Continuing the Tour of Doors through San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, this week I’m featuring a collection of weathered doors. I loved how the patina of age and the result of exposure to sun and rain has worked their magic over the years. Just like last week’s rounded doors, and the carved doors the week before, these doors exemplify the unique beauty to be found in colonial Mexico.
Don’t forget to head on over to Norm’s blog to view his collection of doors from his trip to Nova Scotia, then click on the blue frog at the end of his post to see what others have shared.
55 thoughts on “Thursday Doors: Weathered Doors”
Your photographic eyes make even weathered doors look beautiful, Janis!
Thank you, Peter… as I get older, I appreciate the patina of age more and more 🙂
Even though they are beat up, the doors are beautiful!
They seem more beautiful because they have a history and have seen some wear.
You just know there are stories there.
It is interesting to note how quickly any one of these lovely doors would be junked and replaced by something new and shiny, were they in the USA. There’s so much character in them.
Absolutely! When you can go down to a big box hardware store and pick up a new door, it’s easy to trade character for bright and shiny. I prefer character.
Fabulous photos, and I bet these doors have many stories to tell. Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful day. xx
I would love to know the stories. Have a great day too, Sue!
Weathered = history to me. 🙂 That first one is a DOOR.
I love that big one… it’s hard to imagine how they constructed it so it stays together.
How lovely, I think this is my favourite set.
Thank you, Anabel. I love the weathered doors too.
These are beautiful. If only our HOAs would allow such colors here.
I don’t think the HOAs would go for these doors at all. Too individual and full of character 🙂
Just when I thought that the doors of San Miguel de Allende could not get any better…these doors are truly stunning. Your photography is exquisite. Each photo conveys many stories.
Thank you, Donna. I am really enjoying sharing the doors of San Miguel, especially since they evoke memories of our trip.
Your weatherworn doors of San Miguel with all of their imperfections appear seasoned and experienced, like old wooden furniture in the back of an antique shop. Exquisite collection!
Thank you, Joe. I like to think that describes those of us of a “certain age” too 🙂
Janis, if there was an Emmy Award for Best Doors, you would be the hands-down favorite to win. You have shown us some spectacular doors from San Miguel these past three weeks. The first one would make a beautiful Trompe L’ouil on an interior wall of a Spanish style home. Just beautiful!
Haha! During my acceptance speech, I’d, of course, have to thank the wonderful artists and artisans of San Miguel for making the award possible 🙂
More unique finds out of Mexico. You have done a great job of putting these all together.
Thank you. I have a few more sets of doors to come.
When I look at the colors on the last door, I wonder about all the phases that door has been through, each time wearing a different color.
That was my impression too. I loved how we could still see a hint of each layer.
Janis, wouldn’t you like to have a cup of coffee with the folks living behind these doors. I romanticize an eclectic conversation. Keeping with the doors theme, I am playing a Jim Morrison tune in my mind, “People are strange…..” Thanks for sharing. Keith
I would have loved to have been invited into any of these homes. In the colonial towns, you never know what you’ll find behind the doors (probably a few strange things too 🙂 ).
Strange makes for better conversation. While I like vanilla, I prefer more variety.
I remember wanting to paint a room terra cotta once – I love that colour – and then finding out that it would never ever look as it is supposed to because our light is so different. Now I’m loving that teal blue. I may just have to check into that one when I redo my small bathroom. Great photos again, Janis.
Teal would be beautiful in a small bathroom! Lighting really does impact wall paint. There must be something about warmer climates and the angle and intensity of the sun that brings out the rich colors.
Wow, they are all gorgeous. In each case the worn, weathered look just enhances their charm. Awesome collection!
Thank you, Norm! I also appreciate that your Thursday Doors series has given us a venue to share our pictures with other door lovers.
Love these doors! ❤️
What interesting doors! Thanks for the photos….you’re really good!
Hi Ann. Although I really appreciate the compliment, it’s hard to take a bad picture of these beautiful doors. I’m glad you liked them.
I love aged things, be it doors or buildings. It’s almost as if you could stand there long enough, you will hear the stories from them.
Weathered is so much more interesting than shiny and new.
These weathered doors are exquisite, Janis! Age really gives the doors an incredible depth and beauty!
I agree, Terri. I imagine they get a facelift now and then with new paint (hopefully not often) but slowly regain their depth and character.
I don’t know whether I love the weathered doors or their unique colors more – our doors here in the U.S. pale by comparison. The teal and terra cotta combos are my favorite, and that teal door with the bougainvillea blossoms is just stunning. An artist would love to do drawings or paintings of these unusual doors – did you see anyone painting or sketching the doors?
I don’t remember seeing anyone painting or sketching the doors but I do remember seeing a large poster with a bunch of pictures of doors (I assume from San Miguel). I thought that it might be fun to try a watercolor of one of the doors. I’m not an artist, but if it looks anywhere near being decent, I’ll share it.
I think it would be fun for you to try. I watched those two women at historical Heritage Park and found it interesting going from a sketch and taking shape as they filled in with watercolors. It would be fun for you to do a side-by-side showing your photo handiwork and your watercolor handiwork.
I didn’t realize how huge the doors were until you placed a person alongside! Even more impressive when evaluating with scale. They are so beautiful.
Those first doors were huge! I would have loved to see them opened up.
I went crazy taking door photos in San Miguel de Allende! Yours are fantastic; you’ve captured every bit of texture and color in those magnificent pieces of architecture.
Mexico provides such great subject matter for us door lovers. I enjoyed reading your older posts from your trips across the border (and, of course, the latest post about your trip to Madagascar). Great pictures too! I am looking forward to following your journeys.
I appreciate that in our cold climate, the integrity of a good solid door is critical – which tends to make them all look the same. So it’s a real treat to see these old weathered doors that continue to survive long past their good-before date. Love #56 at the end. It’s exactly all those different colours poking through that make it so interesting.
Good point, Joanne. These doors would be long gone in a climate of yearly sleet and snow. The sun can be brutal but not as brutal as long periods of moisture. Of course that’s no excuse for having boring doors where I live… maybe I’ll buy a can of teal paint…
Sadly, I admit I have a boring door … but then again, it matches our boring house very well! 😀
Love all these weathered doors. Thanks for sharing!
I’m glad you enjoyed the doors.
Loved every one of them!
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