Human-constructed habitats and buildings almost always have had openings - doors and smoke outlets at the very least - and when it became possible, windows and skylights. I like to think these were not only developed for practical purposes but to enable our predecessors to gaze at the landscape, the sky, and the stars. In a world where artisans now produce the most intricate and breathtaking windows and doors, here are some beautiful and pragmatic openings.
|Minoan palace at Knossos, Crete|
|A vaulted ceiling opens to the city of Oia on the Greek island of Santorini|
|T-shaped doorway, Chaco Cultural National Historical Park, New Mexico|
Appreciate the openings.
until next Monday,
a passion for the image