This ?new and ?aptly titled photography series quite literally gives curious souls a window on the world. ?The View From Here explores the idea that no two ?window ?views are the same, no matter if they?’?re from different units in the same apartment building or ?in ?countries on opposite ends of ?the earth.
??Forty photographers from 27 countries around the world were asked to submit photos—one in the morning and another at night—of the view from their home window. The Web site lets you desktop travel your way from Lahore to Latvia as you scroll between each set of photos. The day-to-night transition also illustrates how different a place can look as the sun fades into evening shadows.
One of the true joys of travel is a change of scenery. ?Anyone with a genuine affinity for travel can appreciate a new view both for the profound differences and?,? sometimes surprising?,? similarities with the one you take in daily from your bedroom, kitchen or office when not traveling.
?The series was curated by ?Somfy?, an international manufacturer of motors for retractable awnings, shutters, shades and blinds. You can ?see a sample of the photos in the above gallery. All 80 photos ?(40 day and 40 night) can be viewed ?on the ?The View From Here website, as well as captions about each view from the photographers.
?Lauren Kilberg is a Chicago-based freelance writer. Her travels have found her camping near the Pakistani border of India and conquering volcanoes in the Philippines.