The new January Squares challenge, hosted as ever by Becky, the Queen of Squares, is all about ____light. That’s words ending in light. In this often dull month light of any kind is what we all need to lift our spirits as we wait impatiently for spring to begin. Click on the link to find out more.
fanlight (noun) = A fanlight is a window, often semicircular or semi-elliptical in shape, with glazing bars or tracery sets radiating out like an open fan. It is placed over another window or a doorway
January Squares | Day Seventeen
22 thoughts on “Fanlight”
These are very elegant. 🙂 🙂 I don’t know why but the word always makes me think ‘Fanny by gaslight’. Can’t help my strange ways. But that’s another light word!
Indeed it is! This word challenge is contagious 😊
Oooh, nice photo – I’d forgotten about fanlights!
Good one! I can imagine football fans living next door to one another there.
Think every front or back door needs a fanlight!
PS apparently they were so named as they were designed as ventilation as well as a light source. The idea being you could easily open them above a door and let in air or let kitchen smells out.
Mmm… makes sense but these ones definitely don’t open. Actually the flat we lived in had fanlights above the internal doors which allowed light to flood into the internal hallway. They are a good idea.
Ooh I remember having those in flats. Brilliant addition.
I agree, though my current door is all glass so plenty of light floods in.
When it is sunny!
Actually it’s north facing so we never have any sun coming in through that door!
lol . . . I’ll still come on a sunny day though as that way we can go for a fabulous walk afterwards!
I think you have been really inventive with this challenge, Jude. Well done! 🙂
Best wishes, Pete. x
I like word challenges and this has certainly made me think! I made a list of words ending in light and then worked through my folders to see if I had anything that fitted. Nice to dig out some of the older stuff that I have never used.
Well, I’ve learned something!
(As an aside: Do you know Painswick Rococo Gardens, in Gloucestershire I think?)
I know of them, but have never managed to get there for a visit. How have you heard of them?
Good question. Dredges down into the sludge of memory … Aha! I read an interview with a photographer who was resident artist there in 2014
I’ve been looking for a suitable fanlight but haven’t found one yet that I can photograph without being intrusive. Yours are great.
Ludlow is full of lovely doors!
How considerate of them to choose their colours so well 🙂
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