"I have always looked upon decay
as being just as wonderful and rich
an expression of life as growth."
Henry Miller
A note about my photograph:  I took this shot in June last year while wandering the streets of a little beach town in Choroni, Venezuela.  We arrived in the midst of an amazing religious festival complete with a procession through streets draped with colorful bunting and lined with chanting, jubilant locals.  The buildings were all old and Spanish-style with huge front doors tall enough for a rider on horseback to enter into the central courtyards.  This particular building stood between two splendid neighbors and was in a state of semi-demolition with not much other than this door and surrounding frame still standing.  I love how the wall opens up for a peek at the metal and wood structure beneath the plaster... 

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03/04/2013 12:48pm

I so love the colorful doors you see in so many other countries. Makes me want to go with big color on my next front door! The composition of this picture is really amazing.

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03/04/2013 12:53pm

Thanks, Sherry! There were so many amazing sights there, it was impossible to capture them... I love the color of this door too! They're so adventurous with their dwellings :-)

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03/04/2013 5:22pm

I love this photo! Is the door surrounded by cement? It really is cool, I love the blue and how it looks old and worn down, makes me wonder who live there and what their lives were like. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

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03/04/2013 5:35pm

Thank you, Mindi! In this part of Latin America they use a plaster-like material on the outside of their buildings with a wood and metal inner frame--you can kind of see it peeking through the crumbling outside wall... I'm rather enamoured with the color myself-the little town is right on the beach, so it definitely has a seaside feel :-)

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04/04/2013 7:55pm

Beautiful photo! I bet you captured many wonderful images on that trip!

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04/04/2013 11:24pm

Thank you, Anne! Such a beautiful place :-)

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06/04/2013 2:08pm

Love love your photograph...:)

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06/04/2013 9:12pm

Thank you so much! Glad you dropped by :-)

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06/04/2013 4:47pm

Great photo!

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06/04/2013 9:13pm

Thanks, Diane! It brings back some wonderful memories!

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06/04/2013 6:27pm

Such a fabulous photo! I love that worn and beautiful door and that shade of blue that is impossible to replicate on something new.

Thanks so much for joining in this week!

xo
Claudia

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06/04/2013 9:14pm

Thank you, Claudia! I know, I absolutely love the faded hues of blue and wish I could somehow create that in my work... gorgeous!

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06/04/2013 7:28pm

Wonderful door and oh how I want to take a peek inside!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

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06/04/2013 9:15pm

Thanks for dropping by, Susan! It sure was a special place :-)

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06/04/2013 8:46pm

I too enjoy travel and photography! I've not made it to Venezuela though so far. Lucky you!
PS: My daughter dropped her phone you know where...and after drying it as best as she could, she buried it in rice overnight. Seems to have done the trick!

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06/04/2013 9:16pm

It is such a beautiful, diverse country. When it calms down a bit politically, it's worth a visit! My phone seems to be working fine now too... but I had the rice on standby just in case :-)

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18/04/2013 2:25pm

Thank you for sharing this lovely image, it truly captures so much, and the shade of blue is beautiful. (I love blue doors and have one on my own cottage!)

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18/04/2013 10:16pm

Thank you so much--I'm glad you dropped by! :-)

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29/04/2013 9:23am

Gorgeous photography and I love that beautiful blue color!

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29/04/2013 11:04am

Thank you, Lynn! I wish I could replicate that aged blue--I love it too!

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