09 June 2009

corner view "out your back door or window"

For this week´s corner view theme I thought I´d be a little creative and show you some "before" and "after" views. But the gods were not smiling and I couldn´t find my "before" photos. So for my "before" photo you´ll have to imagine a view from a 17th story window overlooking center city Philadelphia (lots of tall buildings) and now to my "after"...






Thanks Joyce for this great idea. Next week´s theme is "street fashion." And, um, Joyce try not to get arrested.... Lisa, do you mind choosing the next theme? Thanks!
Have fun checking out all these great views! Besos!

caitlin, joyce, ani, kim, a day that is dessert, natsumi, epe, kaylovesvintage, trinsch, c.t., jeannette, outi, schanett, ritva, francesca, state of bliss, jennifer, dana,denise, cabrizette, bohemia girl, ruth, dianna, isabelle, amber, a girl in the yellow shoes, mister e, janis, kari, jgy, jenna, skymring, elizabeth, audrey, allison, lise, cate, mon, victoria, crescent moon, erin, otli, amy, ida, caroline, lisa, dorte, kimmie, la lune dans le ciel, nicola, malo, vanessa,britta, virgina, april, rebecca, b, kyndale samantha, karen, kristina, angelina, dorit, goldensunfamily, sophie, janet, mcgillicutty, desiree, di, travelingmama, aimee, sunnymama amanda, ali, jenell, guusje, britta, juanita, pamela, inna, daan, myrtille, cris, ibb, susi, jodi, lily, gillian, doobleh-vay



80 comments:

caitlin said...

I love the colorful buildings that surround you. Gorgeous! Hmm street fashion is going to be interesting. I can't wait!

Di said...

I love the view - as Caitlin said, the colours are gorgeous. I was lucky as I was away for a long weekend so get to post some fabulous back door views (as well as my own back window of course, which doesn't have such fantastic views.....now my front window....that's a completely different matter.....

jgy said...

Beautiful streets.
And at the same time I am imagining Ben Franklin on the top of...what tower is that, it was a long time ago and I too lived in Philadelphia!
Small world.
Thanks Jane.

Jeannette said...

That Teatro Principal is fantastic with all the ornaments! Is it still in use as a theatre?
And the balcony next to it with the big vases! Stunning.

Joyce said...

Jane I love your view. It is just what I imagine it to be! The designs of the buildings and color are truly masterpieces. Thanks!

Oh dear when I saw next weeks topic "street fashion" I thought the same thing!!!

Hugs my friend. xoxo

Ian said...

Now there's a thing: TV aerials. I haven't seen them for ages: it's all satellite dishes here, and they really mess up the rooftop views.

Street fashion is going to be a tough one to photograph in Oman. All of the women are totally covered in black, and taking photgraphs of them could cause a riot! So, as Caitlin says, that could be interesting.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

It's a very beautiful view !! Thanks (one more time !!!)...

ticklishfromadistance said...

Jane. I am so envious. The colors, architecture.....just so great. Such fun. Thanks for including me!

B said...

I love these! They don't look like a Spain city to me at all! I was in Vitoria a long time and I'm thinking I must visit again soon!

A Captured Reflection said...

So gorgeously rustic. Oh for such a view!

Flo said...

Hi!
I decided to join in and share with you a picture of what my back door shows me.
Great pictures of Vitoria!

Amy @ The Q Family said...

You have a great view!! I love those colorful buildings.

Bonnie said...

oh wow jane, i love your view ! so beautiful and different to my view !! that's one of my favorite things about corner view each week ... so many different views !!!!

Cris Siqueira said...

jane!!
i love your city, is so perfect, it seems such a nice place to live!
and the colours are really great!
thanks for sharing!

nicki said...

Beautiful buildings! Your life in spain looks beautiful!

Groetjes, Nicki

Crescent Moon said...

Stunning pictures!

Street fashion confuses me. Does that mean taking pictures of what random strangers are wearing or the decorative aspects of certain streets? Sorry if I'm a little dense.

onegoldensun said...

what a lovely city scape! such wonderful colors.

Ida Nielsen said...

Is it possible for a view to be yummy?? Because that's what popped into my mind when I saw those pictures... I love how the houses are squeezed together next to each other!!

sunnymama said...

You have a really interesting and colourful view! Gorgeous pictures :)

Janet said...

I love it! so much to see!

kim said...

it's beautiful~ i'm coming!

aimee said...

if only i could have a back door view like this! sigh!

as for street fashion... in kansas that should be a interesting challenge indeed...

Francesca said...

Can't imagine two views more different than that! Do you ever miss your view from the 17th story window?

Dana said...

love the colors of spain, my dear jane

MisterE said...

Wow, you have yet to have a view that I haven't wished was my own. Even the before view from Philly in my head looks great.

janis said...

Jane - interesting how similar the two photos are...I'd like taking a walk through, and exploring both places :)

A Day That is Dessert said...

lovely Jane! your posts always make me want to take a vacation.

april said...

you live in a wonderful place dear jane! wish you a happy day. looking forward to street style. kiss*

Daan said...

This morning i'm looking through windows all over the world.
I'm moved by what i see.

Thank you for a look over those beautiful rooftops.

trinsch said...

beautiful! i'd love to have a view like this. must go to europe!!!

have a great day, jane. can't believe next week will be the 10th cornerview! such a wonderful idea :)

Guusje said...

City life, love it!

isabelle said...

I don't know for the "before" but the "after" is great !!

Cabrizette said...

Nice view Jane but please don't jump ! Have a great week. Bise

state of bliss said...

