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What do you see when you look out of your window?

1. Ayla875 October 2010, 6:24 GMT +02:00

We have moved here in Berlin a few days ago, all boxes are unpacked and we are beginning to feel at home. So I thought it might be a nice idea to let you see what it looks like when we look out of our living room window now:

It would be nice to see some of your living room outlooks as well.

2. jazza5 October 2010, 22:31 GMT +02:00

Is this really Berlin? Nice view. I always thought Berlin would be one big sea of houses and plattenbau. I moved last month. This is my view TO the new house: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaysimons/5033681821/

3. saavem6 October 2010, 7:08 GMT +02:00

This one is my view: http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/1mQUKI/Horizon+line

4. Ayla876 October 2010, 8:53 GMT +02:00

@2: Jay, Berlin is a really green city with lots of trees along the streets and several large forests within the boundaries of the city (there was a wall around some 20 years ago which included the forests, too, fortunately). This photo was shot some 1.000 m away from where we live now, so we have moved nearer to this bench to have a nice place to rest when we get old. But taking pics for RGB keeps you very young, so the bench will have to wait...

Your new place looks really nice, great that you had the chance to move there.

@3: Miguel, what a fantastic sight. I always loved wide outlooks to the horizon. I suppose people like me living in big cities oflen are longig for wide spaces.

5. crisderaud6 October 2010, 16:43 GMT +02:00

I gotta wait till the weather clears up, get rid of the embarrassing spider webs and then I'll stitch together a panoramic view from a tripod just outside the window.

6. saavem6 October 2010, 19:25 GMT +02:00

@4 Everyday is different, today the tidal power its a great show! I will upload the series! My city is about 250k citizens.

7. CraigPJ7 October 2010, 9:22 GMT +02:00

I snapped this shot from my bedroom balcony a few nights back :) Not razor sharp but I was pretty pleased.


8. Ayla877 October 2010, 9:54 GMT +02:00

@5: Cris, how's the wheather today? :)

@6: Miquel, looking forward to the new series. Berlin has about 12x as much citizens than your lovely place.

@7: Craig, now this is what I call a really really wide outlook :)

9. crisderaud7 October 2010, 15:47 GMT +02:00

Looking sunny and mild. I'll try to set something up that I can post.

Update: When the sun got up where I wasn't shooting straight into it, the high cloud cover moved in and messed up all the color. I could do a moody monotone but I think I'll wait for the sun tomorrow.

10. crisderaud8 October 2010, 0:59 GMT +02:00

@7 That's pretty darned impressive Craig.

11. Ayla878 October 2010, 6:11 GMT +02:00

@9 Maybe those clouds are sponsored by Google because they are afraid of getting competitors to their street views? ;)

12. crisderaud8 October 2010, 14:38 GMT +02:00

Could very well be. The clouds blow into the Central Valley from the Bay Area and Silicon Valley where they are located.

Wikipedia lists Google as being "a multinational public cloud computing, Internet search, and advertising technologies corporation"

Must be some of their cloud computing. :)

13. crisderaud8 October 2010, 21:38 GMT +02:00

Ok, here we go.

I set up a tripod right outside my window (Google view http://screencast.com/t/aqaRba5pb3 )

I took a series of 56 photos that stitched together into a 190° panorama where the wall at my back appears to wrap around me.

The original file was 164 megapixels and 72MB (18,379 x 8,937)

Flickr image is smaller but sharper: http://goo.gl/I2TQ

Larger screenshot image: http://screencast.com/t/aWPvhphd

That's what I see out my window.

14. fishmonk8 October 2010, 22:01 GMT +02:00

Fabulous stitch up! Looks great... I really like that yellow, btw.
I'd post one but my camera is gone - see other post...

15. Ayla879 October 2010, 10:06 GMT +02:00

Marvelous stitch, Cris. Your place looks very cozy, atmospheric and a relaxing place to be. Thanks for sharing :)

16. xymonau9 October 2010, 10:48 GMT +02:00

I love these. Craig's is definitely unique! :)

I will post one soon. If I show you my view, you'll just see fences, so I might take one of the front and down the road.

17. Ayla879 October 2010, 16:59 GMT +02:00

This one was taken on the front down the road (we have to walk this way to the next subway station).

The brown door is our house entrance. Luckily it looks nearly as green in front of the house as in our backyard and we are especially happy that there is no road. This makes it very quiet - no traffic noise at all, we're really happy that we have found this place.

18. crisderaud9 October 2010, 19:23 GMT +02:00

@17 It's been 35 yrs since I have been to Berlin. I can see from these pictures that it is nothing like what I remember. The stone and rubble has been replaced by a pleasant environment.

19. fishmonk9 October 2010, 20:52 GMT +02:00

I love Berlin as a city - it's architecturally very rich & diverse. It's green, clean & I love those pollution-busting trees that line many streets...

20. xymonau10 October 2010, 7:34 GMT +02:00

Oh, it's lovely!

21. Ayla8710 October 2010, 8:59 GMT +02:00

Cris, it is really like Dan describes - it depends heavily on where you walk around in Berlin. There are dense streets in the centre with more graffities and dirt all over. But the greatest parts look quite friendly with thousands of trees (of very different species) seaming the streets.

This one was taken not very far from our place, too, and looks even greener at summertimes.

After 35 years it would be nice of you to drop by again, but I must admit we have never been to the States either. Long-time flights are rather painful for me.

Dez, Thanks for the lovely compliment. :)

PS: To come back to Cris' interesting theory about Googles cloud computing - does that mean, if it rains, someone is downloading our data? ;)

22. gesinek12 October 2010, 0:08 GMT +02:00

They only can download little pictures with rain on it ;).

I'll show you my view from the livingroom at last year summer. This is a part of Hamburg. There was for once no wind going along. We had to buy another parasol cause the red one was (again) damaged by a storm . The current model is white and orange striped and it looks as good as last year (better...)

23. Ayla8712 October 2010, 6:29 GMT +02:00

Hi Gesine, you have a nice place. I know, Hamburg is famous for strong winds, but then they bring lots of fresh air... The cake looks very tasty, too. I don't know, with a fresh piece of cake in front of me, if I would have the power to leave it untouched at the plate and make a photo first...

24. saavem12 October 2010, 16:54 GMT +02:00

Another one from my window:

25. jazza12 October 2010, 21:03 GMT +02:00

You live on a very beautiful spot Miguel. I cant beat that ;)
This was my old view, before I moved to my new home:

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