My little adventures south of the border.

Merida doors…

The doors in Merida are absolutely amazing.  Like I said before, they’re huge…which seems kind of strange since the Mayans are pretty small people.  But who am I to argue that point?  I was totally impressed with the doors.  The intricacy, the detail and the massiveness were very impressive.  Every single door was different.  When I think of the cookie-cutter subdivisions in the states where every single house looks like the next definitely doesn’t apply in Merida.  At the risk of repeating myself…EVERY single door was different. 


A lot of them had bars on the front which meant they weren’t actually used.


Lots of gargoyle-type figures surrounding the frames…


A lot of them came in threes…


Some were pretty plain…


And a lot had “inside doors”…insets where you could open a smaller door within the big main door.  You could see this in windows, too.


Lots of ornate detail…


There were also ones which weren’t too fancy…


Some were very well cared for…


Others were not…


Basic plain shapes…


Another triple entrance…


I’ll close this post with a little sweetheart who was at an outdoor art exhibit.  The parents were European and while they kept an eye on her, they pretty much let her run free.  She saw I was taking her picture and stopped dead in her tracks.  I think maybe she’s used to having her picture taken.  She was worth a few shots.


Appropriate picture considering the statue…


Dad’s fixing the balloon…


What a sweet smile…


Next post will be on eats in Merida…stay tuned!


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8 responses

  1. Ann

    What a cutie! Love all the doors–especially the ones with ” white icing”–Don’t know what it’s called, but that’s the way I think of it!

    March 31, 2011 at 11:44 am

  2. carl/debbie

    Great blog today Deb!! Nice, easy, flowing…. I think a good day lays ahead. Gracias Amiga:-)

    March 31, 2011 at 2:20 pm

  3. Vee

    Thanks for the series on doors, Deb. I’ve been looking forward to it, and you didn’t disappoint. Cute little girl!

    March 31, 2011 at 4:08 pm

  4. Thanks, everyone. “White icing”…haha…good one, Ann.

    April 1, 2011 at 1:49 am

  5. All the doors are absolutely amazing! We HAVE to go! And the little girl with the balloons is so cute.

    April 1, 2011 at 10:49 pm

  6. Nancy

    Ohhhh…I am loving reading about your trip. But I’m trying to figure out how to get back there before next March now. Hard to believe I was just there exactly one month ago.

    April 6, 2011 at 5:42 pm

  7. Nancy

    I just noticed something…the default icons next to our names look just like the pasta tiles used in the floors in Merida :-)

    April 6, 2011 at 5:46 pm

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