This week’s photo challenge asks us to demonstrate how the inside of something can be more interesting than the outside. Initially I had visions of jelly doughnuts, or Boston creams (I think it was near dinner time when I read the post); the inner beauty of flowers (the whole reason I named this one “The Treasure Within“); or even a pet in its inner sanctum.
But finally I settled on views from inside out. I love walking into buildings and looking out windows to see and imagine what original occupants would have felt.
One of my favourites came from the Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Oregon. An inborn love of the sea and the spectacular Oregon Coast out the window made this a perfect subject. With 150 years of history in the building, I felt the presence of previous tenants. It wasn’t until I got home that I found the ghostly image near the window. Interestly enough it wasn’t in the pictures shot right before or after. The room was roped off so it wasn’t an obvious freshly disturbed dust mote.
No less historical is the Bar-U Ranch in southern Alberta. A fabulous day trip from Calgary, this working ranch provides perspective of one of the largest and most successful ranching operations of its day. From bannock tasting to cowboy coffee, hay rides to Percheron breeding, and hands on displays, you’ll find everything for a fascinating day out here.
And the views from the windows are no less spectacular in their own way…