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Friendly Friday – Balconies

When I was researching the topic for this week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge, I realized that all my relevant photos were located in Europe. Except for one! I hope that you can show me some more balconies, or patios, or verandahs from all over the world.

The oldest balconies I spotted were in Germany – in Berlin and Frankfurt and in Italy.

Juliet’s balcony was a popular tourist attraction in Verona.

Where for art thou

I noticed the fashionable balconies, in Italy, have window boxes that are more often filled with greenery or Geraniums.


And I couldn’t possibly exclude balconies found in Scandinavia from this montage, seeing as that region is my first love.

Sweden has a very famous indoor balcony.

Do you know what special purpose it serves?

Norway has some spectacular balconies in Dragon Style

A haunted balcony at Dalen
Getting high overlooking Bergen
The Crucial Balcony at the Home by the Sea

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This week’s prompt is ‘Balconies.’

Balconies to Something to Ponder About


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80 thoughts on “Friendly Friday – Balconies”

  1. Happy Friendly Friday! You’ve come up with a new theme, I have never seen it anywhere. 🙂 Well done! I’ll be posting for it in the next two days, today I must deal with this week’s Lens Artists challenge.

    Lately I’ve been a bit… bummed. For the first time in my 4 years of blogging I find it a bit… useless. Will improve, the mood, I do hope.

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    1. I think it is natural to have fluctuations in enthusiasm levels, Manja. It is not useless. You have a wonderful photo journal documenting your travels via pictures.
      Don’t despair. Is it partly because winter is around the corner? Do you need new inspiration to post about?

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    1. The same can be said for your collection – very enjoyable to read and see. I love the idea of putting up beach umbrellas on one’s balcony. How fun! Are you based in Europe or were the collection of balconies taken on holidays?

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          1. After 25 years abroad? Yes, quite a lot (but our return is now also more than a decade ago). Nothing of this was planned, I could have happily lived out my life in a different spot of the planet. One definitely goes around with open eyes.

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      1. Hi Amanda. Thanks for commenting.
        I stayed in Swarthmoor Hall for a weekend. It’s the third weekend course I’ve been on there. It’s an incredible place to stay. Much of the interior is as it was ( including furniture!), though happily the guest bedrooms have been modernised.

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    1. Thank you, Tatiana. The Juliet Balcony is riddled with tourists, but Verona has many other sites that are definitely worth a look. I will go check out your blog now. Are you based in Mexico?

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    1. It is a shame that the weather isn’t kind enough to allow you to still sit out on the balcony with a blanket and a cup of tea, JustBlueDutch! It is such a relaxing way to spend some time on the weekend. That was one of the things I was insistent on having in my new home, when it was built. A balcony!

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      1. Over here we love lounging in Balconies, especially in Summer. It’s a perfect place to grill and hang out clothes to dry ! :-))
        Normally nowadays, when its chilly, I stay in balcony which is adjacent to the garden is when I need to tend to my plants!
        It’s my dream as well– a balcony, terrace or patio and everything!

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  2. I’m finally done with my balconies and trying out the new WordPress gallery system. If I wish to have captions, and I do, there is no horizontal gallery any more. Still, I like it like this.

    And I like your balcony theme since, as I said, I have never done a balcony compilation. As for yours, I like them all but the Crucial Balcony has the future. 🙂

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  3. What a wonderful collection, Amanda! Very pretty balconies..I am having a hard time picikng the favorite:) I don’t have a nice collection with this prompt, but am trying to think of how to fit a couple that I have into this…hopefully will get that done soon! Hope weekend was as you had hoped it would be:)

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    1. No such thing as ‘never’, Bushboy. No deadlines here. Funny that you have chosen Spanish balconies. There seems to be a bit of a Spanish thread for this prompt. They are certainly something to see.

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