Those of you who have followed my blog for a while will know that I am a door fanatic. My love of doors borders close to obsession and when I am in new cities I can literally get stopped in my tracks my new doors. There are lots of things that catch my eye, the layers of colours, the brickwork around it, the peeling wood, the list goes on. I am not such a fan of new doors, or well-kept doors, the joy for me is in the multiple stories that shout out from each layer of paint or each exposed brick. So here for your viewing pleasure are just a few of the many amazing doors of San Cristobal de las Casas. Which is your favourite?
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What a great city.!! I love them all.!! And I love San Cristobal 🙂
It is such a wonderful city, you are right!
I like the Turqouise one and the one with Turqouise wall and brown door When I was in Nova Scotia they had a booth on the boardwalk in Halifax with lots of pictures of Doorways they fascinate me to life is a series of doors !
You are so right. I think that is why I love them so much. Life is a series of doors some open, some closed some we have to bash down! 🙂 Thanks for your lovely comment.
23-B has the most mystery for me. It has the most ‘rabbit hole’ appeal so I’m going through there! These doors were some of the most enticing parts of the city when I visited. When I occasionally did get to go through them, the other side was even better than I had imagined. Thank you for always bringing out the best of Mexico and bringing back some of my fondest memories.
Ahhh Daniel, thanks for such a lovely comment. You are so right that there is also a joy of finding out what is on the other side of the door. You can often never tell in Mexico! Glad it brought back fond memories for you!
such a wonderful gallery of old doors and I like them all, some a bit more than the others like no 2+4+7. I feel exactly the same joy like you to find old doors and have photographed several hundreds of them in Greece, that you can find in my blog under “old doors – Kefalonia/Greece”. Hope you take a look.
I love your gallery of photos! Wonderful! Thanks for the comment!
thanks a lot, I was sure you would like it. There are some more in my blog. I hope to see some more from you. Have a nice day, regards Mitza
I have many of the same shots. After 2+ years living in San Cristobal I’ve accumulated so many images of colorful doors, windows and walls. #cantstopwontstop 🙂 Love that you’re enjoying my town!
Yes never stop! I loved San Cris and hope to visit again soon! p.s. more doors etc to come!
Your collection of doors is so similar to doors in India! Lovely! This is your first post that I have seen, and makes me curious for more!
I feel like there are lots of similarities between Mexico and India (even though I have yet to visit India). I see pictures from India and think they are from Mexico.
So true!! You must visit India and see for yourself 🙂
Totally beautiful, keep up the great work
Thanks Julianna! 🙂