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Escape to a new vista without breaking quarantine

Window Swap provides transfixing video views from windows across the globe.

Kevin Arffandy

Window Swap is a virtual portal created by Sonali Ranjit and Vaishnav Balasubramaniam.

This “quarantine project” is aimed at “travel hungry fools” who want a change of scenery, but they know how dangerous it would be to get it.

Anyone can submit a 10-minute, horizontal HD video of their favorite window to share their corner of joy with the world.

Tangerang Selatan, Indonesia

Kevin Arffandy

Things about our own views that might bother us offer character to strangers, like this cracking window film...

Singapore

Rachel Chew

...or this scaffolding with an Eiffel Tower backdrop.

Paris, France

Guillaume Baley

Skylines are a common theme...

James Sandham/London, England

...from the iconic...

Fernando Mattei/Long Island, New York

...to the lesser-known.

Kiev, Ukraine

Hlib Honchar

You can find rainy soundscapes...

Sitara Menon/Gurgaon, India

...mountain views...

Aeschiried, Switzerland

Lina Blau

...streams of beautiful balconies...

Villongo, Italy

Simone Tengattini

La Baule-escoublac, France

Guillaume Baley

Sylvie Kinn/Singapore

...and glimpses into the hustle and bustle.

Mikael Colville-Anderson/Copenhagen, Denmark

Nicole and Miles/London, England

People show off their pets...

Doha, Qatar

Ula Niekrasz

...their green thumbs...

Bangalore, India

Rexina Devraj

...and if you're lucky, both.

Bangalore, India

Manasa Prithvi

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