Until I visited the open-air architecture museum in Irkutsk (Russia), I never realized that I had a special fascination about windows. Here’s a collection of my window shots from the few places I traveled in Russia.

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Irkutsk

Shady and green. I can imagine a cozy summer atmosphere in the house.

Listvyanka

I love the color contrasts between blue, white, and yellow.

Irkutsk

Doesn’t look new, but fresh.

Polovinnaya Village

Embracing all the best of summer through the window.

Irkutsk

Vintage

Irkutsk

The window looks shabby. But judging by the curtain, the opened little window sash, and the flower plants on the windowsill, it doesn’t seem bad inside the house.

Irkutsk

I’m especially fascinated by this kind of little window sash on the windows in Russia. Why do they cut out just such a small part and asymmetrical?

Irkutsk

The little window sash is opened.

Irkutsk

The window frame here is new, and yet it still has that little window sash.

Suzdal

Same thing in Suzdal, a little window sash, as in Irkutsk. Hence, as East as West.

Irkutsk

Judging from the outside it doesn’t look like that anyone is still living in this house. But, that little window sash is kept opened.

Irkutsk

New vs old.

Listvyanka

I’m impressed by Russians’ way of turning something ragged alive on the windows. Although the frames are ragged, they put flower pots, or a cute doll like this.

Irkutsk

Modern windowsill for a vintage window frame. Uhm, I love the curtain, too.

Suzdal

Another little window sash in Suzdal. As East as West.

Irkutsk

The modern windows in Russia can be opened sideways and upright.

Polovinnaya Village

It’s summer.

Nevyansk

Fresh looking wooden house, but don’t forget the little window sash.

Nevyansk

It’s winter.

Irkutsk

Open wide! Let summer come in :)

Nevyansk

Thanks to these colorful window frame which make the rather harsh winter on the Urals colorful.

Nevyansk

I love blue.

Polovinnaya Village

Nice color contrast, don’t you think so?

Irkutsk

This model of window trellis I found common in Russia. I wonder what is this design intended to depict. Sunray?

Irkutsk

Same “sunray” trellis.

Irkutsk

This windowsill is also decorated with indoor plants plus a cute doll.

Moscow

This window is just an image over an under-construction building. I’m impressed by the effort taken to put such a 3-dimension-looking picture, instead of merely covering the under-constructed building. My guide said, this is how the actual building would look like. Except the lady, I bet.

Suzdal

The design of this window makes the little window sash doesn’t look like something cut out.

Irkutsk

It’s crooked.

Baikal

This was my train along Circum Baikal.

Slyudyanka

Since the first time I came to Russia, I had been fascinated by this style of shopping. During winter, the little window is only opened when buyer and vendor do transaction. Once transaction is done, the shopkeeper would close the little window back shut.

Sludyanka

When the shop is closed, the little window is shut.

Vladivostok

It was at Vladivostok Harbor. And yes, that little window sash is also there.