Sunday, May 6, 2012

Whimsical Windows - Outside/In

Toby most graciously hosts the fun architectural meme, Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors. We look for unique portals, and look around for same. 

Today, I am using pictures that have ben seen before, yet given the look at these windows I am able to show a unique set of perspectives of one room, one outside and one in...


This house is known as the Humphreys Homestead, home of the local Derby Historical Society. The house was completed in 1698, and was considered a mansion in those days. The neat period windows are the classic 12-over-12 arrangement. 

Inside, we see the same room, Lady Humphreys Parlor, the luxurious (in that day) sitting room to host guests. Stark these days perhaps...opposite sides of the same room, a look at the past as it was...

3 comments:

toby said...

Sorry I'm late this week! I remember your inside view, but the outside looks completely different, wow! Thanks for giving us a new perspective :)

Lesley said...

I am in love those wide floor boards!
It is often a surprise to see what is actually on the other side of these windows.

Sara said...

Interesting to see a vase of flowers on the floor instead of a table or sideboard...