The Windows of Venice

Venice has a rather eclectic mix of architecture. It is like a patchwork quilt of buildings where some pieces are lovingly handed down by a favorite elder, some fresh and new, and most of it, everything in between. The buildings, some of them though old and decaying exude a pensive vibe which is present through the city. The peeling paint, the uneven wood work, knotty window frames, the fading graffiti and signage, the patchy paint all add a certain depth to the city.

The windows are its crowning glory. They are the eyes of a building, revealing so much yet retaining their unique charm. The Venetian cityscape looks like an avant-garde inside out art museum where the windows are the art pieces. They range from the Byzantine and gothic to the minimalist modern.

I spent many an afternoon riding up and down the water bus, immersing myself in their frighteningly withering beauty. Since most of the images were taken from the waterbus, I used my trusty 18-55 mm Nikon kit lens with my D5100.

Scroll down to see them.

brown shutter Venetian window

shuttered green window

Venetian Gothic window

venetian b&b facade

red building brown window facade

pastel facade; blue windows

yellow shuttered window

venetian windows; ruin porn

Minimal brown shuttered window

Venetian Gothic windows

peeling ageing window

venetian gothic window facade

modern window venice

venetian window

minimal venetian window

bright modern windows venice

venice windows rialto

 

 

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