While wandering the streets of Italy,
I discovered a new obsesssion-
windows and doors.
I don’t know what it is about them,
but they have quickly become one of my favorite things to photograph.
Perhaps it’s their bright colors,
and unique detail,
drawing me in,
and forcing me (with little struggle) to fall in love.
Whatever the reason,
I can’t complain.
Sometimes, in this life, it is the little things.
This new found appreciation has inspired a new series on this little blog of mine-
windows and doors…
Whenever I travel somewhere new,
I will share these gateways, openings, and in some cases, works of art, with all of you.
I decided to start with my own village here in Germany-
And, perfect timing.
Summer in Bavaria means flowers,
and lots and lots of color!
anyone else share this obsession?
John McGill says
wow Love your blog all these pictures are looking awesome and different for other. really good job i like this post..
I adore this post! I don't think American's appreciate the sheer beauty and elegance that a pretty window can add to their exterior. I love the 4th picture, there's just something about the teal shutters paired with the bright reds and pinks of the gardenias that make that window terribly romantic and beautiful. Thank you for the post.
Roxie Tenner says
Judging from the type of windows they have, these only prove that there are certain types of windows in different countries. Like those in the pictures, these are called casement windows, which are commonly used in Italy. On the other hand, in US, single hung windows are commonly used.
windows and doors gta says
Nice post! I'll count on it as one pf the best page I read! So cool and good.
hayley [see.hay.fly] says
i love doors and windows. lucca, italy has the most amazing doors to photograph. my mom shares this obsession, too 🙂
Kaitlyn Hurt says
What beautiful pictures! They make me want to visit Europe even more now, thank you 😉
I absolutely love reading/looking at your blog!
These are really gorgeous photos. I really love the colorful shutters and the flower boxes, and will be looking forward to more!
Beautiful! And yes, I love to find doors and windows with character. You found some great ones!
Alex Butts says
Love the idea Bailey! The flower boxes and shutters have always been one of my favorite things about Europe, particularly Germany. And I love the Bavarian shutters 🙂
They are quite amazing, I can see why they were photo worthy!
the windows with blue & white shutters are stunning. i really enjoyed these photos!
Sara Louise says
I love how much more character doors and windows have in Europe! I just moved to a new village here in France and each evening a take a little stroll looking around at all of the different ones 🙂
Those blue and white striped shutters are fantastic!