The View From Your Window*

Karen Shaffer has sent in a clever series of window views of various kinds, taken during her trip to Los Angeles past this week:

First, the window view from the airplane:

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View from airplane window nr. palm springs

Next, the view from her car window:

View from car window 

A window view of the Hollywood Hills:

 View from window of hollywood hills

Looking out the window straight down on Sunset Boulevard:

View straight down onto sunset blvd 

Full moon over LA through a hotel window:

Full moon view of LA from hotel window

And (my favorite), an etched hotel window, with city lights beyond:

LA hotel window etching & nightscene


Next, we have a series of window views from Karen's home -- a farmhouse in rural Virginia shared with her husband, Charles Vess, and an assortment of animals:

Prudence's view through the bay window:

Prudence's view from bay window

Two views from the patio windows:

View from patio window

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The view out the kitchen window (with Kaylee napping):

Kitchen window view of another napping spot for Kaylee

The view through the etched windows of the Little Studio
(yet another napping spot for Kaylee):

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The view from an upstairs window:

View from upstairs


* The original "View From Your Window" series was created by blogger Andrew Sullivan. Please check out the "View From Your Window" photos he posts on his Atlantic Monthly blog, which are sent in by readers from all around the world.


The View From Your Window*

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The view from Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth's window this morning, in northern England.  "You'd think we were in the middle of the Yorkshire countryside," she says. "In fact there's a whopping, noisy main road just below the view, between out flat and the field, and we're just between Leeds and Bradford, but there are fields with horses in just beyond, and there Buck Woods and the Aire river and the Leeds-Liverpool Canal up towards the hills.  And the sun is shining...."

 * The original "View From Your Window" series was created by blogger Andrew Sullivan. Please check out the "View From Your Window" photos he posts on his Atlantic Monthly blog, which are sent in by readers from all around the world.


The View From Your Window*

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Above: Two photographs from Rossitsa, a puppet theatre director in Bulgaria. The first shows her current view, the second shows how that same view looked during the past winter. She says: "The window looks at the church St. George, the patron saint of my town Rousse in Bulgaria. It's always exciting and inspiring to watch through it how the seasons change. It's so beautiful...and calming!"

Rossitsa's recent puppet show "Rapunzel," inspired by the oldest versions of the story, has just won has the Best Performance Award and the Children's Jury Award at Lutfest, the International Puppet Festival in Sarajevo, Bosnja and Herzegovina. Congratulations!

Below: A Los Angeles window view from artist & writer James Graham, who is recuperating from a motorcycle accident. James says: " The view from my home studio window is boringly bucolic. I really can't believe I live here. This is the first time I have lived in a house and not a warehouse since leaving the Brooklyn hippy slum I grew up in thirty one years ago. I still feel like a trespasser in the middle class. I have sure as hell appreciated this view all winter, stuck in a wheel chair looking out of the window. It was this sunny even as the rest of the world was buried in snow!"


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* The original "View From Your Window" series was created by blogger Andrew Sullivan. Please check out the "View From Your Window" photos he posts on his Atlantic Monthly blog, which are sent in by readers from all around the world.


The View From Your Window*

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The photo above is from Delia Sherman, who writes: "I'm in upstate New York, finishing up my novel Freedom Maze at a friend's house. It's lovely, quiet, and peaceful, far from the madding crowd."

Below: two window views from Holly Black in western Massachusetts.

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* The original "View From Your Window" series was created by blogger Andrew Sullivan. Please check out the "View From Your Window" photos he posts on his Atlantic Monthly blog, which are sent in by readers from all around the world.


The View From Your Window*


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The view from Mary Layton's window, near Greensboro, North Carolina. She writes: "When we bought our house, we picked my studio based on which room of the house had the best light for painting. Unfortunately, it is a bit lacking in 'views'. So, I often take inspiration by peering out of my kitchen window into our garden whilst I wait for my morning tea or coffee to brew. This morning was a good morning for that. The robins are feeding babies located in the vines that surround the window, the bluebirds are feeding babies in their house (the baffle can be made out in the middle pane), and the goldfinches are courting -- you can spot one on the arbor to the left in the same middle pane. The middle pane is where all the action is, actually, for if you look closely, to the right of the bluebird house, you might make out our resident groundhog (who we think lives in the tall grasses in the distance), just before he scarpered in a panic at some perceived threat."

* The original "View From Your Window" series was created by blogger Andrew Sullivan. Please check out the "View From Your Window" photos he posts on his Atlantic Monthly blog, which are sent in by readers from all around the world.