Again, as I did last Thursday, I am sharing a few of the doors we came across during our six-week slow travel trip we took to Oaxaca, Mexico a year ago.
Like the first group of doors, these are indicative of the joyful colors, expressive creativity, and welcoming spirit we experienced during our stay.
Thursday Doors is a link-up of fellow door aficionados generously hosted by Norm Frampton. Head over to his blog and click on the rana azul (blue frog) to view all the amazing doors he and others have posted.
62 thoughts on “Thursday Doors: Las Puertas de Oaxaca, Dos”
Great shots. Again for me the vibrant colours are the main attraction. It’s impossible to not feel uplifted and cheerful when surrounded by such happy colours 🙂
I love how colors that don’t always go together somehow just work. Why have a boring tan building when you can paint it blue and yellow?
So colourful! I think I like the first one best. I prefer the yellow with the terracotta rather than the blue.
I love that one too. We saw a lot of that color combination.
I love all these doors and the creative artwork around them. Having said that, the jury is out on those ‘human’ skeletons as well as the ‘horse’ skeleton. Lol. Great color combinations. The writing on the staircase is really neat, even though I can only read WELCOME and CAFE.
🔹 Ginger 🔹
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a big deal in Oaxaca so you see a lot of skeletons. If you’ve seen the animated film Coco, it’s all about the celebration and Oaxaca. I don’t know all the languages on the staircase, but I recognized German and, of course, Spanish.
I guess that’s why I love Mexico so much!
Wow, those are really beautiful and colorful!
Just about everywhere we looked we saw interesting doors and windows, most of them colorful.
I would have loved to see inside many of the dwellings.
Somewhere I have a really cool photo of a door in Guatemala. Our doors are usually so boring.
I bet Guatemala has some great doors too!
I need another trip just for doors.
So colorful and welcoming!
The doors are reflective of their culture.
The doors in my neighborhood are pretty boring in comparison, that’s for sure!
Such joyful colors! Thanks for sharing them, Janis!
The colors make me happy!
These are wonderful doors. I really like that first one. I love that center glass panel.
I like that one too. The center glass panel and the ironwork really adds a creative flair to the door.
Really interesting! I’m into doors, too.
I’m not sure what it is about doors but they are interesting to photograph… maybe it’s the mystery behind them?
I agree. I have a similar reaction to photos of winding paths with no end in sight.
I love the colors of the doors and the houses … everything is so colorful, especially when set against a blue sky like the first photo, and I noticed the first photo was the only door without bars on it. I love the shades of pink and teal … my colonial blue steel door suddenly looks faded and blah.
Unfortunately, a lot of the doors had bars but at least many of the bars were interesting too.
The bars were all different so that made the doors unique in that way as well … I was just commenting they had bars, but I loved the colors … that made them unique.
What a wondrous collection of doors!
Oaxaca is a cornucopia of interesting doors.
The colour contrasts are truly stunning, Janis. I wonder what Richard would think if I ‘surprised’ him by painting our front door these colours?
You should do it! He’d love it (just don’t tell him I told you to do it 🙂 ).
Oh how I enjoy your door posts (pun intended!)
The locked gate welcome door is quite the conundrum.
I’ll have some more Oaxaca doors next week, then I think I’ll give everyone a break for a while. I’m glad you like them.
Oh these doors are gorgeous! I took some photos of doors when we were in Spain last year so I must dig them out. Doors can be so enchanting and inviting can’t they?
You should dig those pictures out and join us door junkies on the Thursday Doors link-up. It’s a great way to share and view beautiful doors.
Oh I didn’t realise you had a Thursday Doors link up I might just have to dig those photos out for sure xx
I hope you do! Norm Frampton (Norm 2.0) hosts it on his blog. The link to this week’s link-up is at the bottom of my post. Apparently there are a lot of us door lovers out there since the link-up is popular.
Beautiful colors on the doors, and I always appreciate a lovely wrought iron gate. 🙂
I love gates too. Not only are they artistic but you can see what’s behind them. Win-win!
I never tire of the colors of Oaxaca. Great collection and selection, Janis. You somehow manage to portray the atmosphere of Oaxaca just by showing a variety of doors.
It seems like the warmer parts of the world just naturally gravitate to colorful and creative structures. There is so much to love about the exuberance of the culture.
Thank you for the introduction into the colourful world of doors!
I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures!
Love these! Can’t go wrong with the doors of Mexico!
So true… there were beautiful doors everywhere. My camera got quite a workout!
Windows and doors always fun to photograph!
I’ve always loved Spanish (or Latin) architecture and colors. Very nice, Janis!
Me too! So much joy!
Those really are beautiful doors! But the bars make me sad…I know I’m lucky to live in an area where they aren’t needed, and I hope I will never need them. Honestly, I sincerely wish everyone could live without them.
I think that some of the bars are for protection but many are just so the doors and windows can be open to the breeze yet not be open to people just walking in (not necessarily bad people). Some of the “bars” I observed were just for decoration too. But, yes, although we felt completely safe walking around, we always kept our door locked. I, too, wish we didn’t need any security devices.
The first one is my favourite too, Janis. The metal gates on the other doors- are they indicative of a high crime rate?
As I responded to Ann above, we never felt at risk (except maybe from pickpockets at the very crowded markets). I’m sure some areas are more dicey than others… but that’s true anywhere.
Janis, I love the doors and the irony of the one with welcome on the steps in various languages is locked. I could hear Jim Morrison singing as I scrolled….Keith
I’m glad you liked them, Keith. I usually come home from our various travels with a collection of digital doors.
Hope you bought one of those wonderful caftan-like dresses the woman was wearing!
I didn’t but I should have! Very pretty, comfortable, and it covers all the jiggly bits!
I love these doors. The people of Oaxaca sure love their wrought iron.
Looking at these interesting doors makes me want to do something special with my door and entryway.
Looking forward to the next grouping
I felt the same way about our door when we came home…. so boring. I’m not sure how our neighbors would feel about us painting our house bright pink and our door teal, though.
More beautiful doors! The colours are fabulous.
The colors are so joyful and full of life. I love them too.
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