Boarded up - with style (2)

Marjolein Katsma

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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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  )


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