The price of glass - how to save on repairs

Marjolein Katsma

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Share this page Photo © 2009 Marjolein Katsma | Text © 2010 Marjolein Katsma

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karakul, kara-kul, qaraqul, murghab, murghob, gorno badakhshan, tajikistan, travel, wall, window, glass, panes, repairs, nails, white, blue, shelves, flowers, alarm clock, 3k, motorcycle battery

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

The window frame here is painted in a common bright blue color. Real glass in this window, too: the window is divided into small parts so only small panes of glass are necessary. But – glass can break and what we see here is that the panes have been fastened into the frame by means of nails: probably just too tightly, because several panes are missing pieces in the corners. Repairs are done with small pieces of glass overlapping the missing parts – again fastened with nails.

What’s also interesting is that the horizontal dividers of this window frame match up with (equally blue) shelves on the inside. Below we see an (artificial) rose, and what looks like a plastic alarm clock in the form of a little house. On the top shelf sits a 3K motorcycle battery. Motorcycles are a practical form of personal transportation here: they can negotiate potholes and parts of the road gone missing as a result of melt water much easier than a car.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1


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