Granada, Nicaragua is no doubt one of the most colorful cities I’ve ever visited. Pastel hues adorn the colonial mansions, cathedrals, and storefronts that make up the city, which also happens to be the oldest European city on mainland America. With its colorful palette, colonial architecture, and storied history involving the Spanish, the Americans, and plenty of pirates, the center of Granada is reminiscent of one of my favorite American neighborhoods, Fauborg Marigny in New Orleans.
For this week’s photo essay, I decided to focus on one element in particular of the brilliant architecture in Granada: the doorways. A variety of construction techniques and materials create a diverse collection of entrances the buildings. As the focal point on many structures, the doors are often unique works of art themselves.
The Doorways of Granada, Nicaragua
Have you ever been to a particularly colorful neighborhood or city? Tell me about it in the comments.