Manhattan Monday 24 – Chinatown 3

Random shots taken in Chinatown in September, 2014.

New York City, new camera, Shopping

New York City, new camera, Shopping

New York City, new camera, Photo bombed

New York City, new camera, Photo bombed

New York City, new camera, souvenirs

New York City, New camera, Souvenirs

Sometimes the photographer ends up in the shot…

New York City, new camera, door reflections

New York City, New camera, Door Reflections

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.

Grand Palace, Bangkok – Details

A side door to what I believe is the residential part of the palace.

A side door to what I believe is the residential part of the palace.

Here are a few of the details seen in and around the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Previous posts on the palace are here and here.

A recessed door.

A recessed door.

Mosaic - from shells?

Mosaic – from shells?

I loved these airy paintings of birds and flowers around the base of one of the temple buildings.

I loved these airy paintings of birds and flowers around the base of one of the temple buildings.

So different from all the bright colours and gold in the rest of the complex.

So different from all the bright colours and gold in the rest of the complex.

Part of a mural.

Part of a mural.

Details from the Summer Palace, Beijing

We did not go inside any of the buildings at the Summer Palace or climb Longevity Hill.

A closer look at the buildings on the hill.

A closer look at the buildings on the hill.

Decoration inside the roof of an open-sided building near the lake.

Decoration inside the roof of an open-sided building near the lake.

Detail from the cross beams of a covered walkway around the edge of the lake.

Detail from the cross beams of a covered walkway around the edge of the lake.

Door detail.  The Summer Palace is a Unesco World Heritage Site - so perhaps repairs are not permitted???

Door detail. The Summer Palace is a Unesco World Heritage Site – so perhaps repairs are not permitted???

Dragon boats.

Dragon boats.

Even the phones are disguised.

Even the phones are disguised.

Another amusing translation.

Another amusing translation.

Next post: Better in black and white.