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Thursday Doors – March 9, 2017

 

Since finding this challenge I have learned something valuable about myself. I love two types of doors.

One: the entrances to large beautiful churches

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St. Mary’s of the Assumption – Fort Worth Texas

Two: Old abandon buildings

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Abandon building South Fort Worth

It seems I might have missed the middle ground!

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Thursday Doors – December 29, 2016

Merida, Yucatan

The St. Ildephonsus Cathedral in Merida, Yucatan was built during the 16th Century.

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The St. Ildephonsus Cathedral

So much of the architecture in Merida is beautiful, but sadly has a haunting history. The Cathedral, for example, was built on the ruins of the Mayan settlement Ichcansiho. The buildings of Merida, including the cathedral, were built by the Mayan people after they were enslaved by the Spaniards, their conquerers.

Notice the five slits below the window? Those slits were created as a method of defense, so the Spaniards could shoot the Mayans if they attempted to overtake the cathedral. dsc_0169

The main door of the Cathedral is known as “The Door of Forgiveness.” It is flanked by statues of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. But I must say to me it looks more like the door of a fortress than the door of a church.

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Main Door

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Thursday Doors – December 22, 2016

We recently vacationed in Yucatan Mexico. I got so excited about the variety of doors I told my friends about Thursday Doors, hosted by Norm 2.0, and commenced taking as many door pictures as I could.

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The first night in Yucatan we stayed at Gran Hotel in Merida. The hotel was built in the mid 1800’s. I could have stayed there for the entire week. The classic architecture, old world charm and kind staff members made our stay quite enjoyable.

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Our room

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Thursday Doors – A Sign of the Times

I’ve always wanted to participate in Thursday Doors hosted by Norm Frampton (Norm 2.0) But for some reason Thursday always seems to sneak by me and no door is posted.

Last week I was driving through Downtown Fort Worth and decided to stop and take pictures of the doors at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. I was excited about the idea of photographing church doors. I love the architecture of old churches.

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Unfortunately as I started taking photos of the doors I couldn’t help but be annoyed with the “no handguns permitted” sign posted at the two outer doors…making it very difficult to get decent photos.img_6696

Don’t get me wrong…I am a pacifist and I am pretty sure church is NOT a place where guns need to be carried. But I live in Texas. I live in a state that is very proud of its “open carry” laws and if you are a church and you don’t want gun toting parishioners sitting in your pews…then you need to be very clear about that.

I just wish they had chosen a way to get their point across…Without interfering with my photo!

I hope everyone will visit Norm’s page and click on the blue frog…you’ll enjoy all the doors.