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Portugal: doorknobs, windows, and walls

Posted on: March 26th, 2015

I have a bit of an obsession to admit: I love doors and windows – the details of doorknobs, of knockers, of glass on wood. I love the fabrics of curtains hanging in the windows. And the colour of paint. So much goodness.

But first: a cemetery near Tavira on the Mediterranean Sea (this fits in the walls category, right? or windows…?? Anyway, here goes.):

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Did you see my self-portrait in that second-last photo? I loved these little boxes. Each one was different and personalized: decorated with photos, vases, fake flowers, little ornaments (the one just above has some little blue glass dolphins and fish). Made me wonder what my family would put in my little box, or what I would put in others’ boxes.

The next photo is a cobblestone street. Around the town of Tavira, there are these yellow arrows on some streets. Guess what they are! The Camino de Santiago! You can walk this path all the way to the Camino in Spain. I’d love to do this some day…

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Up next: walls and windows.

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Here are a few other random photos:

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