Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Windows

Windows on the World

I found that I had a few pictures of windows amongst my collections so I’ll start off with one I took solely because I thought it was an unusual place to find such a large window. It is in the ladies toilet on Deck 11 of Explorer of the Seas. Truly a room with a view. I’ve included a couple of other seagoing windows. Portholes (including ours) and the Bridge viewing window where you can see the officers going about their business.

Still on the international theme here is a window in the ruins of Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh, Scotland back in 1990. It was hard to get a good photo as half the building was in deep shade but it was one of those occasions when I knew I would never come back again so I took it anyway. I love the shape of this window and could imagine it with stained glass panels like some of the other old churches I saw there.

Holyrood Abbey in the grounds of Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh.
Holyrood Abbey in the grounds of Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh.Taken 1990


Closer to home here are some shop windows in Oatlands, Tasmania. An antique shop in the High Street and Pinocchio, who I spotted in the window of a workshop, you can just see him in the window of the pink building on the right. I took this photo in 2008. I don’t know if he is still there.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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