Yes, it has been awhile since I’ve posted anything and I do apologize. This post is in answer to “A Lingering Look at Windows” As you may know by now, I love taking pictures of windows and doors. This time the photos are all from our trip to Amsterdam in 2009 (was it that long ago!?)
Some of my favourite subjects to photograph are windows and doors. I love architectural details and they seem to be one of the ones that varies the most from building to building. Here are a few from my travels. See more of them here.
This week on Where’s My Backpack, the travel theme of the week is Exits. To me, that means doors, windows, staircases and all are favourite things to photograph while traveling.
Here’s a new one, from the folks at The Day After. Once a month they invite people to share photos of windows and as you all may remember, I love taking photos of doors and windows, from the inside or out. Here are some of my shots, mostly looking out through the windows. See more at this month’s A Lingering Look at Windows, here.
The Daily Post issues a photo challenge every week with a word. Vivid is this week’s theme and I’ve decided to focus on stained glass. The main places you see it is in churches and cathedrals (following on from the last post about architecture) but you sometimes find it elsewhere too. The colours used in stained glass are always very bright and vivid so that when the sun shines through they glow and cast colourful reflections.
In honour of the upcoming journey to Manchester next week, I give you a few photos from the city centre.
This is the square next to the “Triangle” shops (on the right). The building used to be the old corn market. The wheel and sculpture are fairly new and there’s a ground level sculpture/fountain that you can’t see. the new buildings behind the wheel are Selfidge’s and Marks and Spencer, a new flagship store built after the IRA bomb damaged the old one in 1996. Between the damage in this area caused from that (though not one person was killed) and the millenium, the city centre of Manchester has been given quite a facelift.
These were in a window in a shop in the Triangle, taken from the car as we drove by!
On the main street, Deansgate, there’s a pub called Moon Under Water. It’s one of the Wetherspoon’s franchise. They often take old buildings, renovate them and open pubs. This one used to be a movie cinema. It’s a very large pub with an upstairs and large back are past the open area where you come in. Upstairs outside the toilets you will find this lovely stained glass window. There are also framed photos of famous Mancunians including the final photo here of famed fictional characters from the longest currently running television show in the world, Coronation Street and it’s where I’m going to be this time next week!