20 April, 2009

Windows – My World Reflected in Windows Around Italy

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60 comments:

Reader Wil said...

How colourful are all those windows and doors! I love it.Here in mu country all frontdoors are about the same, all of them brown.
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Have a wonderful week.

antigoni said...

Excellent photos. I love the colours of these windows.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

You have a creative eye, Erin. These are all so wonderful.
The differently colored shutters remind me of eyelashes. Accentuating the windows, they give them their own uniqueness.
I also admire the cleverly placed flower pot and candle holders(?).

Wow! So much to see when you turn your chin to the sky!

~Lisa

Susan said...

I'm not sure which I like most: all the beautiful old windows and shutters, or the SUNSHINE making them look so warm and lovely!

What a wonderful selection, I loved it!

Ebie said...

Lots of different windows and very colorful.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Beautiful windows, I love them all!

Ishtar said...

You're building details are always so cheerful and lovely! You make me want to visit the big cities again!

fishing guy said...

Erin: Lovely captures looking into the buildings.

Arija said...

Wonderful selection of windows with personal touches. Beautiful in their warm colours in that great Italian light.

MedaM said...

I love windows and this collection of different ones is really beautiful.

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful colors. I have once featured just windows series. I love them. I have something similar as an entry today too.

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for letting me enjoy the windows and let my eyes wander around the building, too. Gorgeous.

Sylvia K said...

So very colorful and beautiful! Just terrific photos! Makes our neighborhood look pretty pale and lifeless! Love them all! Thanks for sharing!

Kathiesbirds said...

Wonderful photography with beautiful and bright colors. Where were these images taken?

Guy D said...

Great captures, love the various architecture.

Have a great week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

The Good Life in Virginia said...

kathy
the first two shots are from assisi, the third from orvieto, the fourth from the piazza navona in rome and the last from the trastevere area in rome near the flea market. all taken in february this year.
erin

Martha said...

I love the windows, they are all so different.

Michele said...

That is awesome to see the assorted windows and architecture styles of the buildings... a very nice treat.

susieofarabia said...

I'm such a sucker for lovely doors and windows - I can't help myself!

Carver said...

What fantastic windows and so well photographed.

The Whispering Poppies said...

Fabulous shots! I just LOVE window photographs! =)

david mcmahon said...

Simply beautiful, Erin. Applauding your work.

kayleen said...

Beautiful series of photos. So colorful, so very nicely done!

Nebraska Birding

Marites said...

really beautiful, colorful windows..pretty! I especially like the 3rd pic:)

My world is here

mannanan said...

What a brilliant selection of windows and shutters. Funny but this is something you just wouldn't normally look at in this light. Thanks for sharing your world with us.

Gaelyn said...

Erin, these are all awesome. I love windows and doors. These Italian windows are so bright and alive. Love seeing the moon reflected in the first shot. Thanks for sharing these wonderful captures.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Ooh, the shades of blue in and around all the windows is stunning... always been a big lover of that turquoise color in the first photo. Great clarity in your photos, Erin!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Love these piccies, but especially the window with the little terracotta pots.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Incredible photos. Little bits of blue everywhere I looked. I loved them.

mountain.mama said...

I like today's window theme.

nature ramblings said...

Wonderful series of photos. There is something about windows thats very intriging. These are especially colorful. Thanks for sharing. Your blog is full of beautiful pictures, I enjoyed browsing.

Lew said...

Great shots of the windows, especially since you caught the blue sky reflections!

Rajesh said...

What a variety, but all serve the same purpose.

uncleawang said...

Is this the old parts of the city? These are beautiful shot & interesting:)
PS: Thanks for visiting my blog.

alicesg said...

Wow very beautiful. Yours is the second blog I saw with beautiful windows. I like taking photos of windows and doors too, I find them very unique and their different designs interest me.

The Explorer said...

cool windows..it seems you have a lot of collections of it..one thing i noticed, design are the same (although different colors)

Titania said...

All different, each beautiful. Each says in a different tone HOME!
The cows come home on thisandthat)

The Good Life in Virginia said...

first two shots are from assisi: buildings over 100 years old and i would venture to say the first building is 100 years old + and notice the old candle posts attached to the building, also note that the one building has been plastered over...and probably would look the similar to first if not plastered.

the third from orvieto-building probably older than 75 years;

the fourth from the piazza navona in rome and it is an old building as well, most likely in the 100+ group; and the last from the trastevere area in rome near the flea market and it is probably 50+ as well.

most buildings in city centers are aged and some over 100 years of age. the exteriors are often prettied up with new stucco and trims. restoration is the direction they go as replacing with new would be out of character in historic areas.

all taken in february this year

zeal4adventure said...

I'm always fascinated with windows (and doors) and your captures are fantastic.

Indrani said...

Beautiful collection of window shots!

Gattina said...

What a nice selection of windows !

Lakshmi said...

Ive always been fascinated by doors and windows..they are so colourful and charming..

Barb said...

A wonderful shutter retrospective! So colorful and ornate - the Madonna painting on the building was beautiful as well.

Tarolino said...

Lovely collection of windows open to the world aoutside. They are really pretty and so wonderfully captured too. This is a great idea for a MWT post.

niinuska said...

Window - an eye to the world! Beautiful windows, thank you for sharing and thanks for your visit at my blog!

Louise said...

Those are some beautiful windows, and some wonderful colors surrounding them!

Janie said...

What a great series of windows. I like the last one best.

bettyl said...

Lovely windows. I, too, find them fascinating.

chrome3d said...

That must be a fun flower "bench" with those 3 little cute pots hanging from the wall.

J said...

Your photos make me want pizza! (I think it's the effect of being too deprived of Western foods!) One of my students told me snake is delicious, but I can't imagine it tasting anything other than rubber.

Alexander said...

Very nice captures of different windows.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

San said...

Gorgeous! I believe my favorite is the shot with the little clump of clothes hanging out the window. Or maybe it's the window reflecting the angles just so, it appears to be a minimal abstract painting. Or maybe it's the Madonna...you get the picture. Love these. I've yet to go to Italy and you are not squelching my desire to do so. Not one bit.

I walked over from David's.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Excellent photos. Imagine all the faces that have looked through them.

CJ xx

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, you are an ace photographer!!!! Fantastic photos! Love them! Congrats on your POTD!

Cheffie-Mom said...

These photos are AMAZING! Congrats on the POTD Award from Authorblog!

Mojo said...

Wow! You should check out Mary the Teach's new meme - Window Views. these would be perfect for it.

Kirti said...

Beautiful windows! I really enjoyed these and congrats on being mentioned in POTD...

Snapshutter said...

Vivid colors!

Pouty Lips said...

The first one is my favorite! Congrats on Post of the Day mention from David at authorblog. That's how I came by and I'm glad I did.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Love your window shots. I think the 3rd one is my favorite. If eyes are the windows to the souls... I wonder what windows are the windows to.
;-)