A window of opportunity

I’ve always loved looking at the contributions to Thursday doors, where bloggers from around the world share images of their favourite doors. Somehow, I’ve never got round to joining in.  But looking through my photos for something or other yesterday, I realised that I had the makings of a post about windows. Here it is.

Here’s an image from the last March for Europe in London in June.  I’ll be there again, probably as you read this, marching for a People’s Vote on the Final Deal.  I’m not sure how much I believe in another referendum, but what other hope have we got to turn the tide against the national disaster that is Brexit?

Happier times, happier pictures.  I started off by including images from Europe too.  But I’ll do England today, and maybe travel further afield another time.

Hull Minster, as seen from the office buildings opposite.

And Ripon Cathedral glimpsed through a camera obscura in early 2017.

There’s an osteopath in Ripon who always has a delightfully quirky window display.  Here’s winter.

Through the car window, a snowy winter landscape near Kex Gill in Yorkshire.

Train windows:  a view of Canary Wharf through the windows of the DLR line.

And the more rural landscape from the Wensleydale Railway.

I’ll finish with the photo I found that started me off.  This was the view I took outside our house on Christmas Eve morning last year.

Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

19 thoughts on “A window of opportunity”

  1. The Christmas Eve one is stunning! If my memory serves me right you also did a post many moons ago of the Christmas decorations on windows in your French village.

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  2. An interesting series of excellent images in a delightful variety of scenes. Good luck on the march, though I have come round to thinking that a second referendum even if we win, would only divide the country even further. I am now for the softest of soft Brexits.

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    1. I know what you mean. I’m very torn. This has been the most dreadful, divisive period, and healing the wounds will take time and good will.


  3. We were there again as well, 2 of the 700,000. I really do believe in another vote. It’s not a referendum but a vote on the deal now we know what it looks like. When 37% of the electorate voted to leave (don’t forget it was advisory as confirmed by the government) it seems to me that the other half of the process is to vote on the proposed outcome. I realise that we are a representative democracy but having abandoned that principle and held a referendum in June 2016 we can’t in all conscience deny the people another say. Rant over.

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    1. The bit I don’t believe in is the possibility of a fair and unfairly influenced vote. I still can’t believe the illegality of the last vote hasn’t been challenged.

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  4. I cannot think about Brexit without feeling ill and very unhappy. I haven’t been on any marches and applaud all those, like you who do and travel miles and miles to take part.
    Your series of windows are so diverse and I have enjoyed looking at them. The last one is a beauty!

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    1. I’ll post about the march tomorrow. It was brilliant …. but useful? Who knows? Yes, that last shot was a lucky one – I thought it deserved its 15 minutes of fame.

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  5. I love photos of reflections in windows. It is a case of two for the price of one and your photos are no exception. Also, a period of pause and reflections feels to be occurring across the Brexit divide following the march and confirmed by reading the comments here on your post. The terrible mess and still they plough on all those politicos playing party if not personal politics. I have never known a time to have such lightweight, over-ambitious charlatans representing our country.

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      1. The only slither of silver lining is that Cameron, Osborne and May will go down in history without the illustrious legacy their ilk grave.


  6. I like all these photos, but particularly the last three, and as already said, the last one is truly brilliant. Hard to believe that the next Christmas is not so far away, Brexit or no Brexit …

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