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Boarded up - with style (2) by Marjolein Katsma

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karakul, kara-kul, qaraqul, murghab, murghob, gorno badakhshan, tajikistan, travel, wall, window, boards, boarded up, reuse, planks, slats, style, pattern, texture, wood grain, peeling paint, crooked, window frame, barbed wire, white, blue, red

Windows and glass – or the price of glass.

This is part of a series on windows and glass in Karakul – see the introduction for background.

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                                         No. 116 in Karakul - or - the price of glass   The price of glass - how to fasten a plastic sheet   Boarded up, with a ladder   Boarded up - with style (1)   Boarded up - with style (2)
                                         Narrow door, narrow window   The price of glass - how to save on repairs   Glass, plastic and pink curtains   Karakul window - sellotape, tinsel and a lace curtain   Karakul window - double glazing and red plastic flowers

Just around the corner from the previous one I found another boarded up window much like it – clearly a job done by the same artist! (And a little less crooked – maybe because the pieces of wood used here were more regular.)

Apart from the carefully-arranged reused pieces of wood (with an unusual bit of (peeling) dark red paint), there’s an extra flourish of barbed wire. It won’t be very effective against a determined thief, but it sends a clear message.

I was amused by how two boarded-up windows in the same house could be similar and yet so different.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Featured on the Karakul Cultural Surfaces calendar:
Karakul Cultural Surfaces

  • 2012-03-14 Featured in Miksang ( double feature:  1  |  2  )


Boarded up - with style (1)

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  • Ethna Gillespie
    Ethna Gillespiealmost 3 years ago

    What can I say?

  • :)
    I was surprised how two boarded-up windows in the same house (one is just round the corner from the other) could nevertheless have such a different character… Thanks again, Ethna!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • loderevy
    loderevyalmost 3 years ago

    Wel een heel mooie, deze!

  • Ja, ik vond hem ook heel mooi – vooral met die slingertjes prikkeldraad. :)
    Dankje, Henk, ook voor de fave!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • MartinJohnson
    MartinJohnsonalmost 3 years ago


  • :) Thank you Martin!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Clive S
    Clive Salmost 3 years ago

    Lovely processing Marjolein. This series is a pleasure to look at.

  • Thank you very much, Clive! Glad to hear I’m not boring you. ;)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxalmost 3 years ago

    Ronduit prachtig!!!

  • Wat mij zo opviel hier was de zorg die de eigenaar eraan besteed heeft om het netjes dicht te timmeren (en geen stukje hout te verspillen). De muur is strak wit geschilderrd, wat ook aangeeft dat dit waarschijnlijk bij het huis zelf hoort: aan een veestal wordt niet zoveel zorg besteed… – Geen glas? Dan maar dichttimmeren – maar wèl netjes!
    Dank voor je mooie commentaar en de fave, Hans!

    – Marjolein Katsma

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