Above: Sesimbra, Portugal

As many of us city dwellers well know, most of our time walking around our cities is spent head down – looking at our phones, looking for our metro passes/keys/tissues, looking for the right way to go.

It’s not often that we stop and observe the walls and windows on either side of us. Often ignored, they hold historical and unique cultural and artistic references.

Portuguese Photographer André Vicente Gonçalves’s series ‘Windows of the World’ is a playful and color-bursting dedication giving us a chance to appreciate the outsides of what we’re normally on the insides of.

Discover the full series here.

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Trento, Italy

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Burano, Italy

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Alps, France

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Lisbon, Portugal

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London, England

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Barcelona, Spain

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Sesimbra, Portugal

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Venice, Italy

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Bucharest, Romania