Although the views from my classrooms and office are wonderful, the view from the windows in my home are a little . . . well, they remind me that I live on a tiny, over-populated island. Below are the views from my living room and my bedroom windows, that's right, as my guest, you actually have the best view of all from the windows in my home!
Oh, how observant of you--that's right. That is a street lamp right there outside my bedroom window! And, no, it doesn't keep me up at night because I have bamboo shades that keep out ALL light! But, thanks for asking and being concerned!
**UPDATED to ADD** The "bars" on the windows box in the window ledges. I have two theories as to why they so many home here have them. Theory one: they extend the "space" of the house--many people keep plants or hang clothes to dry in these spaces. Theory two: when you live so close to your neighbors, it would be very easy for a theif to jump on to your (al beit) small balcony and then climb in thru the window--the bars/wire grid prevents this from happening. All grids on my windows and laundry porch do however have another little "window" with hinges that supposedly open if unlocked (but, I've never actually tried). Interesting, huh?