“View From Your Window”: People From Around The World Snap What They See Through Their Window
Ever since the dawn of art, painters were mesmerized by the idea of gazing at the view from one’s window. Salvador Dali's famous painting called “Young Woman at a Window” from 1925, which shows a woman looking at the bay of Cadaqués, is one of the examples.
The Facebook group “View From Your Window” takes this concept further and invites people to share pictures of things they see either through their camera lens or an actual window.
“View from YOUR window was created in August 2020 when we were all in Covid lockdown. I (Marian Viljoen - founder) had a fabulous view over the Indian Ocean and Mtamvuna River Valley at Port Edward, South Africa,” the group’s description says.
Initially, the group was created with the creator’s family and friends in mind in order “to encourage them to look outside their own 4 walls and see the beauty around them” but has since grown immensely and become a strong community stretching through all the corners of the world.
Below we wrapped up some of the most interesting and inspiring views people saw through their windows and shared with others.
Leaving An Abusive Marriage After Almost 20 Years. This Is The View From My New Apartment’s Bedroom Window
It’s not the most beautiful view but it’s all mine and I am finally starting to feel free!
Fall River, Massachusetts USA
If you’re familiar with the art of Edward Hopper, you’ll definitely remember his paintings that show a lone woman looking out the window. She sits either in a hotel room, on a bed, or at a café, with her gaze reaching far beyond the glass and miles away.
It's no wonder that Hopper chose to depict a woman gazing through the window, just like many other painters who were fascinated by the same state of introspection. Looking out the window has been long known as an exercise that brings us into a state of reflection and deep introspection.
In our fast-paced world, looking out the window becomes a form of daydreaming which is capable of slowing down time.
Grindlewald, Switzerland. The Incredible View From My Window For A Few Savored Days
“Introversion is a personality trait which is characterized by a preference for the inner world of one's mind over the outer world with other people,” Emily Malamet, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist from Paris Psychology Centre, told Bored Panda via email.
Malamet explained that introversion is one of the Big Five dimensions (these are dimensions that define personalities) and is on a continuum which is opposite to extraversion.
“In comparison to extroverts, introverts enjoy subdued and solitary experiences. In addition, introverts typically enjoy one on one company, which seems to be more suited to the way their nervous system functions/ responds.”
Had To Share This Beautiful Sunrise From My Kitchen Window This Morning In Bonnie Scotland
Seriously, No Privacy
Having said that, Malamet believes that the common understanding of introverts and extroverts is often oversimplified and generalized.
“It is possible that there is often a misunderstanding of what introversion and extraversion are in terms of personality which leads to these oversimplifications or categorial perspectives of these concepts. Most people are neither uniquely introverted nor uniquely extroverted but may display aspects of both personality traits.”
View From My Favorite Window In My Favorite House In Paxos, Greece
Picture From My Window, In Estonia
Malamet argues that the majority of the population, for example, needs solitude from time to time in order to replenish their energy. “In addition, often an introvert is often overgeneralized for someone who is shy, but there aren’t many resemblances between introversion and shyness.”
Moreover, “those who are shy typically want to engage with others but can be fearful to do so, and they can be very self-conscious. On the other hand, introverts can typically socialize easily, they just prefer to do so either in small groups or, sometimes, not at all.”
So Happy When I Get To See This Magic From My Living Room Window
My Grandma’s House View! Antioquia, Colombia
View From The Window Of My Father's Home Campione Del Garda Garda Lake, Italy
We are all born with an innate temperament, and parents/our environment are vitally important to how that temperament is nurtured, Malamet argues.
“However, introverts are (mostly) born that way. It is important to note that the degree to which someone is introverted or extroverted is influenced by genetics and out of all the personality traits that have been studied, introversion/extroversion has shown to be highly hereditary,” she explained.
View From Our Window In Giza, Egypt!
My Favourite Thing In Life Is Introducing My Dog Hachi To Children Who Are Scared Of Dogs
I don't want humans to spend their entire life with that fear without knowing what they are missing... A dogs love is a top shelf thing on this planet. Domesticated Dog is a rare sight in Hunza.
My house in Ganaish, Hunza Pakistan.
Nonetheless, there are many environmental factors, including how an individual is brought up and nurtured in their environment, which influence the expression of one’s introversion/extraversion.
“Clinical studies suggest that, unlike with extroverts, the brains of introverts do not react strongly upon viewing new human faces, and in these situations, they have been shown to produce less dopamine (which is a neurotransmitter associated with reward).”
I Live On The Island Of Mallorca, Spain. This Is What I Wake Up To Every Day
View From My Kitchen Window At My Cabin In Sjusjøen, Norway
The View From My New Place In Oregon
After 17 years in an abusive marriage my children and I finally have a home to call our own. I’ve been homeless since the separation & the divorce is almost finalized! Here’s to new beginnings
I Used To Dislike This View Growing Up. Now I Go Home Literally To Sit Here And Look Out. Waitomo - New Zealand
One Of My Big Dreams Came True Last Summer
After two years of hard work, my children and I moved into this house. Every day in this house feels like a blessing. I have built the house on the farm I grew up on.
We live in Loen, in Norway
I Live In The Center Of Sarajevo, B&H, And I Don't Have An Ideal View From All The Windows. I'm Trying To Fix It
Mykonos Island! Greece
View From Our Window. NB, Canada
P.S., he always has a door open for him to come in and out as he likes and it wasn’t a cold day just because we had some snow
View From My Sliding Glass Door. Asheville, Nc USA
The View From My Bedroom In Cumbria, UK
View From My Kitchen Window - The Driveway. Young Male Zebra. Zimbabwe
Sun Is Out With A Mild Cold Breeze In Hunza, Pakistan
I am going to stay on that chair all day today & do nothing. In cities, we forget how important doing nothing is
The View From My Ex-Office Window In Kyiv, Ukraine. Missing My Home City So Much Being Away
The View From My Kitchen Window. Auckland, New Zealand
View From My Window In Bilambil Heights, East Coast, New South Wales, Australia
Who Needs A TV When You Have An Ever Changing View From Your Front Window
Everyday the view changes entirely depending on the visibility, tides, sea conditions and weather. In summer it’s special, but in winter we’re totally spoilt with sunsets.
I’m in the far North West, Scottish Highlands
The View From The Sacred Valley Of The Incas, Cuzco, Perú
Literally From My Kitchen Window. I Love The Beautiful Peacocks. San Pedro, California
My View And My Enjoying Cat From Istanbul, Turkey
Roger vs. The Iguana In Parkland, Florida
Roger passed away two weeks ago and our hearts are broken but I love all our memories of him. This was his favorite window
We Just Arrived In Tokyo Two Hours Ago, My Younger Son Is Watching The City From Our Hotel Window. And Yes, That Is A Godzilla There On The Top Of A Building Next To Us
View Of Okanagan Lake From My Aunt's Sunroom In Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
These 2 Started Visiting Shortly After We Moved In
They were obviously fed by the previous owner. As you can see the female is very tame and comes right into the house to tell me its feeding time. I have named the big guy Stanley and the female Lizzy. They are woolly necked storks. South coast KZN South Africa
Note: this post originally had 132 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.