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    Not being a planner (just an IT techie), I have an office on the first floor with an entire window wall! It impresses people, I suppose, but the truth is, it's cold in winter! The windows look out on a sidewalk, a patch of weedy "lawn", and the main parking lot of a community college. My desk looks the other way, facing the door that opens on a hall way only used by the staff in our unit so it's not busy. A couple of years ago, I scrounged up a college-owned impressionist-style painting of people with umbrellas in a rainy park to hang on the hallway wall opposite my door, so that's my view. Oh, and next to my door are two other great views ... an 11 x 14 photo I took of Niagara Falls about 20 years ago from the Maid Of The Mist and my 2010 Great Lakes Lighthouses calendar that replaced my 2009 Great Lakes Lighthouses calendar that replaced my 2008 Great Lakes Lighthouses calendar ...

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    Well, I can see the rooftops of a really ugly Centex Homes entry-level new home neighborhood. Oh, and I get to see little wanna-be gangbangers walk through the office park periodically.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

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    Here's the view from my cube... of another cube. Not much different than mine except much more tidy.

    "Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan

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    I am in a cubicle with 1 very large lovely window that it is actually up a bit too high to have a "view" but I do have the option to stand up and look out of it should I want to, and it could conceivably pour fresh, bright, crisp, energizing Hawaiian sunshine all over me and my 2 coworkers that I share the cubicle space with except that they both despise the shades being open and complain all day about the glare if I dare to crack open the shades, thus they remain partially opened and angled upwards so that I can only see a hint of light. All this in an effort to see their computer screens better.

    Another example of why working on computers all day is the devil's work.

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    The highway. Meh.

    Although, I have seen a couple of rather spectacular collisions take place within my field of view. I actually saw a semi truck t-bone a car one day. Miraculously, I think the motorist survived without major injury.

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    corner office, with a door - not all it's cracked up to be folks...(the other window is on the weather neverending thread)...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails front window view.jpg   view out the door.jpg  


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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    corner office, with a door - not all it's cracked up to be folks...(the other window is on the weather neverending thread)...
    Did a pack of wild chimpanzees go through your office?
    Men do dumb $hit... it is what they do to correct the problem that counts.

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    Bushes as tall as the windows. It lets light in, but that's it.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Thanks, Urban Renewal!



    The hills in the background and very distracting in the summer and fall.

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    Photos are dated (from when we moved to our new building in '05), but you can see a bit of my view of the parking lot and police maintenance shed/impound area from my office...



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    post of the day, budy - I burst out laughing!

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    Did a pack of wild chimpanzees go through your office?
    I work, I leave

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    The view out of my windowless cube in the basement of what used to be a police department room (but also serves as both a bomb-proof fallout shelter) is of bookshelves for our planning "library". Exciting, I know.
    "When life gives you lemons, just say 'No thanks'." - Henry Rollins

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    Quote Originally posted by Whose Yur Planner View post
    Bushes as tall as the windows. It lets light in, but that's it.
    The other window has a view of smaller bushes and a resurrection tree.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    corner office, with a door - not all it's cracked up to be folks...(the other window is on the weather neverending thread)...
    Couldn't agree more. Lived corner office world for almost 20 years and am now in a very open cube land. Love it.

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    Today's view.


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    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    Quote Originally posted by giff57 View post
    Today's view.
    That's either a very short building or a very tall snow pile!

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    Sunny here today, but really cold (for UT, anyway.) That's Ben Lomond Peak you can see.
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    Yeah my view is covered with about a foot and a half of snow as well. Not much to look at - just other buildings' rooftops, but it's all white out there today!

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    The shades to the window adjacent to my desk have been open since the beginning of 2011. I have been loving it. This lovely dove keeps me entertained all day, hoping around, mating with some other dove that stops by, and pruning herself, though she has serious hygiene issues (just look at all the dove poo covering her nest)!

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post


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    BUMP!

    Working for myself, I have some choice in where I choose to spend my day. About once a week, I choose to work from my house in the country. Here's why...





    Guess where I'm working from today and what the weather is like.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Nice, Ofos! How is the fishing there? Man, what I wouldn't give for some water around here - its been a long time without rain...

    My current office (I'm changing jobs in about a month!) affords me a view of some nice vegetable beds atop the boiler room that is my patio. Out the window I can see the tops of some large elms and, if I crane my neck, the Sandia mountains in the distance. Not too bad. But nothing like the bucolic setting of Ofos'! I gotta find a way to work from our place in the mountains!
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    Quote Originally posted by wahday View post
    Nice, Ofos! How is the fishing there? Man, what I wouldn't give for some water around here - its been a long time without rain...
    I've been told that the original owner (I'm the second) raised catfish in the pond. Just some small panfish in it now. I've done some restoration and weed/algae control but haven't restocked it. My hope is to find the time and $$$ to put up a windmill to provide some aeration before doing that. In the meantime, I just enjoy the view and all the wildlife that it attracts.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Yesterday's overcast view:


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