Sometimes in this busy life it’s easy to rush around the city from one appointment to another without really looking at the buildings you are passing.
Before my accident I tried to walk regularly as part of my fitness regime and my little pocket camera was always with me so that whenever I spotted something I thought was interesting I could grab a photograph.
In any large city there are always buildings that represent different styles and eras and as fashions come and go some of them would eventually be replaced or superseded by something newer whilst others remained in place.
In Europe it’s especially easy to find city buildings that span some 300 years or more in age and old buildings are slotted in with new ones as the city grows and evolves.
I like a few modernist styles but really at heart I’m deeply enamoured by the detail of the older styles: I love Gothic arches, Deco tiles, and the organic natural forms of Art Nouveau.
I adore beautiful patterns in wood, iron, tile or stone and most of all I find architectural detail interesting, bewitching and mesmerising. The more of it the better. I’m the person on the tram in the window seat craning my neck upwards to see the details on buildings as they pass by, I’m the one who’s photos of tiles, stone carvings and ancient ruins in my travel photos outweigh the ones of vast vistas of scenery.
Here are a few photos of beautiful buildings from my walks. Several of them were taken in the vicinity of the Weimarstaat area where I was visiting a fancy dress shop for a costume for Little Mr. There are a lot of beautiful buildings here so I’ll be back at a future date to look around.