Saturday, November 04, 2006

Saturday's Photo Scavenger Hunt

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Windows



These are the lovely, huge windows in our Munich apartment. They let in plenty of light, but are rather different from most windows back in North America. You can open them two ways - either they open like a door, hinging inward; or they open from the top, hinging on the bottom. The other big difference is that there are no screens on the windows! We went out and bought some fabric bug screens to install, since we are used to having metal screens on our windows back in Canada.

36 comments:

Chateau said...

You must have very sunny rooms then. Back here, we're used to having metal (aluminum) screens on our windows too. Got to keep the bugs and mosquitos out!

Thanks for the welcome and for stopping by!

eija said...

Munich? Oh, it's a lovely city! I visited it some ten years ago... The apartment looks awesome, and the windows are wonderful - but I'd hate being the one washing them :D

Thanks for visiting me

Gabrielle said...

You've a very spacious apartment!

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy, spacious week end :)

Shelley - At Home in Rome said...

Hi to a fellow expat in Europe! Stopping by from the Photo Hunt blogroll. I was just thinking the other day about the lack of screens... why is that? It would be so easy. And mosquitoes are such a problem here! Oh well...another expat mystery. Happy Saturday!

Debbie said...

How nice and airy! Really adds meaning to let the sunshine in! Nice share! My windows are up! Happy Saturday!

Pat said...

Great big windows - I love them!

We do not have screens on our windows here in France as well. How did you secure the netting onto the windows? We had been thinking of doing something like that here.

Barbara H. said...

Love all the windows -- makes the rooms look so light and airy. Can't imagine not having sceens, though!!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

I love lots of windows. Hate to clean them all though. Thanks for sharing and have a great Saturday :D

Jenny said...

beautifully airy apartment! though definately with "ChupieandJ'smama" on having to clean them all! I am a notoriously lazy window washer though ;) lol.

srp said...

Thanks for stopping by. Those windows are great. My brother is an opera singer and based in Vienna, Austrie. We visited him in Linz once and his apartment there had those same types of windows. He was having trouble getting used to the absence of screens as well. He has performed in Munich, Berlin and this summer was his third in Bayreuth.

karaoke queen said...

Yep. Gotta keep the mozzies out! They are vicious here in Japan too. I swear you can feel them biting you they're huge!

Lisa said...

I love all of those windows. That is very interesting as to how they open.

Ma said...

Great windows and nice looking apartment. This must be before you moved in.

Thanks for stopping by.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Look at all that light! Wow, how lovely! And a perfect subject to post for the "window(s)" theme this week.

We have a large set of windows and I'm terrible at keeping them clean. ;-)

Thanks for stopping by.

LibertyBelle said...

I can't get enough windows! I love natural light!
super photo
Mine's up too!
Happy Saturday!

Morning Glory said...

Very interesting windows. I like your take on the theme.

eph2810 said...

Those are indeed wonderful windows. Thank you for sharing :)...

I miss Germany! I am glad you are enjoying your stay.

Teena said...

I'm very jealous of all those big windows!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Cat said...

Looks like an awesome apts! love the openness and the light from the windows.

Thanks for stopping by!

on the Rock said...

I love lots of windows for letting in lots of natural light!

Julie said...

Beautiful windows!! :o)

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Expat Traveler said...

I absolutely adore these windows too! The photo in my picture had these types of windows of course... I'd love to have them in our home too!!! Yes back in Canada. =)

Pamela said...

There is nothing so nice as to have a home with floor to ceiling windows. How beautiful and how nice to live in Munich! Thanks for sharing!

Mama Duck said...

Beautiful, I love windows like that!!

Lee said...

wow, those are great windows...love all the options! Have a good weekend!

Vicki said...

Beautiful windows. I would love to have ones that big in our place. And how neat that they open two ways. Thanks for stopping by.

Leslie said...

Great pictures! I'd love to have windows that can open like that. Looks like you have a lovely place!

Present Storm said...

no screens would be cool as long as you had no bugs..lol If we didn't have screens here in Texas we would have a house full of mosquitoes.


Very cool and BIG windows!!

Deb said...

Wow! Such great windows!

guppyman said...

Lots of big windows! Wish I had more....

Barbara said...

Looks like your apartment gets plenty of light. Very beautiful.

Danella said...

Those are such great windows.

Thanks for stopping by.

Gattina said...

Yeah, yeah, that's our windows. I think they wouldn't be suitable for canada, it's probably to cold there. We also have very big Windows they take more than a half from the wall, but we have electric stores to be more safe. Very nice appartment for Germany !!

Thanks for the comment on my windows ! It's fun to go from blog to blog and see all these windows !

Janet said...

wow, what beautiful windows!!!

Wystful1 said...

A great display of windows for Saturday!!

Thanks for the visit and leaving a comment for my SPHunt photo.

Happy Sunday.

Soulful_SensitiveStreak said...

Fabric bug screens ... interesting! I only know of aluminum screens. It's important to have screens here to keep the pesky insects especially flies and mosquitoes out.

Rach