Windows at Penn

Windows serve a purpose.

College Hall

Windows are openings into somewhere else. They let bits in, be it sun or air, without letting everything in, like rain or people.

Arch Building

I walk around campus and look at windows; creepy I know. In windows we can look at what is going on and still feel separate.

Class in session... not my class

I could watch this class through the window and understand what is on the screen, and see who is attending, but I still won’t really know what is happening. That’s the problem with windows.

Inside the Arch Building

Things that pass through windows are distorted. They inform, but not completely.

For example…

College Hall

That window, that one way up top. The circle with three joined circles within; what goes on behind there? It sits up top on a majestic building. A building that has housed historians and scholars for over 100 years, what is behind that window?You see? That’s the problem with windows. They screen and separate. They let a little in but don’t allow full access.

Some times its better that way.

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One response to “Windows at Penn

  1. Lisa

    “I walk around campus and look at windows; creepy I know.”

    Not quite as creepy as those who look IN windows.
    Nice thoughts in this article…

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