Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #76 — On Display
For this week’s Lens-Artists theme of “On Display,” I am hearkening back to our trip to Düsseldorf, Germany, last year.
I don’t get much opportunity to walk around shopping areas at night, so it was a big treat to walk along in the high end shopping area of Königsallee in Düsseldorf.
I liked the vertical reflections in the Gucci window, but the employee inside seemed to be brushing me away.
I loved the Cartier windows. They balanced linear hints of architecture with details like tiny buttons and bows.
The reflections caught in the shots made me think that the shop assistants were dreaming of future careers in the world of fashion.
Other beautiful displays we saw on that trip were the Christmas markets, and treasured dresses for statues of Mary and Baby Jesus in Aachen.
The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted by four different people, (Patti, Ann-Christine, Amy, and Tina) and it is posted every Saturday at noon EST. The hosts and other participants post wonderful photography and evocative descriptions. And you can read about how the challenge works here.
Beautiful window displays, these are well designed for holidays. All are well captured at night.
Thank you for sharing! 🙂
When I was a child I loved my family’s annual trip to downtown Philadelphia to take in the holiday window displays. Something about the cold, the night, the lights made it magical. Somehow malls just don’t do it, and who knows how long actual stores will be around. Your photos of Dusseldorf bring back my childhood memories. Thanks.
I agree, being out in the cold with so many other pedestrians, all bundled up — it was wonderful! I’m glad it brought back good memories for you!
Your post made me think of Christmas in nyc and the glamorous windows there. Great choice!
Thanks! I have never been there but I am sure I would love looking in those windows!
Excellent. Window displays, a unique art form.
I agree, and this challenge really got me thinking about them! 🙂
Aha! Those hints of skyline would be a great start for a design!