I have always been fascinated by windows walks.
There is something so beautiful and romantic, and I would add in tragic, about them.
"A widows walk (or roofwalk) is a railed rooftop platform often with a small enclosed cupola frequently found on 19th century North America houses. A popular romantic myth holds that the platform was used to observe vessels at sea. The name comes from the wives of mariners, who would watch for their spouses' return, often in vain as the ocean took the lives of mariners, leaving the women as widows."
( I love how this photo/painting morphs into the railing and sky)
Almost every morning I ride out to our beach and there on the channel is a beautiful house/cottage with a enclosed widows walk.
I often imagine, being the hopeless or helpless romantic that I am, waiting there gazing out into water waiting for my sailor to come back.
Now I know that my sailor does not like the water much so I know that that will never happen, but I would love to be able to lose myself into the horizon day after day and night after night.
There is something so calming and peaceful about the site of the water and the endless possibilities of the horizon.
I would love a place to escape to where the days troubles just fade away into the distant.
I am sure a many wonderful conversations would be held on a widows walk as well.
Here are a few that caught my eye today while browsing around...
Um, yes please!!
I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and I wanted to thank you too for the sweet comments left on my last post. I love this community and all the wonderful support, you truly are wonderful friends. :)
I am off for another weekend of basketball!! :)