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  1. 'Windows' - this week's #FriFotos theme

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 1 Comments

    Sep142012

    Last week we posted our very first '#FriFotos' post as part of a weekly forum called (you guessed it) #FriFotos where people upload images to Twitter, using the #FriFotos hashtag. Instead of uploading individual shots, we picked multiple images surrounding the theme and made a post. This week we've done the same, and the theme today is 'Windows'.

    Sunlight shines through the windows in the Szechenyi Baths, Budapest


    When I found out that this week's theme was 'windows' I smiled...it meant I could upload this image I took around four years ago in Budapest's Szechenyi Baths. Along with a photo I took in the old town in Nice, it's my favourite photo. The sun shone through the windows and I just had to take a shot. I love curves and the contrast between the green and the brown.


    A sea of windows in Dubrovnik's old town


    Anybody who's been to Dubrovnik will recognise this view - the old town from the city's walls. Walking the walls is essentially Dubrovnik's Eiffel Tower in that it's the number one attraction. The views along the way are stunning. Not only over the old town, but also into the Adriatic Sea. In fact, if I was told I could only visit one more place for the rest of my life and it was Dubrovnik, I wouldn't be that annoyed.


    An aerial view of Chicago through the windows of the Willis Tower


    When you visit Chicago you've a choice of visiting two viewing decks - one in the Willis Tower (previously known as the Sears Tower), and one in the John Hancock Center. For research purposes I visited both. I'd recommend anybody going there to visit both also. This view is from the Willis Tower, and as you can see boasts a pretty amazing view of the 'Windy City. If you look closely, just off centre in the top of this image you can see my reflection in the window taking this photo...


    Kuala Lumpur's KL Tower


    When taking photos, it's good to think out of the box a bit. Rather than taking the point-and-shoot shot that millions of people around the world also have, try and look at a landmark a little differently. A reflection in a window or a puddle is a great way to do this, as you can see from this shot of the KL Tower in Kuala Lumpur.


    Windows unlike any other thanks to the one and only Antoni Gaudi


    The majority of Barcelona's attractions are accountable to one person and one person only - Antoni Gaudi. He made this city his own thanks to the unfinished masterpiece La Sagrada Familia, the unique apartment block known as La Predrera, and this building - Casa Batló. It's the balconies that make these windows so unique.


    One of many art deco buildings, South Beach, Miami


    All over Miami, and South Beach in particular, are art deco buildings. They have many characteristics - pastel colours and a decorative look being two. Another is mathematical, geometric shapes. In this instance, the three columns and windows down the front of the building.


    Australia Square, Sydney


    Walking down Georges Street one day in Sydney I looked up when I reached Australia Square. This is what I saw - an imposing site with windows everywhere. It's one of Sydney's lesser-known landmarks, but I love this building.

    Want to see more photos of windows? Follow the '#FriFotos' hashtag today.

  2. 1 Comment so far.

    Fiona said on 14/09/2012 at 3:59pm

    Lovely images, thanks for sharing - love the one of Dubrovnik especially, brought back some great memories

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