Curtains, and Draperies

Sheers Caught A Reflection
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Just an hour after noon, these sheers became back-lit by a reflection off a window across the street. The curve of the reflection suggested it might might have been from a car window.


Curtains And Draperies   •  Bay Point, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 10 January 2008)   •  (Photo taken 13:28:06 Monday 24 December 2007)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #DSC_8683B
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Fake Geese
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The curtains were closed that afternoon for privacy. But by being closed they created a parade of fake geese to liven the mood.


Curtains And Draperies   •  Bay Point, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 10 January 2008)   •  (Photo taken 13:28:20 Monday 24 December 2007)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #DSC_8684B
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Plant Back-Lit
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Indoor house plants were back-lit that afternoon by light diffused through closed floral curtains. Floral curtains can create a unique mood.


Curtains And Draperies   •  Bay Point, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 10 January 2008)   •  (Photo taken 14:41:52 Tuesday 1 January 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #DSC_9221B
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A Room Divider
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A swath of cloth was suspended from a rod to form a partial room break.


Fabric As Found Art   •  Jane Strong's House, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 9 July 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:44:10 Sunday 10 August 2008)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #JaneStrongHouseBerkeley_0262BCX
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Backed Drapes
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Drapes with a backing were closed mid day to help keep the winter heat inside. During the summer they might also be closed to keep the cool air from escaping.


Curtains And Draperies   •  Bay Point, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 2 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:51:58 Wednesday 24 December 2008)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_7771
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A Town Beyond
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Beyond the sheers the heart of a town did still beat. Sheer curtains serve the dual benefit of creating a sense of privacy, while still allowing a feeling of connection to the world outside.


Curtains And Draperies   •  Bay Point, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 2 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:52:04 Wednesday 24 December 2008)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_7772
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Cocoa Sheers
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Cocoa sheers, illuminated from the inside, served to warm the room. Yet day and night light from outside could alter that mood by cooling it with blue light from the sky.


Curtains And Draperies   •  Bay Point, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 2 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:53:42 Wednesday 24 December 2008)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_7774
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Lace-Print Curtains
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Behind the scenes of the Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park were rooms with photo exhibits and rooms filled with the mechanics of the organ. At the end of one room, facing the outside was this small window covered with a delicate lace-print curtain. The inside lighting clearly overpowered the cloud-covered daylight from beyond.


Curtains And Draperies   •  Spreckels Organ Pavilion internal link   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 14 April 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:03:59 Sunday 17 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1535
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