Sunday, August 30, 2009

Split to San Miguel - Doors and Windows on the World.....

What is it about doors and windows around the world?? Somehow they provide such gorgeous glimpses into other cultures and are in themselves such a rich source for photography of the picturesque at its most photogenic and evocative....

These first three collages were all shot in the charming colonial town of San Miguel de Allende here in Mexico. I just love the saloon swing doors of the cantina bars, the purple and red doors of the bullring, and the colonial windows with their wrought iron balconies all in rich hues of ochre, terracotta, russet, and dusky pink....

Next we move to Croatia where the stone takes on such a different texture and tone, with the doors and wooden shutters all predominantly in shades of green, blue and white with just a hint of pale pink thrown in...

Is it just me or are all of these doors and windows works of art in their own right??

For more windows on the world click here to enjoy gorgeous glimpses all around the globe..

12 comments:

Hey Harriet said...

Oh my gosh! These are amazing!

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful photos, Catherine. So inviting.

Sylvia K said...

What fantastic memories of San Miguel de Allende you just gave me with your marvelous posts! I lived there for a year and loved it! These are just terrific! Thanks for the memories!

Have a great day, Catherine!

Sylvia

ewok1993 said...

A year or so ago, there was a blog that featured only doors and she solicits contributions from bloggers all over the globe. She/He features these doors on her/his blog and I miss that blog a lot.

Yours is pretty amazing. The colors are spectacular.

James said...

What a wonderful subject. This post is really cool and the pictures are great. When I started taking pictures I started to pay more attention to everything especially doors, window and lamp posts.

Snap said...

Wonderful photos! I love doors and windows -- especially older ones ... the work entailed, the way they are painted. A real treat. Well done!

Rajesh said...

Wow! that is aamazing collection.

Regina said...

Great collections of doors! like the colors.
Nice collage and shots!

Janie said...

Great photos. It is amazing how each different type of door or window represents a personality and culture. Love the saloon doors, and all the colors.
The wrought iron reminds me of the New Orleans French Quarter.

wncmountainliving said...

Love doors and windows too - yours are fantastic! Very colorful and rustic. So many people I know have spent time in San Miguel. Great post.

Catherine said...

pleased you like the collages this week...thanks for all your appreciative comments...

Catherine said...

ewok - I love the sound of that door blog...what a shame it is gone!!