Windows are everywhere. Depending on where you are — your bedroom, your office, a hotel room, or a tiny tourism office overlooking a lively street in a beach town in the Dominican Republic, shown above — a window can reveal different things.
They are portals into the world’s stories. Glimpses into other people’s lives. Looking out (or into) a window can tell you about where you are — and where you’re not — and mark a particular moment in time, linking you to a physical place. Windows are also enablers of our daydreams and desires, and can stir up memories and big ideas.
I took this picture in my hotel room, Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia last year ago on July. The background is Masjid Agung An-Nur. This mosque is one of the grandest in Indonesia. Seen from the side of the building, the mosque many architectural styles influenced by Malay, Turkish, Arabic and Indian.
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