Doors and windows in monochromes
Hello to all #monomad people here who are always in search of some black-and-white treats. Today I am sharing with you my quite beloved theme - Doors and windows. Not any doors nor windows, but rather the special ones. The ones which are the statement piece. If you know my work you know I have always opened my eyes to doors and windows, so please let me open them for you. Enjoy this gallery.
This one was taken at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok. The window is large and rectangular, with a white frame that complements the light-colored walls and floor. Windows appear to have a traditional wooden frame with a lattice design. The lattice pattern is common in traditional Thai architecture and adds a decorative element to the windows while allowing light to filter through. The wooden frame is also consistent with traditional Thai design, which often uses natural materials like wood, bamboo, and thatch to create a harmonious connection with the surrounding environment.
Another one was taken at the same hotel. It was taken at the hotel's Author's Lounge, which is a sophisticated and elegant space that exudes old-world charm. The lounge is located in the hotel's Authors' Wing, which was originally built in 1876 and was once used as the residence of the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.
The lounge features high ceilings, teakwood flooring, and plush armchairs and sofas. The walls are adorned with paintings and photographs of famous authors who have visited the hotel over the years. The centerpiece of the lounge is a grand piano, which is often played by a pianist during afternoon tea.
This one is from a different era and location. It was taken in Slovenia at Ptuj castle, one of the oldest castles here around. Ptuj Castle is a castle in Ptuj, Slovenia, and it is one of the oldest and the most prominent castles in the country. The exact date of its construction is unknown, but it is believed that the castle was built in the 12th century, during the time of Romanesque architecture.
The castle was initially built as a fortification to defend against the attacks of the Hungarians, who frequently raided the area during the 12th and 13th centuries. Over the centuries, the castle has been rebuilt and renovated several times, and it has served as a residence for the noble families that ruled the region.
And the doors which go with the window from Ptuj castle.
And let's finish with the grand St. Mark's Basilica. St. Mark's Basilica is one of the most famous landmarks in Venice, Italy. It is a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture and is located in the eastern end of the Piazza San Marco. The basilica was built in the 11th century as a symbol of Venice's wealth and power, and it contains a vast collection of valuable works of art.
The exterior of the basilica is covered with intricate mosaics, with the most famous being the depiction of the Last Judgment on the western façade. Inside the basilica, visitors can admire the golden altarpiece, known as the Pala d'Oro, which is studded with thousands of precious stones and pearls. The basilica also houses the Treasury, which contains many precious objects and relics, including the supposed remains of St. Mark.
St. Mark's Basilica is an important cultural and religious center, and it attracts millions of visitors each year. Its unique blend of eastern and western architectural styles, along with its vast collection of artwork and treasures, make it a true masterpiece of human creativity. It is a no-brainer to find some amazing entrances there.