Weekly photo challenge – Window

By: Vicky

Jan 12 2014

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Category: Weekly Photo Challenge, Window


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A window into the past.

The photo above was taken in Knaresborough, a quaint old market town, just outside Harrogate  in North Yorkshire.

Throughout the town, several of these ‘windows’ can be found.

This window depicts a scene from the gunpowder plot of 1605.

Guy Fawkes, seen on the right, was a local man born about eighteen miles away  in York, but he was know to have frequented Knaresborough quite regularly.

I really must take some more photos on my next visit, but in the meantime here is a blog I found with photos and a bit of info about them.






21 comments on “Weekly photo challenge – Window”

  1. That’s awesome! I love little surprises like that around a town.

  2. Wow these artists are quite impressive.I’ve never seen anything like this before.

    I finally got around to checking the right boxes so that I will now get notices of your posts. To be honest I had forgotten about you till I saw your name on Ms Gib post. I was following you-just did not have the deliver box checked. 🙂


    • Hi Yvonne, thanks for following me 🙂
      I agree, the artists are very impressive. Next time I’m in Knaresborough, I’ll try and get some more photos of their work.
      There are some others too that aren’t on the blog I linked to.

  3. […] Weekly photo challenge – Window | Pic a colour 4 Me […]

  4. Very clever! And great choice for the challenge.

    • Thank you for taking the time to comment, they’re great aren’t they?
      After clicking onto your blog we appear to have a few things in common……recording life after retirement, which is my main blog at Vicspics.

  5. this is great! i checked out the other blog and tried to leave a comment there too, but it didn’t seem to work. in any case, i really enjoyed it.
    and DT was brilliant here, for sure! congratulations 🙂

    • Thanks for taking time to comment Dawn, and the offer to join the window challenge.
      I doubt I’d find enough interesting windows to join in for more than a couple of weeks though.
      Thanks again

  6. Of course my first thought was were they painted on blocked-up windows following the window tax? Or just painted on bits of wall that never had windows? Because the stills and top stone look pretty genuine unless they are clever trompe l’oeil too.

    Secondly a nice twist to this one. A window but not a window. Good school report on this one.

    Creative interpretation 5/5

    I wonder when they started painting them, it must be after my time. Is there anything on the tourist board or council site? The other blog mentioned artsists in residence so someone must have funded that.

    I was surprised at the DT choice, thought you might have got a mellow stonework colour. I love the colour of the stone used for so many old buildings in the Harrogate, Knaresborough, York area.

    • Thanks for my report result 🙂

      The window tax did cross my mind too when I originally posted the pic on Vicspics. I’m sure the sills are real, but I’ll check on my next visit. You’ve set me a task now…..I will try and find as much info as I can on their whys and wherefores.

      I was surprised with DT’s lovely blue, I also expected a beige from what I’m guessing is Wetherby stone.


  7. […] Weekly photo challenge – Window | Pic a colour 4 Me […]

  8. […] on from a recent Weekly Photo Challenge post on my other blog Pic a colour 4 me I set myself the challenge, that on my next trip to Knaresborough I would try to locate and […]

  9. That’s the one! Nov 5th is my birthday 🙂

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