Posts Tagged ‘Tlaquepaque’

I had occasion not long ago to take my parents to Sedona, Arizona and time to kill while they went about their business. I headed back to the lovely shopping area of Tlaquepaque, where I thought I’d relax and look around. I also ended up finding some Christmas presents and a great pair of earrings for myself, so that worked out well. Of course Tlaquepaque also has some doors and gates worthy of including in a Thursday Doors post, but I had to be careful not to include any I’d used in a previous post.

Simplicity is the key here.

This door was not only interesting to look at, but made for a photo that needs a second look. There’s a bit of reflection, but you can also see straight through the gallery to the courtyard on the other side.

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for Six Word Saturday…9.26.20

Recently our older daughter and her husband visited us for a few days. It was the perfect time to get out of the city, so one day we headed for Sedona with a stop at Montezuma Castle.

In Sedona, Tlaquepaque is THE shopping area. Built to imitate a Mexican village, not a poverty-stricken one, I might add, it’s a lovely place, filled with beautiful flowers, sculptures, lovely tile, wonderful shops and restaurants…and of course, doors. It’s possible I shared this first pair of doors at some point in the past, but if so, who cares? They’re worth a second look. And it may take a second look to ascertain that they’re not exactly the same.

Did you spot the difference?

But wait! There’s more! (But no Ginsu knives if you buy now.)

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My parents used to live in Sedona, Arizona, a beautiful spot filled with New Agers and their crystals, art galleries, and stunning scenery. One of my favorite places is Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, usually just known as Tlaquepaque, a mixture of art galleries, restaurants, and shops of all sorts. The “village” itself is a work of art, a gorgeous melange of flowers, desert plants, and southwest architecture. As I love all three, I love visiting there. Here’s a door I would be happy to have where I live, although it would look distinctly odd anywhere in our rental house!  There is, of course, a matching half tucked out of sight.

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You’ll find more beautiful, and sometimes outrageous, door if you click on link box on Norm’s blog.