The Windows of Venice: A Photo Essay on Venetian Windows
What is so special about Venetian Windows anyway?
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 a lot of it is 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. Its windows are its crowning glory. The Venetian windows exhibit the spirit if the city in a concentrated form. 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 water bus, I used my trusty 18-55 mm Nikon kit lens with my D5100.
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