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.
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.
76 thoughts on “Thursday Doors: Rounded Doors”
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?
Beautiful doors were everywhere! Even the ones in disrepair (more next week) were intriguing. I would love it if we had unique doors like this in my neighborhood.
Wish there was a “love” button on here instead of just a “like” 🙂
Thank you! I love sharing them with other door aficionados.
Wow Janis! These are all absolutely stunning!
Thank you, Lynn. I love the idea that each one was designed/chosen by the homeowner or shop owner to reflect their unique style.
I love all the vivid colors!!
I love the colors too. They certainly aren’t shy about applying paint 🙂
I love a colourful door, and your photos don’t disappoint.
Me too… I love color and lively contrasts.
Sorry for the duplicate Janis, first one shouldn’t have gone through!
No problem… deleted 🙂
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!
Hi Donna! Next up are the weathered doors… although several could go into multiple groups.
These are all stunning! You know there is more beauty and magic inside. Makes me want to visit Mexico!
I know… if I were braver I would have knocked on a few of the doors just to get a peek inside.
What a colorful place – the doors are wonderful!
Thank you… I’m a big fan of bold colors.
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. 🙂
Ha! Thank you, Judy! There were so many to choose from when I reviewed my pictures. These were some of my favorites.
These doors were lovely and fun.
Thank you, Anne.
Yes, I’ll take the second door, please. And that is my final answer! 🙂
I wonder what is behind it? It looks like it leads into a open area… but what is there?
Hmmm, sounds like a great writing prompt! 😊
The doors and windows in that first shot are incredible, Janis! And the bougainvillea vines framing the door…wow! Thanks for sharing!
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.
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.
I guess that’s another reason for us to go back to San Miguel! If we do, I’ll take follow-up pictures for sure 🙂
Thanks, Janis, for sharing your beautiful selection of doors. Each is a beauty.
Thank you, Natalie. They all were so different… except for their rounded tops 🙂
These are wonderful doors. I love the blue one inside the brick surround.
We watched some stone work being done on a wall of a new house. The work was amazing… especially considering they had very few tools that we would consider crucial for the job.
You must have captured an incredible number of doors to be able to even divide them into groups. Great job!
I didn’t want to overload anyone. And, yes, I have a lot of door pictures (it’s an obsession 🙂 ).
To put it positively, it’s a passion.
That too 🙂
I like that blue door. I agree with you about the contrast. It’s perfect.
There is something about a blue door that is so welcoming.
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!
It’s like they have a whole different palette than we do. Bold and happy.
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.
You should consider joining in on the Thursday Doors link-up sometime. With all your walkabouts, I’m sure you spy some interesting doors now and then.
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””
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.
Oh, why can’t I edit my comment? Haha – you brought my mind back to Spain!
Spain is definitely on my list! I imagine I’d see very similar architecture and love of design and color.
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.
Wow, super amazing and colorful, Janis! Sure puts our suburban doors to shame!
I know, Terri… we are pretty boring in this country.
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.
Thank you, Norm! I hope that you can make a doorscursion to Mexico sometime… you’d be in door heaven!
I’m loving each of those blue doors, but the last photo with the vine covered blue wall is a serious contender!!
I remember coming across that door framed in the bougainvillea and falling in love. I felt like leaving a thank you note for the homeowners.
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?
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!
Loved this collection! If you have more, I say bring ’em on!
I have enough for the next few weeks… I hope you continue to enjoy them.
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.
I would have loved to invite myself inside. I bet that you’ll see some gorgeous doors in Spain!
The first door is my favorite. I also love the edit you made to the photograph. These rich colors are a photographers dream!
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.
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.
So true. I think that is why so many of us are attracted to doors and feel compelled to take pictures of them.
These are gorgeous. The colors are awesome!
Thank you… I think the colors reflect the warmth of the people who live there.
These are just wonderful, so colorful and happy-making, both doors and homes. Thanks.
They sure made me happy! Fortunately, my husband is very patient as I take all my door pictures (sometimes acting as a model).
Our daughters and my s-i-l in France as well as my husband have all experienced the phenomenon of me stopping constantly to take door photos. 🙂
Thank you! Mexico has an endless supply of gorgeous doors to photograph.
The second door in the stone wall was my fav!
Hi Jude! I loved the color of that door and the iron gate in front of it. So much to like about this one.
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