Friday, September 01, 2006

Doorways - Daily Photo theme day

I'm taking a break from my Friday Mexican food posts for today because on the first of every month the Daily Photo group has a theme day. Here is a photo of a doorway at Balboa Park depicting the Spanish missionaries that came to the area. Go door-to-door to see all of the fabulous doorways of the world by clicking on a number below.
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22 Comments:

Blogger ~tanty~ said...

This is beautiful! I like the drawing (?) on the wall!

Thu Aug 31, 11:40:00 PM PDT  
Blogger santy said...

yep, beautiful pattern. love it!

Thu Aug 31, 11:42:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous John said...

Interesting Felicia, doesn't seem suited to San Diego, but I see it's Spanish influence.

Thu Aug 31, 11:46:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kris said...

wow! such beauty!!
thanks for showing us this grand entrance :)

Fri Sep 01, 12:22:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Kim said...

"Go door to door. . ." You are so clever! I love the blud octogons with the kings crosses in them on these doors. The mural seems like it might be carved. Is it? Thanks Felicia,
-Kim

Fri Sep 01, 12:32:00 AM PDT  
Blogger dutchie said...

Wow, that's crafty.
Thanks for showing us.

Fri Sep 01, 01:41:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Marie McC said...

Fabulous! Love this one.

Fri Sep 01, 05:39:00 AM PDT  
Blogger jenni said...

I have no logical reason to say this, but these doors make me want chocolate!

I love the carving.

Fri Sep 01, 10:48:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Michael said...

Really exceptional door for your choice. I love the beautiful colours!

Fri Sep 01, 11:22:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Helen said...

Magnificent! Love the color!

Fri Sep 01, 01:12:00 PM PDT  
Blogger kaa said...

intricate work and designs on the doors.. work of art. a beauty!

Fri Sep 01, 02:50:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Vancouver Daily Photo said...

Such a good choice. It speaks of your city's heritage, workmanship and religion.

Fri Sep 01, 04:51:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous anne said...

I love all the illustrations around the door! Beautiful shot!

Fri Sep 01, 05:08:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kate said...

The door is so symmetrical. The intricate design surrounding the door emphasizes that quality. You provided a nice frame for your door!

Fri Sep 01, 05:25:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Denton said...

Very ornate.

Fri Sep 01, 06:18:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Passante said...

How exotic!

Fri Sep 01, 09:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Irredento Urbanita said...

wwooww, one of the most beautiful doorways I saw. I like the drawings, they give a special touch to the entrance.

Greetings from Perú

Sat Sep 02, 12:41:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kala said...

oops i guess we forgot to post for theme day

Sun Sep 03, 06:34:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Chris said...

Watch how the indian parents seems confident leaving their kid going to the missionary...

OK, stop your moanin, Chris, and see how that door is beautiful !

Mon Sep 04, 07:06:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thank you all for your very nice comments. This Daily Photo theme day was very successful - lots of excellent doorways. About this door, I think it is carved stone and shows a bit of San Diego history.

Mon Sep 04, 11:46:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Rudy Girón said...

Felicia, the carvings are very interesting... can you tell us what each drawing represents.

Fri Sep 08, 07:06:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

I cannot say for sure, but I think Chris has the right idea. My interpretation is: from the top we see the ship that represents the Spanish exploration of the area, the birds representing peace and tranquility (although the reality is that it wasn't so peaceful). The right panel shows native peoples sharing food and maybe sharing native crafts (the basket) they are looking on to the left panel where a priest is blessing and welcoming the native child into the church. What is your interpretation?

Thu Sep 14, 02:34:00 PM PDT  

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