necessity of windows.
They should be made
would be terribly boring
I like the idea
of rooms that
Here are pictures of windows I took when I was in Amsterdam and Alkmaar during Kontra-GaPi’s Euro Tour.
These houses are on Damrak (the canal/dam in front of Amsterdam Centraal), and are beside the buildings that are distinctly misaligned aka “dancing.” Where buildings are tilted to the side the foundations are on unstable ground. On the other hand, seemingly “landlocked” buildings tilt forward because of the weight of furniture that are often carried inside the building through hooks built on the facade, below the gable.
Commercial buildings fronting Beurs van Berlage along the busy Damrak street.
Somewhere along the busy streets were these windows getting ready to flutter away.
Quadruplets somewhere in Alkmaar. I cropped out the fourth house on the extreme right though for the sake of
art symmetry. I like the house with the flowers best.
Royal-looking house. I have no idea. If by chance some Dutch or Alkmaar native is reading this, please enlighten me.
Look at that relief on top! The detail of the doors! The columns! The bicycle! The lamp post!
Notice the hooks on top of the red windows.
This is not a window but whattheheck it looks amazing! When in Amsterdam, look up! You’ll be blown away by the minutest details.
The ethereal Royal Palace. It sort of basks in golden light, as if the ground was acting like a reflector.
I like brick buildings. They look organized and clean and they make sense. The windows on the other hand are like a canvas that borrows the mood of the sky.
A quiet pocket somewhere in the city.
Funny houses, flowers, canals, bikes and a quirky lamp post. Amsterdam in a nutshell.
Do you like windows? If you’re weird like I am, gimme a shout out in the comments section below!