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Fenestration comes from the Latin word fenestra, meaning ‘window.’

In medicine or biology, it refers to the surgical creation of an artificial opening in the bony part of the inner ear to improve or restore hearing. (who knew?)

In architecture, it refers to the design and placement of windows in a building.

For today’s post, we’ll be referring to the latter as I showcase a few of my favorites  captured in Old Montreal and Quebec City. Voila!

Montreal 2012

Old Montreal 2012

“An actor entering the door, you’ve got nothing. But if he enters through the window, you’ve got a situation.” — Billy Wilder

Old Montreal 2012

Old Montreal 2012

“Never trust a computer you can’t throw out the window.” — Steve Wazniak

(Defenestration is the act of throwing someone or something out of a window. Again, who knew?)

Old Montreal 2012

Old Montreal 2012

“Love is a piano dropped from a fourth storey window and you were in the wrong place at the wrong time.” — Ami DiFranco

(oh, that we could all, just once in our lives, know the delicious upheaval that comes from being struck by love that drops on us out of the clear, blue sky)

Old Montreal 2012

Old Montreal 2012

“If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.” — Tom Pekis

Quebec City 2010

Quebec City 2010

“Habit is habit, not to be flung out the window, but coaxed downstairs, one step at a time.” — Mark Twain

Montreal 2007

Montreal 2007

“What no wife of a writer understands is that a writer is working when he’s staring out the window.”  — Burton Rascoe

A writer is also working when standing in line for take-out, staring into space at the corner of Bay and Temperance in Toronto, where the idea for this post was conceived.

Hope you enjoyed!

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