Aesthetics – London Facade

Doors and windows of the world

I never really used to pay so much attention to the external details of London’s properties, but usually assumed the English architectural facade is much like her people – calm and stately with no frills or flamboyance. This time around, with the time and inclination to keep going through different side streets and quaint neighbourhoods, I was pleasantly surprised to realise that she had a little bit more frivolity than that. Here’s the doors, windows and facades that caught my eye..

 

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Pastels in the Portobello area
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 Sweet day blue, brick walls in the Kings Road area
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More Portobello pastels – Portobello area is an unmissable gem in many ways 
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Less the look but the motto that caught my eye
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 Somewhere again between Notting Hill and Portobello area
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 A Victorian mansion block – nostalgic – a significant part of childhood vacations and teenage angst
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Notting Hill cottage
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 Classical windows structures
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 Robert Adam Street- across from our other nostalgic youth spot

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 Teal-icious
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Ever so quaint

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Pebbled road, brick stone mews… off York Street
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 More of this teal-iciou hues
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Earl’s Court rabbit holes
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 More of Earl’s Court rabbit holes

 

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At the beginning of the street of colourful homes in the Notting Hill area
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The ever photogenic Charlotte Street hotel of Fitzrovia
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Red door, blue walls.. somewhere around Earls Court
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Angular and conservative.. somewhere near Covent Garden
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The unmissable British look
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Even more quintessentially English… the door panelling, rectangular letter box, black and white checked steps and pillared bannisters. Comfort food reliable. 
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Covent Garden grandeur
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More Covent Garden grandeur
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Windows of a higher floor, probably of a fine dining restaurant
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 Higher floor pub
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Cute homes in Ladbroke Grove. We almost picked this area as our Airbnb but glad we stuck to the SW postcode
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Cute clock and turquoise facade of a shoe shop in Chelsea

 

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Spot of pink on Trebovir Road, Earls Court
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More Earls Court finds…

Final Words

I really enjoyed the different themes of homes, doors and windows of London. It’s unique, characterful and bears such a strong individualistic style, representing a specific time and period of the city. In terms of just which aesthetics I personally like, I am still fonder of the Gallic style which though a bit more repetitive has also a very feminine touch to it. If you’ve been following the doors and windows collection of Paris, the Riviera, Barcelona, Luang Prabang and Bali (Bali is obviously a different look, though Luang Prabang maintains a very strong French visual) under the Aesthetics category then do share your personal favourites.

 

 

 

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