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The old windows

Window-frames in pieces awaiting their final destiny.

The old windows are keeping them company. That’s what it should be like – they have been together since 1948.

Exciting holes to be explored? No thanks, it’s been too cold lately. It was around -20 degrees C yesterday, no Underground/Subway service where I live, the buses replacing it were crowded so I walked for about 25 minutes and took the tram a couple of stops and changed to Underground/Subway there. The same procedure was repeated on my way home and this morning. Things worked as usual this afternoon – oh bliss!

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4 responses

  1. Where will the windows and their frames go? Hate to say it to you, but we are in a winter warm up. Almost all the snow is gone, my crocuses are coming up and there is hope out there. Bundle up and stay warm, you don’t want to get sick again.

    24/02/2010 at 02:32

  2. Staffan H

    Lynn: I strongly suspect that the glass will be recycled. As regards the wood, I’m not sure what will happen.

    It will probably take at least a month before I see any crocuses here but it’s worth waiting for.

    24/02/2010 at 07:28

  3. All those old windows. There are artist here, in the Midwest and USA who hand paint scenes and flowers and such on these old windows. Matter of fact, the go for a good price… the old windows and as painted in works of art. Lots of snow just as we see here.

    25/02/2010 at 19:46

  4. Staffan H

    Anna: Painted old windows – that was interesting. I can understand that they make some good money. We painted our windows in school, I think it was in 3rd of 4th grade, with water colors. If I remember right, we had to treat the windows with liquid soap and water first so that the water colors would stick on the glass. It looked fun even though our paintings were probably far from artistic (but they were easy to remove).

    One thing that irritates me with scrapping these old windows is that the wood in the window-frames is of a quality one can’t buy today…

    25/02/2010 at 23:39

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