Thursday Doors: Las Puertas de Oaxaca, Dos

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.

Yet another door that I’d love to open and see what’s inside.
Welcome… but, unfortunately, the gate was locked.
I loved the contrast of colors.
A favorite shade of teal.
Can I come inside?
Although the door isn’t very interesting, what surrounds it is.

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.

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62 thoughts on “Thursday Doors: Las Puertas de Oaxaca, Dos”

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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 🔹

    1. 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.

  3. 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.

      1. 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.

  4. The colour contrasts are truly stunning, Janis. I wonder what Richard would think if I ‘surprised’ him by painting our front door these colours?
    Great photographs!

  5. 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?

        1. 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.

  6. 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.

    1. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

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