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Glass, plastic and pink curtains by Marjolein Katsma

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karakul, kara-kul, qaraqul, murghab, murghob, gorno badakhshan, tajikistan, travel, wall, window, blue, white, pink, frame, glass, plastic, paper

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

Two neat windows with bright blue frames sitting in a freshly-plastered wall (without a doubt it will be whitewashed soon). Again, the small panes of glass are fastened into the window frame by means of nails – and as a result, in the right-hand window one pane has cracked, while in the top pane of the left-hand window a little piece of glass has broken out where a nail used to be, while two overlapping panes of glass are used to fill the frame. Does that cause the window to be drafty? No problem – double glazing is the answer. And if you can’t afford the glass for that, just use a sheet of plastic!

It’s pretty hard to look through the windows to see what’s just inside: outside the window panes are smeared with drips from the plastering, while inside the plastic makes it hard to see through. We can see a hint of what may be artificial flowers (again), and not much else. Apart from the really neat pink ‘curtains’ which are actually made of paper! It gives these windows a really personal touch.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

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  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxover 2 years ago

    A real “Katsma”… Mooi!

  • Ja, die roze papieren gordijntjes waren ook wel heel bijzonder hier! Hier woont iemand die creatief is.
    Dankjewel, Hans! :)

    – Marjolein Katsma

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