Rustic Wood Door – Nicaragua Art
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My eyes are always drawn to anything old and weathered and all the better when it’s in the midst of the brilliant colors of Latin America. So, you can imagine I had my eyes on this rustic wood door on the streets of Granada, Nicaragua. I stayed quite near this grand old dame near the city center. And I passed this door often enough to catch a glimpse of the little old lady who lived within those weathered walls.
I don’t know about you, but one reason I’m drawn to weathered architecture is that it feels to me like it’s telling a story. Every crack in that rustic wood door is telling us about the years it has stood there. It’s talking about the people that have passed through it and by it. And, of course, in an historic city like Granada, it’s also telling us about the colonial heritage of Granada and the style of architecture that makes up the old city. No doubt the people who first called this little casa home have long since come and gone, but the weathered details speak of the pride they had in their home.
At the end of the day, for me, it’s the human story. Even when it’s expressed in the details we leave behind. I love the lines and the beautiful details. I love the deep red color of those old walls and the pitted plaster, but it all comes down to the story of the people. The people who made it, the people who it was made for and the line of people that came since then. Architecture is often the most concrete thing we leave behind.
What do you think of when you look at this rustic wood door from the streets of Granada? Does it remind you of your own trip to Nicaragua or another colonial city in Latin America? Does it make you think of the people who called it home? Or does the architecture stand on its own for you? I hope you might take a few moments to share what attracted you to this old door print?