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The world as we know it!


Have you heard of WindowSwap? Neither had I, until earlier this year. It’s like a screensaver of 10-minute recordings from around the world. It’s almost a rabbit hole where you just end of staring at the screen for long periods of time….in a good way. The instructions of WindowSwap are easy… use your phone or camera, preferably with a tripod, to record a 10 minute long recording of your window view. It gives you a glimpse of what other people see outside their homes around the world.

Well, I did just that…but not only from my home window, but also from offices and hotels where I’ve spent time. Below you’ll find some of my recordings so far:

California – view from gate at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) – view from United Club at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) – view from H Hotel at Los Angeles Airport (LAX)

Finland – view from gate at Helsinki Airport (HEL)

Hawaii – view of H1 freeway and Makiki area in central Honolulu on Oahu, Hawaii. – view of Central Union Church, with the high rises of Waikiki and Ala Moana in the background. – view of residential neighborhood in Kaneohe on Oahu, Hawaii. – ocean view from Aulani Disney Resort on Oahu, Hawaii. – golf course view from Aulani Disney Resort on Oahu, Hawaii. – lanai view from Hilton on Kuhio Avenue in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii. – sunrise view from Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii. – early morning on Coconut Island (aka Moku o Loʻe and Gilligan’s Island), Oahu, Hawaii. – view of UH medical school campus.

Las Vegas – view from gate at Las Vegas airport (LAS) – view from room at The Mandalay Bay Resort – view from room at The Signature MGM – resort view from room at Virgin Hotels – F1 pit view from room at Virgin Hotels

Pacific Northwest – view of a cul de sac in Everett, Washington. – view from Courtyard North hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Sweden – view of Abbekås parking lot and club house outside Ystad. – view of 9th green at Abbekås golf course outside Ystad. – view from room into courtyard at IKEA Hotell in Älmhult. – view of yard in Särö.