This is part of a series on windows and glass in Karakul – see the introduction for background.
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As we’ve already seen, when people here in Karakul do have real glass in their windows and you can see through (even partly), they tend to make some effort to make it pretty as well.
Here, we see one crack in the upper right pane, neatly repaired with a piece of sellotape. Also, the panes are held in place not by nails, but by thin strips of wood, which keeps out the drafts better and isn’t as prone to cracking the glass.
On the window sill they’ve arranged some glittery tinsel, and they’ve put up a white lace curtain, neatly matching the white window frame set off by a bright blue border from the whitewashed wall. Very simple, and very pretty!
Clearly, someone lives here with a little bit more cash than most, and they spent some of that on their window!
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1