Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Looking at the view

Here's Gary photographing the view on the second day of our trip (er yes, he is stood just behind the sign warning of dangerous cliffs. He's like that) View used in this context means what is seen from a particular point. Of course what we can see might be a row of overflowing bins, but usually it's taken to refer to a picturesque, natural scene.

It can also mean the extent of visibility (his mistake was made in full view of his mother-in-law) a visual or mental survey (she viewed the results), an opinion or mental attitude (his mother-in-law held strong views about his intelligence) or with the aim of attaining something (she had a view to a divorce) or to bear something in mind (in view of what she'd seen him do).

A viewing is an opportunity for a visual inspection, such as when house hunting. Once you've viewed it you might want to take a long term view of it's suitability.

In view of the length of this post, I'll stop now and fill the kettle with a view to making a nice pot of tea.




14 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ha ha

Maggie May said...

Could be a view to a murder, with just a gentle push!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Obviously he heeded the warning and didn't fall over.

Oscar said...

I assume he is not afraid of heights.

Leandra Wallace said...

What's a good picture without a little risk? ;)

Neil Waring said...

I would not get anywhere near that close to the edge

L said...

After repeatedly exclaiming to the passengers in our car "just look at the view", my granddaughter asked me: "Grandma, when will we be at the view?".
Hope you are seeing lots of beautiful views (not just Gary perched on the end of a cliff).

Patsy said...

It's no laughing matter, R Mac! (Well OK this time it was, but sometimes he sets up the tripod in treacherous locations)

Patsy said...

It could - but luckily for him I was in a good mood, Maggie.

Patsy said...

He did, Alex.

Patsy said...

Not at all, Oscar.

Patsy said...

That's probably his thinking, Leandra.

Patsy said...

I didn't either, Neil.

Patsy said...

We've seen lots of fabulous scenery, Linda - and castles and gardens.