Do you remember my obsession with windows two summers ago? Well, it’s back with more gorgeous windows that I found during my travel in 2013 and earlier this year!
So, let’s start with Lisbon. I think Lisbon is just one of those town that is so loveable that you want to explore each one of its corner. There is always things to see and amazing buildings to admire. This sunshine-yellow building is at Praça do Comércio, the splash of yellow against the white windows makes the whole place so elegant.
Then I went to the smaller aisles and saw some high, narrow houses with tiled walls and windows decorated with a small balcony.
Moving on to the charming town of Porto. Near the Douro river, I saw houses with colours that are so bright it was like a row of splashing rainbows. The windows are fairly plain in colour but it works perfectly with the flamboyant tile-decorated walls.
In Hungary, I saw more yellow. Yellow has got to be the theme of my summer 2013. Szentendre is a small town just outside of Budapest and have so many Serbian-influenced buildings due to its dominant Serbian community that occupy the town.
As I went back home to Yogyakarta, I didn’t realize that my hometown too has amazing windows. I guess living here makes these little things don’t matter, I was amazed at my own discoveries. The windows at the water palace is simply stunning, made from wood and is chiseled to perfection.
And these ones are painted yellow with characters from our traditional puppet show painted on the wall.
Singapore’s Chinatown was just like heaven for windows lover. It is filled with brave coloured-windows.
But I have to admit, hands down, Penang is just the most amazing place for vintage and rustic houses. In Georgetown, the old town, it is just brimming with old Chinese houses, some are pretty and well-maintained.
Some looks a lot more older and abandoned but its beauty is not erased.
However, they all one thing in common: they all made me stop and gaze and awe for a really long time.
Do you like looking at windows on your travel? Why no share them with me!