What makes European cities characteristically unique and instantly recognisable? How can you distinguish elegant Venice from the snowy Alps, or sunny Barcelona from historic London?
The answer, of course, lies in the rich architecture, iconic landscapes and distinctive personalities of each metropolis. But here’s one I bet you’ve never noticed before — the very eyes of each town — the windows.
Portuguese photographer André Vincente Gonçalves has travelled extensively throughout his career, and captured countless photographs of windows along the way. Windows of the World is his series of compositions, capturing the charming identity of each city in the beautiful details of its windows.
From colourful tiles, to iconic window boxes, and from delicate glass to traditional Moorish architecture — it becomes easy to recognise each place through the features of each window. If you love these examples, make sure you check out his website at andrevicentegoncalves.com.
Main image: Burano, Italy