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“Windows are everywhere. Depending on where you are — your bedroom, your office, a hotel room, or a tiny tourism office overlooking a lively street in a beach town in the Dominican Republic, shown above — a window can reveal different things.

They are portals into the world’s stories. Glimpses into other people’s lives. Looking out (or into) a window can tell you about where you are — and where you’re not — and mark a particular moment in time, linking you to a physical place. Windows are also enablers of our daydreams and desires, and can stir up memories and big ideas”.

If you’d been royalty living in the castle of St Hilarion in Northern Cyprus you would have looked out of this window

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and had you been a monk in Bellapais abbey you might have looked through these

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When the followers of Islam invaded Cyprus they converted the christian churches into mosques and removed the original windows replacing them with windows with geometrical patterns, for depictions of humans or animals was forbidden.

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Former church in Lefkosa/Nicosia

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windows in the the former cathedral of Famagusta

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Comments on: "Daily Post weekly photo challenge: window" (2)

  1. Wonderful images! The first is my favorite!

  2. I love churches and chapels and these shots are beautiful especially the one in Famagusta…

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