During my Summer travel I was suddenly obssesed with windows. I don’t know why or how. And I can’t come up with a philosophical reason either. And no, I’m no architecture, so I absolutely have no idea why I’m all of the sudden clicking my camera away for all sorts of windows.
I love pretty windows and they are so different in every country. So here are some of my shots…and oh this is my first photo essay!
Below is the Reichsluftfahrtministerium (Ministry of Aviation) building which now works as the Ministry of Finance. This is a typical Nazi building – big and huge, purposely made that way to make you feel small and intimidated (it works btw!). I wouldn’t call these windows “beautiful”, but they do certainly have a cold personality.
And now on to some pretty windows. Mykonos, Greece has the prettiest windows I have ever seen. They are typical Greece blue colour and stands out so much with the white paintings they use for most of the houses. Windows in Mykonos are blue-dominated but you occasionally find some other colours like red and green.
In Italy, I found the windows to be more shady, old and mysterious…if that makes sense at all. They are incredibly gorgeous especially when found in one of those narrow, cobbled stones aisles. These ones I found in the street of Rome.
And in Barcelona, I was totally seduced by Gaudi’s work. Though I didn’t get the chance to see a lot of his work, the Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera were enough to convince me that Gaudi’s work is a complete genius and absolute art. I especially loved the bright coloured windows found in the Sagrada Familia.
Last but certainly not least, Poland. Poznań and Warsaw have very artistic and elegant windows with exquisite drawings in most of them. My friend told me it was built that way as windows used to be a sign of richness so people took their time to decorate their windows elaborately.