Obssesion on Windows

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.

Windows at the Reichsluftfahrtministerium building, Berlin

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.

Bright-coloured windows in Mykonos

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.

Windows 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.

La Pedrera
Beautiful windows in 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.

Windows in the old centre of Poznań
Bright yellow windows in Warsaw

 

12 Comment

  1. Very pretty. I can see why you were so captivated with these windows. My mom took a series of pictures of doors in San Francisco. That turned out neat, too. I guess when you have an eye for things like this, it easily turns into a beautiful project.

    1. Hi Juliann,
      Maybe my next project should be doors! I guess it’s because the buildings in Europe has so much history, which makes its so easy to capture nice pictures 🙂

  2. I love that Warsaw building!

    1. Hi Margaret, oh yes, that’s one of my favourite too!

  3. Some lovely pictures there Aggy! Keep up the good work.

    1. Hey Karthik! Thanks for the lovely words 🙂

  4. Oh Aggy I love how you’re almost as Poland-crazy as I am 😀 beautiful. I like windows too, and my philosophical answer would be the whole outlook thing – I mean, they make you see the world from your home, don’t they. Let’s discover beautiful windows together when you’re in Berlin – some that aren’t as scary as those at Reichsluftfahrtministerium 🙂

    1. Mariella, you know I love Poland 😉 I love your philosophical approach which is true! I’d love to discover more windows in Berlin yey! (you still need to teach me how to pronounce Reichsluftfahrtministerium :P)

  5. I love this post! I love windows. They are so fascinating, and interesting. They show so much character. Your photos are incredible and make all these wonderful places look even better 🙂

    1. Aww thanks Sonika for the kind words, I really love those windows I spotted during my trip too 🙂

  6. What a wonderful place to visit. I find that you traveled a lot.
    This place has been on the topmost part of my wish list.
    I hope I can visit German next year.
    If you please, you can visit my blog 😀

    1. Hi Joshua! Hope you get the chance to visit Germany, it’s a great country.
      You have travelled a lot yourself too! 😉

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