Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Windows and Doors- Benediktbeuern, Germany


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-
Benediktbeuern.
And, perfect timing.
Summer in Bavaria means flowers,
and lots and lots of color!













anyone else share this obsession?
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40 comments:

Jenna said...

German windows are officially adorable! And yes, I share the same obsession - doors and windows (especially colorful ones, are so photogenic :)

xxx
Jenna

Joslin said...

I think Europeans dress their windows and doors up a lot more than Americans. I never found myself admiring them back at home. True story: I stopped to take a picture of a cute door in Venice. A man stopped to wait for me to take my shot...then immediately entered the building through said door. He probably thinks I'm a creeper.

Ana F. said...

I'm obsessed with doors as well. I wish I could paint my front door, but they all have to look the same in the complex blah! Lovely pictures.

Sandra said...

Yes! Especially the ones in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico!My favorite one you photographed is the 8 point star door with the knob in the middle!

Lauren Talon said...

This is perfect! I have way too many photos of doors and windows from our trip to Europe. Germany is just so cute. I apparently also have a thing for lamps and lights. There were lots of those photographed too :S

Jamie said...

Windows and doors are a favorite of mine too - especially when I'm in Europe (in the US they are typically boring.)

Katrin said...

I love Italian doors! Every door looks different. I spent hours looking at doors in Venice.
Great pictures!

Alex said...

They're all so quaint and beautiful!

Alyx said...

This is such a cool idea! I love it!

Samantha Shepherd said...

Thanks for faithfully sharing all your photos! It's so neat to get a glimpse of what it's like to live there.

Mrs. Baker said...

great pics! thanks for sharing your obsession ;)

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McKenzie said...

Lovely! Windows (especially in Europe) have so much character and appeal. It is amazing how something so simple can be so altering to the appearance of an entire house. Your pictures are great :)

Shireen said...

Bailey your photographs are beautiful! Such great colors and composition. My mom has traveled around Europe often, and she came home with hundreds of pictures of windows and doors...which are now framed all around her house! You're not the only one!!! :)

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anurbanexplorer said...

oh dear! these doors and windows give the homes such character! no wonder youve developed an obsession of them! <3

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Kim @ wanderlustee.com said...

yes! everything is so unique! i <3 it!! ive seen this on a couple other blogs too (the obsession with windows/doors, that is) and i love their and your pics, but when i tried to photograph some...no bueno! lol maybe ill try again when i go to europe this summer!

Robin said...

These are such beautiful pictures and they all tell a story! I absolutely love the one with the clothes line in it!

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Sara Louise said...

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!

Sara Louise said...

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!

siddathornton said...

the windows with blue & white shutters are stunning. i really enjoyed these photos!

- lauren

BF said...

They are quite amazing, I can see why they were photo worthy!

Alex Butts said...

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 :)

E said...

Beautiful! And yes, I love to find doors and windows with character. You found some great ones!

Kat said...

These are really gorgeous photos. I really love the colorful shutters and the flower boxes, and will be looking forward to more!

Kaitlyn Hurt said...

What beautiful pictures! They make me want to visit Europe even more now, thank you ;)

I absolutely love reading/looking at your blog!

hayley [see.hay.fly] said...

i love doors and windows. lucca, italy has the most amazing doors to photograph. my mom shares this obsession, too :)

Nancy Ferdinand said...

Oh, I love all your photos! Windows do add an aesthetic value to houses, and the planter boxes are absolutely charming! I dream of going to Italy someday to see all the beautiful architecture there!

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Roxie Tenner said...

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.

Lida Swisher said...

Beautiful and colorful flowers really enhance the look of a house and because of it, you get to appreciate the windows even more. Most of the time, the flowers harmonize with the window, giving it more character.

Ellie said...

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.

Whitney Williams said...

I really like these a lot! They kind of remind me of the windows and doors in Calgary!

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jackrider said...

I absolutely love that first pic with the lamp post between the white and blue windows. I have it saved so I can buy some Ottawa windows and doors like that for my new house.

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