiful image of an amazing place!

      Cristina responded:
      January 12, 2014 at 9:52 am

      Thank you. I loved that place, I could have stayed there forever!

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