Windows of the World

WINDOWS OF THE WORLD

Windows are considered a vital element of every building, not only to bring it to life but also to give some vitality and personality to it. I find it amusing that a small piece of glass between the interior and exterior of a house gives us the feeling of security and also the way that the house owners can be identified by their choices on their concept of beauty and architecture of the windows, some very flashy and opulent and others very humble.

I assembled the thousands of photographs that I had by cities or regions and created the collections that made the project Windows of the World come to life, the result of the series is a study in urban architecture and aesthetics highlighting the uniqueness of the world’s windows.

In the process of choosing the photographs of the windows I normally don’t pick the most beautiful ones, some are very unique and don’t fit well with others, I try to give to each city or region it’s singularity and identity, and so, it gives us a glimpse into their history and culture. It’s a big evolution from the earliest windows that were only a hole in the wall.

You can help me growing the project by ordering fine art prints of the project here or in my Etsy shop :)

SPONSORS

Sponsors

SELECTION OF ARTICLES AND PRESS INTERVIEWS

 WASHINGTON POST CNN
DAILYMAIL CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER THE TELEGRAPH
SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE HUFFINGTON POST MYMODERNMET FUBIZ
 
FRANKIE VOGUE AWOL YAHOO MAKERS TRAVEL+LEISURE
THE TIMES NEWSPAPER

VENICE

Windows of Venice

THE ALPS

Windows of The Alps

BURANO

Windows of Burano

TRENTO

Windows of Trento

THE ALPS

Balconies of The Alps

EVORA

Windows of Evora

PORTO

Windows of Porto

GUIMARAES

Windows of Lisbon

ALBUFEIRA

Windows of Albufeira

LISBON

Windows of Lisbon

SESIMBRA

Windows of the World - Sesimbra

ERICEIRA

Windows of Ericeira

MONTEMOR-O-NOVO

AndreVicenteGoncalves - Windows of the World - Montemor-o-Novo

VENDAS NOVAS

Vendas Novas

ATALAIA

Atalaia

SANTA SUSANA

Windows of the World - Santa Susana

BUCHAREST

AndreVicenteGoncalves - Windows of the World - Bucharest

BRASOV

Windows of the World - Brasov

BARCELONA

AndreVicenteGoncalves - Windows of the World - Barcelona, Spain copy

LONDON
Windows of the World - London, England
Windows of the World – London, England
NOTTING HILL, LONDON

Windows of the World - Notting Hill, London

FIGUEIRA DA FOZ, PORTUGAL

Windows of the World - Figueira da Foz

OBIDOS, PORTUGAL

Windows of the World - Obidos

SINTRA, PORTUGAL

Windows of the World - Sintra

FARO, PORTUGAL
Windows of the World - Faro
Coimbra, PORTUGAL

Windows of the World - , Portugal

Setubal, PORTUGAL
 Windows of the World - Setubal
Ponta Delgada, Azores

AndreVicenteGoncalves - Windows of the World - Portugal - Ponta Delgada_2000px

WORK IN PROGRESS, I’LL BE ADDING MORE CITIES.

108 Comments

  1. I love your work, this project is amazing. I wish I lived somewhere so beautiful.

    • Thank you Kate! There is beauty everywhere, we just have to look to the right place :)

  2. These are absolutely mesmerizing! I just love, not only the images, but how you’ve categorized them. Truly a beautiful piece of work!

  3. Wow, so amazing! I love all of your photos. Wish I could travel there to see them with my own eyes ^_^

  4. Excelente trabalho que, certamente, também será prazer. Boa sorte

    • Olá Eduardo,

      Fico muito contente por ter gostado do meu trabalho :)

  5. I loved this. So beautiful to look at. I can help you on Lima ….took many photos from windows of Lima :)
    Best of luck!!

    • Hi Yeganeh,

      Thank you! When I visit Lima I’ll let you know 😀

  6. I love this project. Windows beautifully reflect the personality of their cities. Nice work!

  7. Presiosas fotos! preciosas ventanas,
    cuánto buen gusto han tenido nuestros mayores, a ver si nosotros conservamos el legado para que lo disfruten nuestros descendientes!!!

