Friday, August 06, 2010
Take a look out a new window

One of my favorite things about iReport is that almost every day you can find a story that takes you to a new corner of the world. Yesterday, for example, I learned about a lovely community project in Mariestad, Sweden, where residents have decided to paint over an unsightly old building by covering it with colorful graffiti. I’d never heard of Mariestad before yesterday, but after seeing Chiro1's iReport, I hopped onto Google Maps and pulled up a streetview of the place. Turns out it’s beautiful.


Yesterday on iReport we actually saw lots of little corners of the world. Our friend Sarah Evans, social media darling and total kindred spirit, was visiting and we thought it would be fun to cook up a little afternoon iReport project. So we built an assignment asking people to find the nearest window and snap a photo. Super simple. What came back is a mix of the expected but still new – office tower views and bedroom windows – and strangely beautiful. Enjoy.


Chris Morrow snapped this view of Imperial Beach in Southern California.



This is Tom Kuplic's view of Madison, Wisconsin (left) and Philip Ramsey's snapshot of Arlington, Virginia.


Thanks to Lorena Isla, Kate Bryant, Sukhraj Beasla and Kathi Cordsen for these shots (clockwise from top left).


Jason Asselin took this photo from his home in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

August 6, 2010

Awesome Flag Shot from ME..... Thanks CNN:)

August 7, 2010
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Thanks for using my picture! However, Kathi and I need to switch positions in the clockwise order. I took the photo of the leaves and she took the photo of the palm tree from her window. :)

August 7, 2010
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Thanks, sbeasla! The photo credits on that third photo should go like this: Lorena Isla shot the hearts, Kate Bryant snapped the city view, Sukhraj Beasla took the leaves, and Kathi Cordsen shot the photo of the plant (and incidentally, that's her bathroom window!).

August 7, 2010
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lila thanks for this loved the assignment and thanks CNN

August 7, 2010
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The picture from the bathroom window was really highlighting the fact of the man on the rafters that was outside my window and freaked me out LOL...the tree was just in the way.

August 7, 2010
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@Lila, I see that now. I misunderstood and read it wrong. My fault. :)

August 9, 2010
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August 12, 2010
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Thanks for the fun assignment. To be honest my view is less spectacular, but our guests get that view when they enter our office.

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