Photo Essay of Beautiful Windows

Lisbon windows, Lisbon, Portugal

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 atΒ PraΓ§a do ComΓ©rcio, the splash of yellow against the white windows makes the whole place so elegant.

Lisbon windows, Lisbon,Portugal
Bright like the sun – windows in LIsbon

Then I went to the smaller aisles and saw some high, narrow houses with tiled walls and windows decorated with a small balcony.

Lisbon windows, Lisbon, Portugal
Tiled vs plain in Lisbon – windows battle!

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.

Porto windows, Porto, Portugal
Houses near the Douro river

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.

Szentendre windows, Szentendre, Hungary
Against the yellow wall, these windows certainly makes Szentendre more bright

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.

Yogyakarta windows, Indonesia
Rustic windows in the water palace of Yogyakarta

And these ones are painted yellow with characters from our traditional puppet show painted on the wall.

Yogyakarta windows, Indonesia
More yellow! With characters from the puppet show, wayang

Singapore’s Chinatown was just like heaven for windows lover. It is filled with brave coloured-windows.

Singapore windows
Brave colours in Chinatown, Singapore

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.

Penang windows, Penang, Malaysia
Brightly coloured windows in a Chinese house
Penang windows, Penang, Malaysia
Can’t decide whether I like the door or the windows more

Some looks a lot more older and abandoned but its beauty is not erased.

Penang windows, Penang, Malaysia
They may look old, but they still have a certain beauty
Penang windows, Penang, Malaysia
Green windows looking awesome

However, they all one thing in common: they all made me stop and gaze and awe for a really long time.

Penang windows, Penang, Malaysia
Cream windows of a rustic house
Penang windows, Penang, Malaysia
I think I’m in love with the whole house

 

Do you like looking at windows on your travel? Why no share them with me!

 

24 Comment

  1. Aw those are so pretty!!! I like windows too. They are almost as awesome as bridges as a metaphor – they open up new perspective, the give way to look into the world, and so on. I love the photos. Great post! xx

    1. I know aren’t they gorgeous! Yes I guess they are a bit like your bridges, it’s always fun to search for them!

  2. What a feast for people like me with an obsession for windows, too. I especially like your photo of the windows on the yellow building in Szentendre, Hungary. I was there in December and loved the old buildings and character of the town.

    1. Glad you like them! I found Szentendre to be very charming and romantic! Love the place.

  3. I am such a fan of window (and door) porn! I love, love, love the Portuguese windows! As you probably know I fell for Lisbon last year in a big way and it seems like the more I think about the city ever since I came back, the more I love it. I’d love to visit Porto too – looks so colourful and full character.

    1. You must visit Porto! I think Portugal has that special charm that can make people fall in love so easy!

  4. I like how you are able to see the cultural influence of different places from their windows! I cannot make up my mind which photo I like best because they each have their own unique beauty there. Hmmmm….

    1. I am also having a hard time deciding which one is the best! I love noticing different architectural styles in building when I travel – I think I might secretly want to be an architect πŸ˜›

  5. Cool collection! I’ve seen people post essays of doors, but I can’t recall many windows.

    I remember being in Montevideo’s Old Town and taking photos of the restored and rundown buildings, just to compare. The latter were an even more interesting subject, for some reason…

    My favorite photo in this post is from Singapore – because of the colors.

    1. So many gorgeous windows in Singapore! I think old buildings have a hidden charm that only special people can see it πŸ˜‰

  6. Such great colours – I tend to think of windows as being glass but these are so much more ornate and detailed. Think I recognise that street at the top from when I was in Porto this time last year!

    1. Don’t you just love the houses in Porto! They are incredibly pretty πŸ˜‰

  7. And ure officially become the Miss Window πŸ˜›

    I didn’t know that you love taking photos of the rustic and unique window until we travelled together in Penang :3

    1. Why did you think I stopped to take pics of every rustic building πŸ˜‰

  8. Ahhhh, I love these types of posts (I even have a few on my blog). There are some great photos in here but have to say my favorite is the one with the puppets painted around.

    1. Hey Ruth! The one with the puppets is indeed gorgeous, I love how they surround it with these detailed paintings πŸ™‚

  9. Hi Aggy, apa kabar? πŸ™‚ I loved this post! Sometimes we’re so busy looking at other things that we miss details such as these. Great job!

    1. Hi Pedro, saya baik-baik πŸ™‚
      Thanks for the lovely comment! I do love looking at windows and old buildings in general – I think it’s very interesting πŸ™‚

  10. Sweetie, that was an amazing idea for a blog post. I must say Lisbon has beautiful windows and colorful buildings. I’ve never been there, but your photos show how great this city is. I’ve taken a few photos of windows when travelling in Lhasa, Tibet :)!

    1. Lisbon is such a great place, I’m pretty sure you will also love it πŸ™‚
      Would love to see your version of windows!

  11. You had to include Portugal… of course! So glad you find my country so charming! πŸ˜€
    Oh.. and great photos of lovely windows elsewhere too, thanks for sharing!

    1. You probably recognize by know my obsession for your country πŸ˜‰
      I hope to take pictures of more lovely windows, obsessed with them too haha!

  12. Oh, this is a good idea, why didn’t i think of this before.. πŸ™‚

    nice photos btw…

    1. Thanks! It’s always a good idea to look up and adore windows while travelling πŸ˜‰

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