Thursday Doors: Rounded Doors

This week, I’m sharing more of the beautiful doors we found in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Over our seven-week stay, I took so many door pictures that I decided to break them into groups. Last week, I shared pictures of Carved Doors, and this week all the doors are rounded at the top.
Some doors are set off with rich paint colors and some have intricate stonework as their frames, but all are indicative of the stunning architectural details found all over this colonial Mexican town.

We walked by this stunning building almost daily during our housesit. Since it fronted a narrow walkway, it was difficult to get the whole building in a single frame.

I love everything about this door – the color, the ironwork, and the beautiful stone surrounding it.
I really like the contrast of the modern door and the aged stonework.
Another residential door that I would love to open and see inside.
The muted color of the door and the warmly painted building made a lovely scene.
Bougainvillea vines frame this door, the red blossoms a striking contrast with the wall color.


Don’t forget to head on over to Norm’s blog to view his collection of doors, then click on the blue frog at the end of his post to see what others have shared.

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76 thoughts on “Thursday Doors: Rounded Doors”

  1. Even better than last week’s post! The colors are amazing and each door is more charming than the previous. A neighborhood filled these doors would be picture perfect! Can you imagine?

  2. Sorry for the duplicate Janis, first one shouldn’t have gone through!

  3. Janis – These doors are phenomenal! The rich paint colours, contrasts, ironwork and stonework are incredible. Your photography captures this all perfectly. I look forward to next week’s post!

  4. These are all gorgeous doors. I also really like the windows with the plants in the first photo, the blue door with the iron, the stained glass window is gorgeous, and then you end with the black door and the Bougainvillea. You get a “10” this week for sure. 🙂

    1. I loved that building! I took a bunch of pictures from several angles to try to get the whole thing in my frame but wasn’t able too. Oh, and that door with the bougainvillea… I love how they trained the vines to grow just so.

  5. Janis
    I love them all, but the bougainvillea vining around the door is my favorite. When that plant fill in a get bigger, it’s going to be gorgeous.

  6. The colors used in Latin America always please my eye. I wish we were bolder with color on our homes in the US. Lovely photos. I enjoyed them very much!

  7. Just beautiful Janis and the colors look like an ad for Sherwin-Williams Paint store – all so colorful! You sure have captured a flavor of the City with these pictures. I will check out Norm’s pics too.

      1. I looked briefly last night Janis and will go back tonight. I commented on Norm’s doors page … I did one post about wreaths at Christmas time awhile ago. I walked down this fancy street in the City. They are all stately homes on this part of Emmons Boulevard and everyone has these beautiful wreaths at Christmastime and tasteful outside decor. So I took a lot of pictures and I made them into a collage. I had way too many photos and ended up ditching them as I made the collage. Maybe that would be fun to do … here is the link from a few years ago called “Wreathed in Smiles””

  8. Truly beautiful. I agree with you about the blue door with the ironwork; there is much to love about that one!

    What a collection you captured. It’s been many, many years since I was in Mexico, but you certainly brought my mind back to Mexico.

        1. There’s also the Moorish architecture to take in while in the south of Spain. Gorgeous and an interesting tie to the country’s history and changing culture.

  9. Through your recent shots I’m starting to see what an amazing place this is. So many nice ones that it’s impossible to pick a favorite. I guess I’ll just have to admire them all equally 😉
    Excellent post Janis.

  10. Hi Janis,
    All these amazing Mexican doors make me wonder (and forgive me if I’ve asked and you’ve answered) – Any idea why this tradition hasn’t been embraced with the same fervour in North America? Do you think they’d only look this good when set in terra cotta or stone?

    1. I imagine that, without the big box stores like Home Depot, each door needs to be made individually. Plus, bright colors and beautifully carved wood is a tradition that goes way back in Mexico (perhaps the Spanish influence?). We tend to be much more conservative and prefer to blend in, I think. Every once in a while I come across a unique door here, but not very often. I agree… we should have more!

  11. I am loving your series on the doors of San Miguel. I am so impressed with the craftsmanship of the doors and their settings against colorful and rough-hewn rock facades. I can only imagine how beautiful the interiors must be.

  12. The first door is my favorite. I also love the edit you made to the photograph. These rich colors are a photographers dream!

    1. Thank you! I think that just about every time I walked by that building (which was often), I took another picture so I have them from different times of day. This one had the best wash of light which made it glow.

  13. These doors are fabulous! I’ll go about my day now, inspired by your images of doors. Doors are symbolic, as well—they are portals through which we pass as we experience life.

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