Very interesting architecture! And nice colors. Thank you Jane :)

Allison said...

Wow, from Philly to Spain... that's a big change no matter what floor you are on! But I imagine that the buildings in Spain are so much more interesting to look at. The interesting thing is that there is still a part of me that loves the city, but I guess as they say... you can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl. Schöne Grüße.

travelingmama said...

Love the photos this week! I miss Spain so much I can hardly stand it and it's only been two months since we were there! What is it about Spain??? It is such a special place!

kyndale said...

You live in the thick of it! You must have so much fun.

Kari said...

Interesting corner but beautiful. Love the colors.
Next week should be interesting.

Victoria said...

I think your "after" view has to be a lot more cosier than the view from a 17th floor. But maybe I'm wrong! I have never been to such a high building before (I think the tallest building I have been in had 6 floors :) )

Esti said...

I love Vitoria's old part of town, its atmosphere and buildings. It's been long time since I las visited... I must find some time off to come back and wander...

Kristina * said...

you can so sense the south by just looking at your view without knowing where you took these photos - gorgeous. i can even hear the sounds and feel the buzz of the streets below... :)

ibb said...

I know that views....love center roofs.

B said...

Hey, Jane, I didn't do Corner View today (sorry!), I was getting incredibly frustrated trying to get a good photo of a not very nice back window view, so I'll be back on board next week!

pien said...

i ike your idea!!! and i wanna join, so check my blog and see what a small garden in utrecht-city-holland looks like.
:)

nathalie et cetera said...

lucky you!

Sophie said...

I really like the colors of these buildings around you, it's a really nice view. Very gloomy day in England at this time...

Cate said...

i think you made a very good trade, jane... not to bash phillie but seriously... your views are always gorgeous.

Kathy said...

I remember that view of Philly!!

Jeanette said...

it's lovely to see what others are seeing when they looked out there windows :0) You see beautiful colours!

I love to watch it, sitting on my chair and traveling around the world without moving.

The Girl in the Yellow Shoes said...

Looks absolutely delightful!

Lisa notes... said...

Your view is SO incredibly different from mine, yet both are beautiful. I love the diversity that you are bringing by hosting this meme. It's an easy way to get a world-tour. Thanks!

Liz said...

I think your "after" pretty much tops a lot of views... beautiful coloured buildings, lots of green leaves, and oh so many red roofs. Or is it rooves? Can I ask how I could play along with your meme?

Anna said...

what an amazing view! gorgeous buildings.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous and so different than my view.

A Pa. girl huh?
lisa :)

Kimmie said...

You still have tall buildings - but - wow - they are beautiful!!!!

la lune dans le ciel said...

salut Jane!
j'aime vraiment beaucoup l'architecture de ta ville !
Oh !!but there is nothing to eat !;)

nicola said...

gorgeous buildings!
and i woke this morning, before checking corner view, and thought...someone needs to choose fashion as the corner view! serendipitous!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

malo said...

Lovely view. I love the colors of the houses and there is something very special overlooking a city through a window.

pien said...

thnx for your comment on my blog.
you can put my link with the others :) !

l i s e said...

lovely view near by the theater...
very nice
xxx

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I love it when city views are colorful!

pivoine said...

more colors (and sun!!!) than in paris!!

outi said...

i love these kinds of roof views, looks very nice.

i´m taking a break from the blog and the corner view for some time, i´m going traveling for eeh, some weeks. i only have a one way ticket so far, so don´t know exactly when i will come back;)

but i wish you a happy sunny summer Jane, and see you sooooon!!! HUGS!!!

denise said...

Beautiful, as always!

Erin said...

The shapes and colors of the buildings are gorgeous!

Hmm.. I'm stuck already on street fashion.. will be fun and interesting to see what everyone comes up with though! :)

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

What a gorgeous view! I love seeing all the architectural details.

Joanna Jenkins said...

GREAT IDEA! Love the pics. I'll follow and see where else you travel :-)

epe said...

perfect view, i love it! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 100th blog follower!!!

MODsquad said...

Oh, that pink building is great! Luxe would insist we live in it!

So, lets do 'music' as the theme! And yes, you can talk about Bruce! :) Can't wait for next week! Street fashion... I can only imagine!

Jodi said...

Philly - wow. There are great views all over the world but your Spain views have me drooling at every turn. I'm happy to be part of CV. Happy Wednesday.

clairette said...

I love those corner view!!!! Is it still possible to play with U?

MyrtilleD said...

J'adore ta "vue de derrière" à Philadelphie, elle est colorée et superbe et j'aimerais que la mienne soit aussi cool!!!...
I love your backyard in Philadelphia, it's coloured and georgous and i wish mine could be so cool!!!...

l i s e said...

hey jane
no lavenders in my garden, but many fields all around...
besos
lise

n a t s u m i said...

I agree with Caitlin! I love the colorful buildings! Pretty!
I will never get bored if I see them from my window... ox

alexandria said...

I absolutely love these photographs.

Rebecca said...

gorgeous view; great idea!

BlueMoon said...

Thank you for putting me on your list!
I'm enjoying the other corner views!
Your view of the backdoor is really nice!

sealaura said...

i love all the colors. how pretty! I've always wantesd to live in a high rise and look out to such beauty. thanks so much for sharing such a delightful picture. Qué disfrutes del fin de semana!

Pamela said...

Hi Jane!

I have to admit, I am stumped by "street fashion" for this week. Can you give me any hints?

pink

I knew a girl who was blue. So she painted her world pink. xoxo