Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mirrored Window

Waterbury, Connecticut

This black-mirror window treatment seems to be getting more common on older buildings undergoing renovation. In some cases the old window seems to have been bricked up and someone has decided that this looks better than the filled-in fenestration. In others a former shop window, whose purpose was to give passers-by a view of the interior, gets the mirror treatment when something like a restaurant takes over the space and visibility from outside is no longer wanted. The visual effect of course is very different from the combination of look-through and reflection you see with typical untreated plate glass shop windows.

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