A Lined View

When I looked out of my apartment window yesterday afternoon, not only was I discouraged at the grey skies but also at the number of buildings that have sprouted up over the last few years. A new crane has shown up on the horizon recently with a few being promised nearby. The grey skyline is not one I every expected to see daily when I was growing up in the suburbs in South Africa.

At night, the view changes a little and becomes less harsh. With the growing number of condos in the neighbourhood, though, the sky in no longer pitch black. No stars can be seen in the night sky.

The view I see daily from my window is not my first choice; but it is one that I have resigned myself to. Who knows what my future may hold; and what view I may see. For now, the city view is the one I live with.

What view do you see everyday from your window?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

(This post is linked to Becky’s Square Challenge for which we will be posting square photos featuring lines during the month of October)

17 thoughts on “A Lined View

  1. We count ourselves fortunate to have some limited sea views, becoming ever more limited in the name of ‘progress’. Our previous home couldn’t have its sea view blocked because we owned to the high water line, but behind us grew a monstrosity. Now we have another such, this time in part of the sea view.


  2. When my wife lived in Chicago for 5 years, I captured photos of the construction of TWO separate 50 story condos on both sides of her…while she had a great view of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River, it was clear that the views were going to be more narrow over time…at our house in LA, I look out onto a canyon and wild hillside, where we have deer stop by on occasion…much different and much more serene!


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