A Lingering Look at Scottish Windows

This week in Kirkcudbright — pronounced Kirr-coo-bree — I have been checking out the property in the old town, notable for its colourful façades.  Obviously an excuse to have a  lingering look at the windows.

Some are very colourful:

Barbie Pink House on Union Street
Pretty Blue House on Castle Street
What about pink and purple?

Some are very elegant:

Grey and White Villa
Broughton House

Others are unusual:

eleagant-2     unusual

And then there are those that entice you to enter:


or just wonder about:

Local red sandstone – note the pilasters and capitals

This weekly challenge is hosted by Dawn from ‘The Day After’ who invites participants to post pictures of any windows that  they find curious, inviting, photogenic, or in some way tell a story. Visit her blog to see more windows and/or to join in with the challenge.


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I live in the UK, but when I was younger I spent several years travelling the world followed by a period living in South Africa. I look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

39 thoughts on “A Lingering Look at Scottish Windows”

  1. Some pretty good windows there Jude. Not so sure about the bright pink though! At least your trip to Scotland is providing you with fertile ground for your blog.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. I never miss an opportunity for a blog post Pete. In fact I think I shall have enough for a series about benches. I have been testing them out and rating them for accessibility and viewability. Watch this space!

      1. Benches! Now you’re talking my language Jude. I love the ones with the heart-rending messages. ‘Tom Smith, a resident of Bexhill, enjoyed the view from here for the last few years of his life’. And similar…
        Regards as always, Pete. x

  2. Great windows, all! Love the cats too 🙂 Amazing that pink, don’t think I’ve seen quite a bright pink as that for windows before. All look very inviting, I have to say. Great ‘lingering’ post Jude. I need to get back into it…
    Hope you are having a wonderful time 😀

    1. The pink is slightly eye-watering I must admit. The ‘cat’ house is wonderful. Cat ornaments on every window-sill.
      It’s a cool place!

  3. Finally got around to figuring out how to get e-notifications about your blog. And what do I find? Another window fetishist, and someone who relishes benches! I’m glad I’ve connected with you on your blog. I’m partial to the bright-colour set.

  4. Love your windows. I really need to do this challenge. Currently in the NL all the windows are decorated in bright orange EVERYTHING for the upcoming Football games.

      1. I AM but they are from everywhere although I think I like the one’s here in Horst best. So distinctive ! Thanks Jude!

  5. The perennial problem of where to start catchup, Jude, and I guess Kir-coo-bree’s not a bad spot 🙂 Not property hunting surely? Way too wet for you, but I have fondly distant memories of it.
    How were the Lakes? Did you go up to Galloway from there?

    Catchup- I ‘select’ a friend, then allow myself to be sidetracked by all the other friends I find in their comments. You have a better method?

    1. Nice to see you Jo. I hope Travira was wonderful as usual. I’m hopeless at catchup. Like you I get distracted by comments and then go on a tangent. I do try to look at my notifications archive and see who has commented and deal with those first!

      And yes, we had a week in Keswick then drove up to Galloway, staying an extra day to see a Jazz Brolly parade! How can I miss that?

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