Our visit to Mazatlán, Mexico has been relaxing, rejuvenating and thought-provoking. This trip came with many bonuses, including providing me with rich material to participate in #ThursdayDoors. Here is a small sample of the endless variety of eye-catching entranceways we passed during our daily wanderings.
The architecture in Mazatlán’s historic district (Centro Historico) displays a brilliant mixture of Spanish, German, French and British influences. Often, the first storey of a building was created in the style of one country while additional storeys were later added in the style of another. When visiting this area, Richard and I attempted a self-guided walking tour. More on that later!
The mixture of graffiti turned street art combined with the peeling layers and rich textures of this facade completely captured my attention. Richard was several blocks ahead while I stood riveted in fascination.
I didn’t add (or move) the chair in this photo. I loved the contrast that it created. Why was a single chair there? Why was it faced that way?
What do you think?
Centro Historico is a brilliant maze containing numerous side streets that beckon exploration. This was one of the reasons that I added the word ‘attempted’ in reference to our walking tour. The other reason was that many of the historic buildings that we sought were not well marked….at least not in a way that I easily understood!
So often when viewing intriguing doors (both IRL and online), I have a strong desire to peek inside. Thus, I couldn’t resist a quick snap when I happened upon this open door. (In hindsight, the word ‘trespassing’ definitely comes to mind!)
Okay, I confess, the pups in this scene captured my full attention. Earlier in our walk, they dashed exuberantly through the streets. I appreciated that they finally chose to rest in front of a photo worthy door.
Sending Mazatlán warmth your way for a very happy February 14th!
Thursday Doors is a weekly blogging feature that allows photographers/travelers/door lovers to view and share their favorite door photos from around the world. I encourage you to check out this week’s ‘door posts’ hosted by Norm Frampton at Norm 2.0. I look forward to seeing you there!