The view from my windows

January 31, 2012

Need I say Berlin is freezing?
The frost on my windows is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.

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  • Reply Samantha January 31, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Oh I love frost photos! These are beautiful.

  • Reply Luisa January 31, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Incredible! How come my windows don't have any of that gorgeous frost? Is Charlottenburg warmer than Friedrichshain? 🙂

  • Reply *eni* January 31, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    wonderful…i love that!
    it reminds me of the winter.time in my childhood…there where snowflowers on the window every year in winter. i haven´t seen them for a long long time…so thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures of them…
    it´s magic…!!!


  • Reply wood & wool stool January 31, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    ohh, winter wonderland!

  • Reply Emily January 31, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I never thought I'd miss the patterns of ice freezing on windows. Haven't seen that in three years now and I miss it!

  • Reply Laura January 31, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Absolutely amazing! The pattern in the second picture makes me think of Arts and Crafts wallpaper.

  • Reply Karen Sofie January 31, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    It's also one of the most amazing things I've seen…

  • Reply Lisa January 31, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    These are so beautiful, my dear.

  • Reply s t E f a N i a January 31, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    hi! not even in Sweden? great pictures… but it must be very very VERY cold!

  • Reply allesistgut January 31, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Toll diese Eisblumen. Die sind ja ganz wundervoll. Ich habe immer nur Wasser am Fenster. Vielleicht sollte ich mal das Heizen einstellen.
    Dir einen tollen, sonnigen Tag.

    Liebe Grüße allesistgut

  • Reply BCshutterbug January 31, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    That is gorgeous! I wish our windows did that, it's much nicer then the view of the other apartment buildings.

  • Reply Fensišmensi January 31, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    The coolest cool! The last picture would be nice as a wallpaper.

  • Reply Neus January 31, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    wowww! precious!

  • Reply lotte January 31, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow!! the second photo is brilliant! 😀

  • Reply Irene January 31, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Unglaublich schön ist das, Sandra. Obwohl es in Wien auch mehrere Minusgrade hat, werde ich in meiner Neubauwohnung nicht mit derartig schönen Blumen beschenkt.

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  • Reply Patrice A. January 31, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    oh my….
    it must be very cold
    but what a beauty it gave

  • Reply Anke January 31, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Do you have single-glazed windows? (We do , but it never gets that cold here, so they mostly just get wet in winter)

    • Reply sandrajuto_6360gn January 31, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      double, but they are 112 years old 🙂

    • Reply Anke January 31, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      Ah, that's really interesting, I didn't know there was double-glazing that long ago! I think our house it from the 1930s or so, not quite as old. 🙂

  • Reply Inês Rubio January 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    I really love your photos. Its amazing how you can catch the everyday details and turn them in such pretty images 🙂

  • Reply véro January 31, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Superbes photos !

  • Reply walkingthecat January 31, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    On a list of things I miss from my childhood, Eisblumen (ice flowers) would rank pretty high.:)

    I think they're not so much a function of the cold and/or the heating, however, but have to do with the windows. You hardly see them anymore because modern windows have two or three layers of glass with air inbetween as insulation. Yours probably consist of just one pane. As pretty as the effect is, you may want to talk to your landlord about getting new windows — otherwise you're losing a tremendous amount of heat. In the meantime, _do_ take lots of gorgeous photos.:)

    • Reply sandrajuto_6360gn January 31, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      thanks for the tip! i love my 112 years old (double) windows so much that it's worth losing some heat during the winter 🙂 they make me happy every day.

    • Reply walkingthecat February 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      Fair enough.:)

  • Reply zwergenprinzessin January 31, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    that's BEAUTIFUL sandra! love it!

  • Reply Susanna January 31, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    These blow my mind! How incredible.

  • Reply Laëtitia January 31, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Amazing ! and very nice …

  • Reply Patrik January 31, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Ich habe heute Morgen nach dem Aufwachen auch erstmal die Eiskristalle im Küchenfenster fotografiert, schön dass der Winter auch endlich in Berlin angekommen ist. 🙂

  • Reply nina corvallo January 31, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    OMG! This is so beautiful! What a treat, thank you for sharing!

