Boys are like that – 18th century window glass

A week ago I showed the castle to an old farmer, who helps us frequently with his tractor. He was really grateful, though his eyesight isn’t the best anymore. He told me, that he used to come to the castle 70 years ago when he was a boy, to throw stones in the windows. The windows had 18th century glass and this activity of the village lads explains, why there is not much of it left. I told this to a visitor from Finland and he said, when he was a boy, he was just the same. I guess I can’t understand it, because I was a girl.

18th century window glass

One of the old window glasses that are left. Own photo, licence: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

18th century window glass

One of the old window glasses that are left. Own photo, licence: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

There are some nice photos of 18th century glass at Menton Daily Photo.

4 thoughts on “Boys are like that – 18th century window glass

  1. Amazing! So there’s only a few glasses left? I’m sure they are high up too.

    • No, all are on the groundfloor. So I guess the shutters on the ground floor have been closed when little Monsieur H. did his throwing exercises.

  2. It’s beautiful glass – like looking through still water.

    • Yes, it’s beautiful. And it’s really a shame, that boys were smashing the windows for fun. There would be many more of the old ones otherwise.

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