Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Maybe it was that we were looking at so many paintings, that the windows offered themselves up as art too.  One of the lovely things about looking at art in person, rather than just on a computer screen, is that you get so see how it looks framed, or unframed. You get to see it in a room, on a certain colour of wall.  It occupies space.  You walk by it, move toward, away from it.  Possibly, you find yourself reflected in a painting, you see yourself in the face of a portrait of someone else.  Or your emotions are reflected in a combination of colours.

The above window is at the Corcoran. And below is the Barnes and Noble in Union Station. It was my first experience in a Barnes and Noble and I thought this one was so interesting - a huge shop window.  An opportunity for anyone with time to watch people browsing for a book.

A building that reflects another building with a markedly, though not wildly, different facade. 

The next three windows are my favourite, and all from the same building.  I wish I had time and the proper equipment to take a photo of each and every window of this one.  Each one tells a story. Even the ones with a sparser minimalism were interesting.  A single plant at a desk.  Or just a couple of books in a stack. File folders in a row.

A glimpse of a party balloon?

And this one was great.  The planes, the leaning stacks of file folders, I think they are. And the planes are especially cool, I think, if you know that across the street is the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.


  1. my friend,
    i am so in love with that B&N. Swoon!

  2. ps: and your photo work is just gorgeous... so crisp and detailed.


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