More looking for arches

I’ve been really impressed with all the arches everyone has been able to find. I’m really becoming convinced that here in New England (or at least my little corner of it), builders are much more into angles than curves. On my ride yesterday, I looked carefully at every house I passed, and there was nary an arch to be found until I was almost home. And then, I found this.

Arched windows

There’s actually a bit of a story here. A few years ago when we were house hunting, this house was on the market, and we went to take a look. I distinctly remember standing in the living room and commenting to the real estate agent that I liked the room, but was not impressed with the arched windows at all.

As I continued on home, I suddenly remembered that pesky rule about having a bike in the picture. So, at the end of my driveway, one more photo.

Note the arch at the top of the mailbox. And a bike.

I’ll leave it to the rules committee to determine if this is an acceptable entry into the challenge.

Retired guy who likes to ride his bike in Vermont.

6 response to "More looking for arches"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 5, 2020

    Works for me — mailbox arch, dropbar arch, rear carrier arching to the frame, brake lever arch, top tube bag arch, cables arching . . . .

    • By: BobinVT Posted: September 6, 2020

      I keep forgetting about all those bike parts.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: September 5, 2020

    It wasn’t until recently that I learned that the bicycle, or part of, needed to be in the photo. Sometimes I include it, and sometimes not. Depends on a lot of things, but I am one who feels the bike does not always fit into the photo, and I do believe we make our own rules for our own photos ;’-). There is no prize for anything after all. So, your photo of arched windows look great to me.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: September 6, 2020

      Thanks Nancy! No prizes? I was sure there would be prizes! 🙂

  3. By: Laura Posted: September 6, 2020

    I find it difficult enough to take a picture of someone else’s home, that I do think there are times when not having the bicycle in the picture is the appropriate choice. I will tell you that replacing windows with an arch is a mighty expensive experience. When we moved here, we replaced all the windows and all the outside doors. I have two semi circular windows, one fixed arched whole glass window, and two quarter rounds. I like them just fine, but those five windows cost more than the remainder of the entire project.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: September 6, 2020

      I find it difficult to take a picture of a stranger’s house as well. I use the ‘I’m just stopping to check my phone, but really surreptitiously snapping a picture’ technique. Probably explains why my pictures come out to be less than satisfactory sometimes. Yeah, replacing any window is expensive, and I’m sure replacing those would be especially so.

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