  8. Love you work. I can recommend you to go to Russia. Russian traditional windows are amazing pieces of art!

  9. fabulous!! and i feel peace when i looked at your masterpiece.
    unfortunately the windows in China are almost the same design.

    • Thank you Sofia! Even if they have almost the same design it could be a good addition to the collection:)

  10. Estou a fazer uma dissertação em Arquitetura sobre janelas, que pedaço de arte estas que aqui apresenta. Parabéns pelas fantásticas fotografias! :)

  11. Gosto bastante da sua página e ao que parece temos um gosto em comum “janelas”, o André fotografa e são lindas, eu iniciei em 2009, uma coleção de aguarelas de janelas de Sintra. A coleção chegou quase há centena, fiz algumas exposições aqui em Sintra e considero que não pintei todas. As suas janelas são lindas apetece pintar todas.
    Cumprimentos

    • Fico muito contente por ter gostado, de facto temos um gosto em comum, ficam muito giras em aguarela :)

  12. Maravilhoso! Não pude deixar de me tocar com as imagens de Sesimbra, a minha “segudna casa”. Por isso mesmo sugeria um estudo dos Açores, da Terceira, mais concretamente. Lembrei-me que, atentas as tantas particularidades da ilha, era capaz de dar também um resultado bastante engraçado!
    Muitos Parabéns!! Está um projecto fantástico!

    • Obrigado Margarida! Está nos meus planos fotografar todas as ilhas dos Açores mas para tal vou necessitar de apoios :)

  13. Amazing idea ! Very impressed with your creativity. Good luck and I will be following your collections.

  14. Excellent work! thanks for adding my city (Bucharest) onto the visual list of windows. :)

  15. Hi,
    Congratulations on your exceptional work. It is impressive and beautiful! I saw your artwork in my hometown on the Bohemian Square weekend and I loved it. Now that I see it again here and especially that you also have a collection with windows from Brasov I`m even happier. I`d like to thank you, you made me see things through a different perspective, also reminded me to pay some more attention to details. Good luck and lots of inspiration!
    Felicia

    • Hi Felicia,

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I really enjoy Brasov, it’s a beautiful city! The greatest things in life are in the details 😉

  16. Amazing amazing! Bucharest is my favorite!:) great job friend ! Keep the good work

    • Thank you Salomea! I’m really glad you liked it! It was a pleasure to add Bucharest to my collection :)

  17. Thank you for this morning’s happiness: the charming janelas of Brasov!

    • Thanks Oana, Brasov it’s such a nice city to visit! :)

  18. All your photos are extraordinary.I was glad I found windows from Bucharest, my home town., and Brasov a very special town.
    Thank you very much for your work.

    • Thank you Gabriela! I’m really glad you liked it! It was a pleasure to add Romania to my collection.

  19. Your project is fantastic!Your achivement too!Congratulations and keep up the good work!

    • Thank you so much Valentina! I’m glad you liked it 😀

  20. Brilliant collection. Just back from Bucharest and Brasov. You have captured the windows beautifully! Thank you. What about Sibiu in Romania and a few rurl windows! Bill

  21. Belíssimas fotos! Estamos te aguardando no Brasil (Minas Gerais). Parabéns!

    • Obrigado Nelson! Será um prazer fotografar Minas Gerais :)

  22. Beautiful project! I love the assemblage.
    Travelling around the world through windows… what a nice concept!
    Hope to see some other cities soon… South of France, Corsica, Apulia?
    Best wishes in all your works.
    Konstancja

    • Thank you! I want to add more cities but I need to find more sponsors to do so :)

      Best Wishes

    • Thanks Dario! I’m glad you like it!

      With the best compliments.

  23. excelente trabalho.também sou apaixonada por fotografia
    em 2002 fiz uma recolha de janelas e portas sobre o Alentejo, que acabou com outras fotografias a serem expostas em Évora e mais tarde fiz uma recolha no Brasil, em Recife e Olinda em que foram expostas ambas as recolhas do Alentejo e e Brasil
    adorei este trabalho e também gostei muito do seu trabalho ,tocou me muito PARABÉNS

    • Obrigado Fátima! Fico muito contente por ter gostado do meu trabalho!

