Thursday Lingering Look at Windows-Wk-08

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Among Geelong’s older buildings and architecture of a bygone era…

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we find buildings constructed in the last decade, or so, with completely different look.

I daresay most cities have similar buildings, areas where the older city is making way for the new.

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Thursday Lingering Look at Windows Wk-8

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Thursday Lingering Look at Windows-Wk-07

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This week….some older style Geelong windows.

windows_0546A glance over the fence and … windows on 1920s style houses.

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Thursday Lingering Look at Windows Wk-7

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Thursday Lingering Look at Windows-Wk-06

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Another window photo from my walk around Geelong

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Reflections everywhere

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windows_0564I think it odd that windows are one of the first things delivered to a building site and also one of the first things installed.  Still I’m not a builder.

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Thursday Lingering Look at Windows-Wk-05

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This week I had to spend an hour or so in Geelong waiting for my car to be attended to.

Out came the camera and a walking we did go.  Well, one  of us walked….

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Nearing the end of my walk I came upon this old building….built many years ago and now renovated on the inside to cater for a small industry.  However, the windows caught my eye.

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Odd that  top floor windows were totally covered…

window_0564however, if you look carefully you will note that they once sported nice glass ….

window_0565louvered windows like this frame around the corner.

window_0566At ground level there were no signs of louvered windows and solid bars keeping people both out and in.  This is an area which i have often driven through but never walked and ‘smelled the roses’.  I am sure I looked like the typical tourist with camera in hand photographing all that locals take for granted.

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Thursday Lingering Look at Windows-Wk-04

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‘Local’ Windows this week

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This week a long shot at country Church windows.

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shed_1986This is my favourite because I have seen many windows like this.  My Grandfather was a WW I Soldier Settler and many of the farms, where I spent much of my life, were settled in either the twenties or fifties, after WW II. Many of the building practices were as rudimentary as this ‘window’ in the side of the porch/entrance wall.  Even into the eighties and nineties wool sheds were built with a slightly more sophisticated, but very similar window cut into the wall.  Modern windows usually had an outer shutter covering them so they could be locked from the inside.  But that was the only difference. shed_1986aMy Grandfather’s wool shed was made of blue stone pitchers with just holes in the side for windows and door.  This one appears to be made of sandstone which is much softer than blue stone……. Still I wouldn’t like a hit on the head with either of them!! 

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Thursday Lingering Look at Windows-Wk-03

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Fremantle-Perth Windows

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windows_0241I am afraid I cannot provide much information regarding this shot except to say it was taken while on our cruise down the Swan River.  I suspect that this building is located on the outskirts of Perth….but could also be nearer to Fremantle.

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Thursday Lingering Look at Windows-Wk-02

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Fremantle Windows

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The Fremantle Post Office was built in 1907 and is now listed on the Australian National Heritage List for places of outstanding heritage significance.  Note the arched and square windows in this magnificent old building….well ‘old’ by our standards.

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