Windows serve as our eyes to the external environment. It is also integral to the proper flow of air and light. Without windows, we lose contact with the outside world. We feel locked and overly-secluded. There are different types and styles of windows depending on your taste and preference. Some windows exceed standards because of their overwhelming value and importance to the world. Here are the most famous windows from around the world:
The Pantheon’s Oculus
The Pantheon was a Roman temple before that serves as a church in Rome, Italy today. It is one of the most incredible structures in the world. Surprisingly, there are no windows in the Pantheon. But, it has a large oculus which attracts every visitor’s attention. It is often called “the eye” as it lies in the center of the dome.
The Pope’s Window
Kilometers down the road from the Pantheon, you can see the Papal Apartments located in the St. Peter’s square. Since the 17th century, it has been the official residence of the Pope as a Supreme Pontiff. One identifiable part of the apartment is the Pope’s window. It is where the Pope greets pilgrims to the Vatican City. It is also where the Pope says the angelus.
The Sainte-Chapelle, also called “The Holy Chapel” is a Gothic-themed chapel within the residence of the Kings of France until the 1500s. It has fifteen enormous stained glass windows. These windows make most of the walls of the church. These stained glass windows portray certain stories from the Bible, including the life of John the Evangelist, the book of Genesis, and some scenes from Exodus.
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque Windows
The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque is a traditional mosque located in Iran. It is known worldwide for its extensive colored glass. The windows are dominated by pink-colored glass and walls with pink tiles. This is the reason why the mosque is called “The Pink Mosque”. Inside, the stained glass windows create a rainbow effect.
The Vostok Porthole
The Vostok which means East in Russia is a type of spacecraft built by the Soviet Union as a spy satellite program. It has a porthole which acts as a camera porthole. Basically, it is a window to the outer space. As a matter of fact, it was used by Yuri Gagarin to witness the world for the first time in space. Now, many people know about the “space race” because of the Vostok Porthole.
Windows play a huge role in our homes. We hope you find some time and budget to innovate your windows and make them like the incredible windows mentioned above.