Wednesday, September 30, 2015

T/Alphabe-Thursday

 Clock tower - Peterborough, Ontario

T is for TOWER

Towers are fascinating and not just because Rapunzel was locked high up in one. I'm forever wondering what the owners do with the space inside the tower.

 Clock tower, Uxbridge, Ontario

I'm thinking most clock towers are filled with staircases to the top so someone can change the clock when Daylight Saving Time begins or ends.

 Tower on house, Alliston, Ontario

But what's inside THIS tower? Why does it have windows and curtains?

View of the house with tower

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE 

36 comments:

Andy said...

One good thing about small towns is that they have great clock towers. It would be interesting to get inside of one.

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the first shot of the Clock Tower. Now the one with curtains is not a clock tower but just how someone wanting their house designed way. that (I think)

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias destas magnificas torres.
Gostei.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Mersad said...

Such a beautiful and old fashioned Clock Tower.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

A Quiet Corner said...

What pretty and historic towers...kept so well saying they matter!!...:)JP

Liz said...

I love those clock towers!

Lowell said...

That first one is so elegant. But as for what goes on inside a clock tower, you probably don't want to know! Tick tock!

Pamela Gordon said...

Wonderful old towers. I like the one on the brick house. I guess curtains make the windows look a little friendlier than blank glass?

Shammickite said...

I think that house tower should contain a cosy nook with a comfy armchair by the window where I could sit and read all day long.

Tanya Breese said...

what a great assortment!

Sandra said...

now i am wondering if you could ask them why they curtains in the tower. that is a beautiful home and my curiosity button is on alert. the room would be to small for a room. maybe a window seat for a larger room? i love clock towers and they are rare here. also clocks are no longer in stores. there are no clocks in all the places i shop. if i forget my watch, which is common, i have no way to know what time it is. when i mentioned that to a store clerk, she said use your cell phone. i don't carry a cell phone so that doesn't work.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I love towers and spires. Cool

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Towers always seem a little romantic EG, not sure why :)

Sylvia K said...

Ah, I love the towers and spires and I do agree with Grace, they do indeed seem romantic, but why??? I don't know!! A terrific post as always!! Thanks for sharing -- the beauty and the mystery!!!

William Kendall said...

And sometimes it's ladders to access the clock tower. Pretty examples here!

Susan said...

wow these are wonderful

RedPat said...

Those clock towers are spectacular. EG! Maybe there are lovely little window seats in the house tower!

VP said...

Eye-catching architecture!

Halcyon said...

A great selection of towers. :)

Karen S. said...

I really enjoyed this post. I'm fascinated with clocks, and towers and places that have clock-towers, and that last photo, is a very interesting place. I wonder what it is?

Christine said...

A grand assortment of towers!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Beautiful towers and I am sure there have been princesses and snow queens in them. That is my story:):) HUGS B

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post for T and great shots of beautiful towers!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Revrunner said...

Most towers like that around here are used for cell phone communications.

Janie said...

Towers look very cool, which seems like a good reason to have one. But it is interesting to contemplate what one would do with the space.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Lovely towers, I always think they are a great place to sit and read...

Debbie said...

Very cool, I would enjoy a tour of the last one!!

Stephanie said...

Lovely towers!

Sarah said...

Each one a beauty! Thanks for sharing.

Cloudia said...

These are delightful! I lived in a church bell tower for a while. Yes, the church was active and over 100 years old. What a setting!





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Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I love all of your gorgeous towers!!!!

wolfsongc said...

I love the look of the house with the tower. :)
The tower would be a great spot for a pantry, or maybe a powder room. Me, I'd probably go with a mini, cramped library...because I never have enough space for books. lol

Ruby Manchanda said...

I love your theme for alphabet T. Towers are really intriguing. And your pictures wonderful.

Jack said...

You have three very fine towers up there, EG.

Rose said...

I so love that house!!! Fabulous find!

bettyl-NZ said...

Clock towers are awesome to see! I love all of these a lot.

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