    • Obrigado! As experiências que trazemos das viagens são incalculáveis :)

  24. É impressionante ver como as janelas de portugal se parecem com as da minha cidade no Brasil!

    Que lindo trabalho, parabens!

    • Obrigado Carolina! Gostava muito de fotografar as janelas de diferentes cidades brasileiras para ver as semelhanças.

  25. Thanks a lot, amazingly beautiful! Great idea!
    I would suggest Strasbourg, Copenhagen, Prague, Budapest, Szentendre (also Hungary) and Please, – come to Tbilisi as well!

    • Hi Zviad!

      I will try to photograph all of them, never been to Georgia and I would love to!

  26. It means to look righteous in the eyes city, super !

  27. Inspiring! I love the way you took just details and created a piece of art with each picture. Congratulations for taking your project so far! It is a pleasure to look at your compositions and to notice something new each time.

    • Thank you so much for your comment Veronica! Touches me every time someone likes my project, I’m working hard on it and I will add much more collections :)

  28. Simply beautiful! I share your vision about how fascinating windows are!Thank you for sharing them with the rest of us and for including windows from Bucharest among them!

    • Thanks Mari! I’m really glad you like it! Romania is an amazing country :)

  29. This project is interesting. Have you thought of making them available for purchase to use in Scrapbooking? I have bought cds and kits of such things. A lot of people buy scrapbooking kits through Etsy. Also many places including Ebay & Amazon sell cds.

    I’d be interested to know your response.

    Regards

    • Hi! That is an interesting idea, I will think about doing one :)

  30. Love this project and so happy to now see Romania among the countries you cover! It’s amazing to see the differences and similarities between cities and cultures through these artistic eyes :). Would be great to see windows in the rural side; and from a Romanian perspective, I can reassure you would have some dreamy collages:). Cheers!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, I would love to go to Romania again :)

  31. UAU!!!!!!
    E tenho de saber do teu trabalho através de um blogue estrangeiro… ?!!!!! (” Honestly WTF”!!!)
    Continuação do bom trabalho!

    • Olá Ana,

      Infelizmente a imprensa internacional dá mais destaque aos artistas portugueses do que a nacional.

      Obrigado :)

  32. Bom dia,

    Gostaria de saber se tem a impressão correspondente às janelas de Óbidos e, qual e que seria o valor.

    Com os melhores cumprimentos,
    Sergio Dias Figueiredo

  33. Hi Andre,
    I’ve just come across your work researching for a photography assessment. I love your idea. Very inspiring and beautifully compiled.
    Thank you :)

    • Hi Amelia,

      Thanks! It is always a pleasure to serve as inspiration.

  34. very very cool. a short trip in a glance. was nice to try to guess where the photos were taken, before seeing the names of the cities. keep up the good work! congrats once again

  35. congratutations!
    I have a book o windows, I agree the things you say.

  36. Seu trabalho é muito interessante. Gosto muito de janelas; olhar através delas, além da arquitetura, já é uma bela viagem…

  37. Parabéns pelo belíssimo trabalho! Verdadeiras obras de arte são estas janelas! Um abraço de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil.

  38. Ola!
    Muitos parabens pelo seu trabalho. E realmente incrivel como uma janela diz tanto de uma cidade/aldeia/vila!
    Entretanto acho que reconheco uma janela.. lembra-se de onde e a primeira janela da segunda linha da coleccao de Sintra??
    Obrigada e fico a espera da nova serie :)

    • Olá Constança!

      Essa janela é do Palácio Nacional de Sintra. Obrigdo!

  39. Parabéns pelo projecto!
    Tem uma luz fenomenal e um olhar sobre as janelas e os incriveis azulejos portugueses.
    Tem agendada alguma exposição?

    • Olá Gabriela,

      Muito obrigado! De momento não tenho agendada nenhuma exposição.

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