I remember when they remodeled our old KH and did away with all the high-up windows. We couldn't actually see anything out of them except for the sky, sunshine, rain, etc.
But that was nice - a touch of outside. I missed them when they were done away with. I think it was said to be done for vandalism also.
I visited another old renovated KH and commented to a brother I knew that it was beautiful inside. No windows, but pictures (real ocean/mountain scenes with real frames) on a lot of walls in the actual auditorium and extra schools.
He disagreed with me (some "fancy sister got the bright idea") because he said it was too hard to concentrate on the speaker with all the distractions of pictures. I told him if the speakers were more interesting - perhaps the people wouldn't be so distracted after seeing the same 4/5 pictures every week for 5 hrs. The pictures weren't that interesting.
I think one of the reasons why no distractions are allowed is they want as much of our attention as possible - when we're awake.
PS - I didn't realize worldly persons noticed this oddity also, but in our area the same question of windowless square buildings is brought up regularily. One sister commented that her opinion on why some new KHs have glass front doors was because strangers did not like the idea of going into a totally windowless building.
PR move? We certainly want those new strangers to feel comfortable......
Edited by - waiting on 15 July 2000 7:51:31