Friday, 1 June 2007

Out of my bedroom window

To look out my double sash bedroom window, first you have to look past the reproduction mini Tiffany window (View of Oyster Bay) I bought in 1986 at the Metropolitan Museum of New York. It was made in about 1908 (the real one, not mine), and my house was built in 1909, so they fit together rather well. Now the Met has a shop in Sydney where you can buy them. I think it's a bit weird having a NY museum shop in Sydney, but there you are....globalisation! (PS The window is OPEN - it was just too filthy to photograph through!)

Here's a fragment of the tesselated tiles on the verandah and path.

To take in the views outside bedroom windows around the world, click on the links below.
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38 comments:

  1. I love the tiles. And "tesselated" must be one of my favorite words!

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  2. I'm always fascinated by tiles and yours are really beautiful ;-)

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  3. It's a lovely view, with the tiles and the picket fence...

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  4. This piece is exquisite Sally, and just as beautiful as I expected from someone like you. You are so very special.

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  5. I like that reproduction, most of all the view and the colors. But I love the tiles. I remember playing on very similar tiles when I was a kid. It brings back a lot of memories.

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  6. You have a beautiful view, when you wake up!
    I wish you happy mornings in front of this window view:)

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  7. Sally, this is beautiful! You must be so proud to live in such an historical house, it should had a lot os interesting stories... cool! And your photo is awesome! It seems a calm neighborhood :)

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  8. Sally, I'm still trying to work out what street you live in! A beautiful view from your window, gorgeous tesselations( was one of my fave Maths topics when I was a teacher). Will email you when I get everything sorted out here.

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  9. Wow, your 'view of oyster bay' is beautiful!

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  10. What a perfect compliment to your historic house!
    I lived in Oyster Bay on Long Island, but it did not look as pretty as your Tiffany ;-)

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  11. Beautiful tiles...lovely!

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  12. Lovely view. I like your tiles, it's pretty :)

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  13. I have a piece from the Chicago museum (well, not the real thing) hanging at my window, too, and it also has a lot of blue in it. Your window is gorgeous, and so are the tiles.

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  14. un vitrail comme vue, cela est tres original. Bon Weekend


    a stained glass like sight, that is very original. Good Weekend

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  15. No fair opening the window! Great photo.

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  17. That is a gorgeous Tiffany window.

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  18. Oooh... we LOVE the mini Tiffany window!

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  19. Sally, the view is absolutely beautiful. Great to start the day with it!

    Thanks for your visit to HamburgDailyPhoto!

    All the best,

    Marc

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  20. An interesting post. I like the photo and your explanation of it.

    Wouldn't it be different if you woke up in my house and looked out the bedroom window? My site shows what you would see.

    Abraham Lincoln
    Brookville Daily Photo
    My Photography

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  21. You have a very nice 'bedroom view', I should say. I often wonder what is it like to live in such an old house? It must be a beautiful thing!

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  22. nice view, and love the tiles! and yes, they do go well with the beautiful stained glass. the comment about the open window made me laugh! filthy windows--how very unswiss of you! (but then again, you are in Sydney, not Switzerland) It made me feel better about my own windows, which I'm sure are not up to Swiss cleanliness standards. I do clean them, I swear! just not as often as the Swiss, and they always end up streaky anyway...perhaps it's time to hire a putzfrau

    http://zurichdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2007/04/putzfrau.html

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  23. i find this place very nice. I can see only a little part of the street and your home but it seems very cozy

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  24. We hang such a nice piece in here too but not the tiffany one and not in my window either...What you have is a very beautiful one!

    Thanks for the nice comment on mine ;o)

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  25. I make mine Nathalie's words: it's extraordinary as I expected from someone like you: extraordinary and special.

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  26. I'm so jealous! You seem to have a lovely house, it's sunny outside and like Alice said you even have a sea view.

    Besides, Nathalie said you 're so very special and I trust her judgment!

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  27. What a lovely way to wake up. I love the tiles.

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  28. Really beautiful view to wake up to, every morning. I love that window of yours, and the tiles too. Your choice is exquisite.

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  29. Great shot and love the Tiffany stained glass!

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  30. Your example of globalization was one of the most positive I have heard of. Your photo is outstanding. I also opened my window for a clear photo.

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  31. Oh beautiful! I don't know which I love the most, the Tiffany, the tiles or the beautiful leaning tree. Actually, of course, it's the combination which all says 'Sally.'

    Wonderful!

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  32. I bet it's beautiful with the sun hitting it.

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  33. I would like to have such a view from my bedroom.


    Please find my new blog about Château-Gontier city.
    http://chateau-gontier-daily-photo.blogspot.com/

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  34. The Tiffany Window is quite a piece.
    BTW, it's a nice title work, Sally.

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  35. Lovely tiles - makes for a nice walkway.

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  36. Ah Sally, such a wonderful sight to wake to. Your window is inspiring (and your candor about the windows priceless). Speaking as a quiltmaker, I am especially fond of those lovely tile pavers. The patterns are wonderful. And Nathalie is right, you are a very special person, and I love your taste!
    -Kim

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  37. I love your view-within-a-view!

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