Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Through the Lattice Window

A recent discussion with a friend made me realise that in addition to Gargoyles and Grotesques, there is another thing I have a tendency to take photos of when touring old cities and old buildings. That of a landscape through a window, but with elements of the window incorporated into the shot. Sometimes it's unavoidable as the lattice is so small it's difficult to capture the whole view without getting some of the window into the shot. On other occasions though it adds a reminder of the location of the photo, making it more than just a landscape shot from a higher viewpoint. Instead it adds an element of the building, drawing the inside out, as opposed to the outside in. 

So here are just a few, some with lattice windows, some without the glass at all. 

From the Castel Sant'Angelo towards St Peter's, Rome, Italy

Looking in to the Bath Assembly Rooms, UK

The grounds of Fontainebleu, France

The gardens of Ham House, Richmond, UK



Hampton Court, Richmond, UK

Leeds Castle, UK

Looking at the old Louvre Palace through the modern Pi pyramid

Looking at the modern Pi pyramid through a window of the old palace

Inside the Tower of London, UK

Overlooking Paris from the Clock-Window in Musee D'Orsay, Paris, France

Views of the diverted river that surrounds Azay le Rideau, France

Versailles, France

From the Petit Trianon, overlooking the Temple of Love, Versailles, France

Red House, designed and built by William Morris, UK

The church of Seeon Abbey, Bavaria, Germany

Through faux stain glass windows at Strawberry Hill, UK

The canals of Venice from the windows of Ca Rezzonico, Venice, Italy

Into the courtyard of the Alcazar, Seville, Spain

Stain glass windows of the Hospital Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain

In some cases, the emphasis in on the window frame as much as anything. 

Through the damaged shell of the Nicholaikirche, Hamburg, Germany

Looking through the damaged shell of St Dunstan in the East church, London, UK

The Cloister of Mont Saint Michel, France

Overlooking the old city and Alhambra from the Generalife, Granada, Spain

Looking onto the courtyard of the Museum of the History of Barcelona from the Salo del Tinell, Barcelona, Spain

Views of the Grand Canal from Ca d'Oro, Venice, Italy

In the cloister gardens of Canterbury Cathedral, UK

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