Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Windows of Geneva

Photo taken by Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with the help of doctors and family, one week after her son’s first birthday she was able to board a plane to South Africa, resuming her love of travel. Through traveling, writing, and photography she began to see the beauty of the world again.

About this photo: “During a brief stay in Geneva, I had time to take a stroll through the old, historic part of town. I saw lots of interesting things to snap pictures of but was particularly fascinated by this group of windows all in differing levels of being opened and closed. I wondered who lived behind them and why some were closed, shutting off the sunlight and noise from the street. The first thing I do every morning is open all the shades around the house. It brings in the light that brightens my day and makes me feel part of this world.“


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3 comments on “Windows of Geneva

  1. Inge
    November 7, 2012

    Stunning picture. I love its shooting angle. 🙂


  2. funandfantastic
    November 8, 2012

    Beautiful metaphor!


  3. carfreeinthechristmascity
    November 10, 2012

    I love windows.


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