Lingering Look at Windows : Convicts views

The windows at Port Arthur Penal Colony say,

“You are staying here until you have served your sentence.”

Escaping was not an option..

The  founders of a new colony,

whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they  might originally project,

have invariably recognized it among their earliest  practical necessities

 to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery,

 and  another portion as the site of a prison.
Nathaniel  Hawthorne

Each week on Thursday Dawn of “the day after” asks that we post photos of windows we have come across. Having this weekly challenge opens your eyes to the amazing type and style of windows you can find. See what you can find, you may like to show them off in this challenge

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27 thoughts on “Lingering Look at Windows : Convicts views

  1. Love the variety in this gallery, some fascinating windows.


  2. These windows are awesome! I’m trying to imagine what its like to be imprisoned and to see the light of day but not feel it on my face.


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  4. poppytump

    PP can imagine the mixed emotions . Seeing places like this that have that sort of history really makes one look at it deeply and more thoughtfully .


    • I think all the younger generation should be shown what our pioneers had to deal with. It may make them appreciate todays world


  5. This is a fascinating series with great photos.


  6. A cultural tour of windows, in fact. Excellent gallery. 🙂


  7. These windows are absolutely beautiful, but I could imagine I would have thought differently if I was a convict 😀


  8. Nice photos of the Port Arthur.


  9. They are beautiful, but I bet the inmates would have disagreed over the years.


  10. lovely pictures. It’s been such a long time since I been to Tasmania and also to Port Arthur. Guess it was more than 20 years ago. =)


    • I think you will find it may’ve changed, but to me it looks an ageless city with all the beautiful heritage buildings. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment


  11. Lovely gallery of convicts’ windows, Pommepal.


  12. Wow, these are beautiful and very eerie windows! Great photos 🙂


    • Eerie is a very good description of the feeling you get as you walk around, but it is also mixed with horror when you are told of the terrible way the convicts were treated and yet the place is so beautiful with the mature trees and well maintained grounds and awesome sandstone buildings and sweeping vibrant green lawns sweeping down to the harbour. I came away with very mixed emotions.


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