Doors of Old San Juan
Today I have a treasure trove of pictures from the streets of Old San Juan. This city has some of the most beautiful cobblestone streets and brightly painted buildings to be found anywhere in the world. I selected the Featured Image because the door-within-a-door aspect seemed appropriate.
My wife and I have been to Puerto Rico several times in the past, so we decided to avoid any excursions offered by Holland America and just do a door, window, tree, and general photo excursion. I will present the doors in the order that they were taken on our walk.
We stopped at the Parrot Club on the recommendations of friends. We had a wonderful appetizer and their signature drink, the Passion Parrot. I had to include a photo of the drinks. They were fantastic:
Here are two former doors that are now downtown art.
I will end this doorscursion with a typical downtown building with a beautiful street lamp in the right foreground.
To join the fun, hop over to Norm Frampton’s blog Norm 2.0. Then follow the blue frog at the end of his post about the doors in the Bank of Montreal to see all of the many other wonderful entries in this weekly challenge.
Continuing with my theme for this week, I will showcase door photos from St. Lucia. Because we were on a nature excursion, I did not get to visit any cities on the island to photograph their interesting doors. I did, however, find a few doors along the way.
The following door is the main entrance into the plantation house for the Morne Coubaril Estate.
These final doors are from an abandoned dwelling on a very small island that we sailed by as we were departing St. Lucia.
Go take a peek at our host, Norm Frampton’s, blog ‘Norm 2.0’ to see his doors from ‘A Stroll around Montreal’s Chinatown‘. Scroll down to the bottom to find the little blue frog from InLinkz to find a pathway to all of this week’s Thursday Doors posts.
Today we have a guest photographer. My son Abe and his wife Maggie spent over a week in Ireland on their honeymoon. They just got home last evening. On their first full day in Dublin, they were able to capture 9 door photos that are very much worth sharing. I don’t have all of the details yet on each door, but perhaps Abe can fill those in for me after seeing this post. I know they visited the Guinness Brewery and Trinity College and went to see the Book of Kells in the college library.
The Thursday Doors challenge is hosted by Norm Frampton on his ‘Norm 2.0’ blog. Follow the link to see his wonderful pictures from Le Gesù Church and Concert Hall – Downtown Montréal.
Today is the third and final post of the doors of Key West, Florida. The two prior posts can be found at Thursday Doors – January 19th, 2017 and Thursday Doors – January 12, 2017.
My ‘Doors to Nowhere’ shot was meant to catch your eye. There was obviously some kind of second story walkway with railing on this building in the past. If you stepped out of these doors today, you would find yourself in or through the awning below.
From here, let’s go to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, which has some beautiful red doors:
Now for a few random doors around the city:
Many thanks to Norm Frampton at ‘Norm 2.0‘ for sponsoring this weekly challenge. Follow the link to see some wonderful pictures of St. Georges Anglican Church in downtown Montreal. From there you can follow the blue frog link to all of the many other wonderful Thursday Door entries.
We are returning to Key West, Florida for our second weekly door post. I want to concentrate on historically significant buildings this week. I will start with the doors of ‘Old City Hall’. First I want you to see the historical plaque for this building to get a sense of its history:
The doors in the featured image from this building originally housed the city’s fire engines.
The front of the building also has a beautiful set of doors and houses the Visitor Center and the Chamber of Commerce:
Next we have the Audubon House. Here I will also display the historical plaque.
If you look through the doors, you can see the internal courtyard.
Finally, I give you the Key West Womans Club and the Hellings House Museum. I will not comment on the juxtaposition of these two names.
Next week, I will show all of the remaining door photos from our Key West Visit.
Be sure to visit Norm Frampton’s blog entry for this week’s Thursday Doors. From there you can navigate to all of the other posts for the week.
I found many interesting doors in Key West, Florida on our recent cruise. The variety of ages, sizes and styles is amazing. I chose the Shipwreck Treasures Museum for the Featured Image because of the character of the weathered wood.
For a little flavor, I am throwing in a picture of one of the many roosters running around on the cobblestone streets.
The reason for this flavor should be apparent with this next door:
The fowl are allowed to run free on the streets and are protected.
Here are a couple of doors from the same area of the city:
And this third door to the playhouse which I’m sure is not used very often:
I have so many more doors from this trip, that I think I will do a Part II for next week. Perhaps I will have to even turn this into a three part story.
Thursday Doors is a weekly challenge sponsored by Norm Frampton on his blog ‘Norm 2.0‘. Stop over to see Norm’s wonderful graffiti doors this week, along with all of the other many participants.
When our cruise stopped in Cozumel, Mexico, I thought I might get an opportunity for some unique door photos. Well, I thought wrong. We never left the International Pier area, and most of the doors were just arched openings, or standard grade commercial glass doors. I did find two shots to share.
Los banos were closed for some unspecified reason:
And right across from the closed bathrooms was a Pirana Joe store. Perhaps the pirana’s were the reason the banos were closed.
Hop over to Norm Frampton’s blog “Norm 2.0” to see the second part of Mary Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal. The pictures are really stunning.
Last week I posted the first half of my Doorscursion photos from Georgetown on Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean. This week I will showcase the remaining door photos.
The featured image is of an abandoned house still in the Georgetown city limits where the front door is actually half boarded over. Who knows why this valuable piece of property still stands between office buildings and parking garages?
Just opposite the entrance in the front is the associated abandoned garage:
Next we have the Elmslie Memorial United Church. I will start with the sign in the front:
Next is the front entry:
Walking around the building I found two smaller doors of interest:
Several blocks away I found an open door to what appears to be some kind of storage or factory space:
Walking back to the waterfront, I found an interesting red entry door into the National Museum:
Apparently, the place to by Rolex watches on Grand Cayman is at Kirk Freeport. They have two different entrance doors, but all of the handles support the Rolex logo:
Let’s end this doorscursion review with another small church simply called Church of God.
Sitting on the steps in front of the church was an island man with his bicycle that I featured 8 days ago on a Wordless Wednesday post:
As always, I wish to thank Norm Frampton for hosting the weekly Thursday Door challenge. Head over to his post for this week featuring Mary Queen of the World Cathedral – Downtown Montréal (Part 1). It is a great post that is well worth your time reviewing. From there you can click on the blue frog button to see all of the many other participants in Thursday Doors.
We stopped in Georgetown, Grand Cayman on Wednesday, December 14th. I took a tender ashore for a doorscursion (and windowscursion for a later Monday Window) and got quite an eclectic variety of doors. The first set of doors were in a commercial building that appears to be prepping for future tenants.
Next we have some public buildings. The first is the island’s legislative building:
Next is an interesting clock tower with a sign that says “Erected by the people of the Cayman Islands in the memory of their beloved King George V”:
Next comes a building marked “1919 Peace Memorial”:
The Public Library:
And the Law Courts Building:
Next is the Truman Bodden Law School:
And the Post Office (with me reflected in the door):
I loved this next little building called the Daily Grind Cafe. What could go wrong with Bread & Chocolate?
I will save the remainder of my Grand Cayman doors for next week.
Follow this link to Norm Frampton’s blog ‘Norm 2.0’ to see some wonderful and colorful doors from Montréal’s Plateau Mont-Royal. From there you can find links to all of the weekly participants to Thursday Doors.
This is the forth post of Doors in My Neighborhood. I am posting 4 doors per week over the next several months. If you missed the last two weeks, here are the links to Week 1, Week 2, and Week 3.
As always, I encourage everyone to go visit Norm Frampton’s Blog ‘Norm 2.0‘ to see his pictures and to link to all of the other Thursday Door pictures for this week.