Knock on the Door Three Times

I’ve told photographer Flavia Vinci I had a door series to show her. I’ve scanned them in! These are from when I studied Spanish in Antigua, Guatemala several weeks one summer. The wooden doors struck me as special. They are similar to doors in Spain, but have unique embellishments. I took many rolls of film. Here are my best 9, digitized.

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Carved Wooden Door  Photo: Rebecca Cuningham
Wrought iron on door antigua
Double doors with Wrought Iron  Photo: Rebecca Cuningham
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Church Entrance  Photo: Rebecca Cuningham
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Antigua Green Door. Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

I went to Guatemala alone, but found friends along the way. Melissa and I took classes in the same language school. We explored Lago Atitlán and Tikal together. Here she is with our two Spanish instructors.

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Melissa and our Spanish Instructors Tony and Gustavo  Photo: Rebecca Cuningham
Royal chambers Tikal
Lots of Exposure, Tikal   Photo: Melissa, and Rebecca Cuningham

Which door(s) do you choose? Love, luck, fortune, health, justice, peace?

Gracias for reading Fake Flamenco and commenting! ¡Olé! –Rebecca

This post inspired by Six Word Saturday hosted by Travel with Intent; beautiful photos seven days a week.

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Residential Street Antigua Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

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Rebecca Cuningham

20 thoughts on “Knock on the Door Three Times

  1. Great pics Rebecca and brought back memories of living in Guatemala which I did in the early 70’s…Great post and all the best!

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      1. Yes, I lived in Vista Hermosa, a new area built just outside the capital mostly populated by Spaniards, but I travelled all over, to Antigua a few times and to Atitlán and Amatitlán.

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  2. An interesting post, Rebecca. Doors can be quite fascinating as objects of art, like the “Carved Wooden Door.” I find the door of “Church Entrance” very intimidating–a warning not to enter without permission. The “Double doors with Wrought Iron” is fortified against home invaders–a reminder of the dangers in the world outside our home. As to the door(s) of my choice, I choose love, health, justice, and peace. Crossing any of those thresholds would demand an open heart and mind. Blessings, my friend ❤

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    1. Thanks for your reflections on the doors. The church entrance does seem to be at a grander than human scale. I appreciate your comment on my query about the doors. I share your sentiments my friend. Blessings to you as well, Rebecca

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