A City Juxtaposition

When I look out of my window today, the view I see is white and grey: the buildings are surrounded by snow and ice. The summertime view, however, shows more of a contrast: the natural green is shown up against the grey and brown of concrete and brick.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
A city view. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I do prefer views that are more natural but, as I look at this one, I know I prefer it to the views seen in the city centre – views in which all is concrete, tar, brick and glass.

What views do you see from your windows?

(This post was inspired by the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge)

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014


46 thoughts on “A City Juxtaposition

  1. Trees, grass, birds of all description, including birds of prey, umpteen squirrels, at least three foxes and one badger – do I live in the countryside? No, I live in south-west Greater Manchester, UK., with the City Centre only 8 miles away and a main road 100 yards away! LOVELY! 😀


  2. Great to see some green space amidst all that concrete. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see more and more of it. Skyscrapers draped in walls of greenery would be a sight to see – and so good for our health and the health of the planet too. 🙂


    1. I agree Suzanne. We chose this apartment out of the many we looked at because it had green spaces and a children’s park on the doorstep. Helps to keep my soul sane 🙂


  3. Mostly what I am seeing from my window right now is snow, and more snow! Waiting for Jeff to come and plow the driveway, at which point, the County Plow will come by and fill it in again!


    1. Not sure if you saw the post showing our icy days before Christmas (https://collinesblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/a-winter-reality/) – and of course the view I often see out of my window in the cold winter months (https://collinesblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/looking-out-at-winter/). If the snow has not melted (I wish!) or turned icy by the weekend, I promise to go out and take some more. 🙂
      PS: Hope it cools down soon in your part of the world. I believe your temperatures have sky-rocketed.


  4. I can see my front neighbor’s wooden fence, roof top of the garage’then some power lines and the best of it all TREES , high green trees going up the hill and then the sky!


  5. I always got great views from my windows here in Okinawa – clouds are always covering the sky, birds, Japanese workers exercising every morning 😀 , green grass, trees, etc. These views I will miss when I go back to Cali where I’m not likely to see those things every day.


  6. Definitely a different view than I see Colline, hot humid sky with reddish smoke from bushfires down south, wafting over the city, making the nights extremely hard to sleep, dust from the winds, finding every crevice for entry, hopefully the weather will change soon, as for snow, that would be unheard of here.


  7. Excellent entry for “Juxtaposition”. As for my windows – I can choose between a 4 star hotel and a thermal plant chimney – nothing really exciting, but on good days the western sky sends me some warm golden light to bask in. I am sure living in an apartment building has its good sides though at the moment I can’t think of any 😀 Thank you for another pic of your neighbourhood Colline. You know that I can relate 🙂


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