Santa Catalina All-Red Doorways

Like many of the entrants this week, I love to photograph doors, which say so much about a community, a culture, or the personality of the person living within.

May, 2009 Santa Catalina Convent, Arequipa, Peru.

May, 2009
Santa Catalina Convent, Arequipa, Peru.

These ancient wooden doors, within the much-restored Monastery of Santa Catalina in Arequipa Peru, are somewhat overwhelmed by the red of the walls surrounding them. Taken in 2009, it is still my favourite door picture. I do love red.

WordPress’s Photo Challenge this week is on doors and you can see more entries here.

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10 comments on “Santa Catalina All-Red Doorways

  1. What a great color… lovely with the green in front. How different from our (mostly) boring houses!!

    • BuntyMcC says:

      This was inside the monastery grounds which glowed with bright colours everywhere ( this photographer’s dream!) The ordinary streets were not nearly as bright.

  2. seeker says:

    Gosh, they do love their colors. Lovely.

  3. Love these doors! I went to Peru in 2010. Such a wonderful country and people

  4. BuntyMcC says:

    We really enjoyed it. Having a fluently Spanish step daughter for the first part really helped.

  5. Tina Schell says:

    Apparently, so do the people in the convent!!! Great choice.

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