Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Voyeur in Me...

Since I've already admitted to opening someone else's mail, I may as well tell you that I love looking in other people's windows.

Please don't misunderstand - I don't creep across lawns and peer over windowsills.  I just like to look in windows that have the curtains open and see how other people live.  I especially like to do this at night, and more particularly, at night in the fall or winter.  Okay, I admit - that does sound kind of creepy.

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I should clarify that my intention is not to spy on people.  In fact, I prefer it if no-one is in the room that I'm looking into.  I just like to see how people choose to decorate, I like the architectural details and I like the light.  There is real feeling of warmth and coziness about the light from windows that you see when you're walking at night.

Of course, when it's pissing down rain, as it often does in Vancouver from fall to spring, a body doesn't much feel like wandering around the streets at night.  Luckily for me, I live on the top floor of an apartment building and can peer across the alleyways at other buildings to get my fix.

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That makes me sound a little 'Rear Window' (great film - no wonder I love it) but I don't get into the kind of trouble that Jimmy Stewart did.  My neighbours across the alley way are very obliging and a number of them never close their living room curtains.

Okay, this making me sound like a creepy weirdo but I'm convinced I'm not the only person that does this.  Besides, I never close my living room curtains either, so feel free to take a peek!

1 comment:

Lis said...

I enjoy searching around and looking at peoples homes and rooms online not really the same I know lol