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Thursday Doors – 8/10/17

I’m really not sure why I didn’t post this photo six months ago. I took the picture with Thursday Doors in mind. I was vacationing in Chelem Yucatan, Mexico last December.

This is the front door to my friend’s house. Steve and Su had the door custom made out of “cedro” (cedar) by a local carpenter.

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The gate was also custom made by a local welder.

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Me and Tina relaxing on the front porch with Harley and Davis

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Thursday Doors – August 3, 2017

Grand Prairie is one of many areas referred to as the mid-cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Recently I happened to be in Grand Prairie for work. As I drove down Main Street I noticed a marquee in the distance. I am always attracted to old theater marquees. And the Uptown Theater did not disappoint. Now that I know it exists I can’t wait to catch a show. IMG_2607

The marquee caught my eye. But when I stopped to take a photo, I noticed the doors. IMG_2611

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The doors remind me of the movie house era, when tickets cost a quarter.  (Not that I remember those days!)

 

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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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