Valencia in the spring was full of wonders. There were just so many visual delights and so much that I wanted to preserve with my camera.
Now that I’m back from my Spanish odyssey, and as I go through my images, I notice a preoccupation with certain subjects — balconies being one of them.
It seems I was always looking up to appreciate elegant and intricate balcony design, which also has a very functional use.
The hot and sunny Mediterranean climate is perfectly suited to balconies from where residents can enjoy their own outdoor space, or simply watch the world go by on bustling streets below.
I’m drawn to the symmetry and repetition of multiple similar balconies, as well as the opportunities they provide for individual self-expression.
Here are just a few examples.
21 thoughts on “Balcony love…”
These are great! I once did a photo series on fire escapes in New York. Amazing symmetries & angles. RH
PS what’s happened to your “like” button???
I have a position open on my staff for psychoanalyst Tom. I think you would be a great fit LOL!
Thanks, Laurie. I like that reflection shot too. I may frame it.
Ha ha. Good point about the stories, Don.
Your obsession here may stem from past desires to be out of doors in the Canadian winter. Or perhaps the wrought iron represents the barriers you install to keep yourself grounded. The rum here in the DR is very inexpensive and good.
Guess what? All of those balconies have stories. Remember Juliet on the balcony saying, “Romeo, Romeo, whereforth art thou?” Romeo retorted, “Juliet, you need glasses. I’m down here.”
Lovely! Especially like that last image (the reflection) and the balconies with all the purple tones.
Thanks, Joe! Appreciate that.
Since they are small spaces they aren’t too overwhelming to decorate. But many neat things can be done. Glad you like them Kate!
Thanks Carol! You should do that. It would make a wonderful set. And so interesting to see the similarities and differences…
Yes, I have several more shots with people on them, as you saw. Those are fun too! It really was a very special trip Cheryl, which I will be enjoying for a long time through images and memories…
A woman after my own heart, Lisa. Yes, there are so many and all so captivating. I just couldn’t capture enough…
Isn’t that the truth, Sarah? I have so many obsessions lol. The details on these balconies are so great.
There is always some obsession every vacation. I love all the little details on these. Makes them so interesting to explore with our eyes.
This is so interesting to me, Sherry, and brings back so many wonderful memories.
When I was in Spain, I was completely captivated by the balconies.
Everywhere I turned, one was more beautiful than the one before it.
These are wonderful!
I love them all and it is fun for us tourist to enjoy the people on them. My favorite through are those purple ones. They really stand out and are so joyful. Looks like a lovely trip.
What a wonderful set! I will have to go back and look at my French balconies as a set -I know I took a million…
Oh my, my mind is spinning with all the balcony decorating and gardening ideas I would have if I had a balcony. Love these.
Gorgeous images Sherry 😀