  • Reply emma lamb January 31, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    These pictures are amazing Sandra!
    They remind me of childhood winters here in the UK, when the snow would be three feet deep and the would be a half inch of ice just like this on our windows. I wish I had had a camera back then and I wish we could have winters like that again. 🙂
    Emma, x

  • Reply [sen.siˈʝes] January 31, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    so very beautiful 🙂

  • Reply Andaje January 31, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    wow – you find the motifs for your photos in the most incredible places…..our temperatures are the worst in more than 25 years, but we do not have as incredible windows as you have, despite my appartment being very difficult to warm up, hence wearing a pair of your wrist worms indoors

  • Reply vickan January 31, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    en (den enda?)av fördelarna med att bo med enkelglas, mycket vackert!

    • Reply sandrajuto_6360gn January 31, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      det lustiga är att det är två fönster på varandra men de beter sig som englasfönster

  • Reply Fenke January 31, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    at least the frost is pretty :-)(but, uiuiui – you must be freezing in your apartment, no?)

  • Reply evie dear January 31, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I think I'll have to visit somewhere cold to see such lovely frost, you captured it beautifully!

  • Reply K A T A R I N A January 31, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Så vackert

    Katarina i Lueå

  • Reply Orchid January 31, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Wow I can't believe that's natural frost! It looks like art!

  • Reply schlawittchen January 31, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Woah, beautiful!

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  • Reply Molly & Kelly February 1, 2012 at 12:12 am

    so beautiful. reminds me of my year spent in Montreal CA. look at my (old) website for my IcePiks 🙂 http://www.southlenz.com

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  • Reply Koey February 1, 2012 at 1:55 am

    OOOOOh, these look amazing! I can't believe these beautiful patterns occur naturally.

  • Reply * HOPSCOTCH * ~ Charlyn February 1, 2012 at 2:47 am

    Magical! :*

  • Reply Kate February 1, 2012 at 3:44 am

    Wow, I have never seen anything like that before!

  • Reply Christi February 1, 2012 at 4:13 am

    These photos are breathtaking! Also, just wanted to say that I'm a huge fan of your work.
    I recently discovered your illustrations and I love your style. It's very unique and interesting and also playful. I recently featured you in a post on my blog theartcake.com where I cover inspiring art and design.

    All best,

  • Reply Marie February 1, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Freezing but beautiful !

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  • Reply Sara February 1, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Your work is so beautiful it gives me brain freeze!

  • Reply at swim-two-birds February 1, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    amazing! but, brrr 🙂

  • Reply Georgia February 1, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Simply incredible, nature can put on the most beautiful displays!
    Keep warm!

  • Reply handmade romance February 1, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    it looks freezing! nicely captured. beautiful and freezing. oh i dream of your side of the world when it gets like this, perhaps its a romanticised version but it is pretty neat from here! x

  • Reply Ana February 2, 2012 at 2:26 am

    This is AMAZING!

  • Reply * February 2, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    wow! this is simply awesome!!

  • Reply Lois February 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Wow! Those frost formations are stunning. Makes the cold a little easier to bear I imagine?

  • Reply la ninja February 4, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    sweet baby jay jay! that is the most amazing thing I've seen in a long time too.
    however, I fear for your wellbeing… no serious heating, methinks… ?

  • Reply karina nielsen rios, copenhagen, denmark February 4, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    WOW WOW and WOW.
    Love these photos!

  • Reply Sasha February 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Unbelievable! Who knew that frost could be so stunning.

  • Reply amiechristo February 5, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Those are some of the most magnificent frost works I've ever seen!

  • Reply [email protected] March 6, 2012 at 7:45 am

    My goodness how beautiful nature is. They are spectacular. Thank you for sharing your view!
    Hope you are snuggled up and cozy inside…

  • Reply Padmasari March 10, 2012 at 5:45 am

    WOW! Beautiful.

    PS: I like the new look of your blog.

  • Reply stephanie levy March 18, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    These are gorgeous Sandra!! xo

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