Two Windows

© 2012  Michael Fiveson

The side of a very old building reveals two barred windows that are similar but different. This building has been finished in stucco and has been painted a South Western color that you would find plentiful in New Mexico.

44 thoughts on “Two Windows

  1. Oh look at that! A wild west jail. 😀 Love it! Can see some senorita clutching the bars as she tells her wrongly accused cowboy that she will do everything it takes to get him out of there, no matter that her father does not approve of her loving some gringo.

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    • Yes, I too thought of a wild west jail. I love your imagination Cat. That gringo may well have been drunk and shooting his pistol into the air. He was jailed as a nuisance, disturbing the peace.

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      • And that did happen, but not on that occasion. He was the local wild boy who was always drunk on a Friday night, and usually could sleep it off in the town jail. It was fifteen years later, his youth long gone, when he picked a fight he couldn’t finish, and was buried three days later in a paupers grave, just 1/2 mile from that jail house.

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  2. And then the senorita returns in the night with the cowboy’s trusty horse, ties one end of a rope to the saddle horn and the other to the rusted bars on one window. The horse slowly backs up, straining not so much….and pop! The bar is off the window, the cowboy jumps out and onto his horse, pulling the senorita up on the saddle behind him. And the rest is history.

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  3. My God i love that wall..its one of the best textured wall i have seen and that colour on it is fab.
    how many shades are there on that wall..its amazing,i think somewhere a water pipeline is leaking giving that upper right side a densed wrinkled fluffy look
    loved it..

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    • I am thinking that wall has been refinished over and over again and all repairs are temporary. Yes, I think there are drainage issues but mostly it has lived well past its time, and continues mostly from memory. Thank you Soma.

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    • I do think it would make a jacket cover for Southwest architecture. Marshall Dillon as well as Festus have just hitched their animals (a mule for Festus) to the left and are entering the scene slowly, sensing a bit of trouble.

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      • Chester retired to a tiny town in Kansas where he married and had a daughter named Kate. Doc is in his office griping about anything and everything. Miss Kitty is indeed in the saloon working the regulars and some cowhands that have a herd just outside Dodge.

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      • Festus was actually a self proclaimed ‘mule man.’ Can’t tell you I remember anything about that episode other than him saying it.

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  4. Mike, have you strayed to the other side of architectural fittings? Have you taken a new mistress? Are windows your new beau, and are you turning your back on your old friend the door?

    🙂

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    • I like to think that I have just a little versatility, but my deepest desires remain doors and whores. Fact is, I just found a few in a local town that was flooded last night.
      I remain your brother from the dark side 🙂

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      • Flooded! Sounds like you’re having the same weather as us this summer!! Look forward to seeing your photo’s. I have some south coast devon doors to post soon.

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      • It is actually very dry here and has been for some time. But last night it got all crazy with wind, hail, and mega rain. Looking forward to your new posts.

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  5. It is done. The evil eye has been cast by the insouciant gaze of the windows. I must go prepare the ritual so I do not die, but if I do, I bequeath all my doors and windows to you.

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    • What a funny thing to wake up to. You keep getting funnier. Come on, I posted a horse grazing in a lovely green field. It was time for something more ‘me’.

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  6. Someone else took my other story. I had to think of something!!! And ojo malo was the first thing that popped into my head. It is a great photo, btw. I love the colors and the bars (on the windows).

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  7. Thanks Mike. I always wonder about the true history of these buildings. There often seems to be a mystery around the original intent of the building when it was built, why the bars were added (perhaps not at the same time), Perhaps you know. Either way that historical question brings forth ghosts of the past. Love this pix.

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