Doors and Windows
of the World

Updated June 6, 2020

Doors and windows describe the aesthetic tastes of people in different cities and towns around the world. I've been photographing doors and windows for as long as I can remember. Here is my collection of doors, windows, gates and door details.

Doors and Windows of the World

Windows and Doors of the Islands

The doors and windows of the islands are often vivid, welcoming and worn by salt and sun.

Turquoise Door in Havana

Door and Window in Havana, Cuba

I took to this small apartment near my flat in Havana, Cuba, with its brilliant turquoise.

Cerulean Window in Trinidad, Cuba

Small Window in Trinidad, Cuba

I loved the bright cerulean paint surrounding this small window in Trinidad, Cuba.

Outhouse doors in Sandy Point, Abaco, Bahamas

Sandy Point Outhouse Doors

Lovely tropical greens on this beachside outhouse in the isolated Sandy Point, Abaco Islands, Bahamas.

Sandbank, Abaco, Bahamas

Modest Window in Sandbank, Abaco, Bahamas

I photographed this window in Sandbank, a Haitian migrant camp near Treasure Cay in the Abaco Islands. It was lost in Hurrican Dorian.

Window in Trinidad, Cuba

Window with Iron Grates in Trinidad

You can see decades of pastel paints on this wall with a simple, wooden window.

Yellow and blue house in Trinidad, Cuba

Yellow House with Blue Windows and Doors

I found this stunning yellow apartment with blue doors and windows in Trinidad, Cuba.

Door and Blue Window in Havana, Cuba

"A window covered with raindrops interests me more than a photograph of a famous person."

- Saul Leiter

Door and Window in Trinidad, Cuba
Apartment on Aguacate Stree, Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba

Door and Window in Habana Vieja

Well worn greens adorn this apartment in Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba.

Chipped Ochre Paints in Havana, Cuba

Chipped Ochre Paints and Door

Chipped ochre paints reveal history in this Havana, Cuba apartment.

Garden Door in Scopello, Sicily
Charlie Chaplan Door in Havana, Cuba

Charlie Chaplin Door

Charlie Chaplin iconography is everpresent in Cuba, where he was seen as a symbol of the Cuban peasant-worker during the Castro years.

Dilapidated doors in Havana

Habana Vieja Doors

Cracked and broken doors offer glimpses into the often dim and dark interiors of Havana apartments.

Old Door in Havana

Tropical Doors and Windows

My favorite doors and windows are playful and colorful and describe the pallete of a place. I am aware of nowhere on Earth where the doors and windows are so endowed with color and character as the Latin American tropics.

Green and Blue Doors in Mérida, Mexico

Modern Blue and Green Doors

Great colors are found on the urban center streets of Mérida, Yucatán

Window in Celestun, Mexico

Grated Windows

Pastel blues surround these grated windows in Mérida, Yucatán.

Celestun, Mexico Happy Doors and Windows
Black metal door in Mérida

Black Metal Door

Great Latin American colors surround this black metal door in Mérida.

Yellow Wall

Yellow Wall and Wood Door

Photographed in Mérida, Yucatán

Urban door in Mérida

Urban Door in Mérida

Colorful advertisements on display in a retail district in Mérida, Yucatán

Church door in Mérida

Church Door

Bold colors on this sturdy church door in a quaint colonial plaza in downtown Mérida, Yucatán.

Mérida Windows
Turquoise Door in Havana

"If you feel you have to open a particular door, open it, otherwise all your life that door will haunt your mind!

- Mehmet Murat ildan

Windows in Mérida, Mexico

Grated Windows

Lovely turquoise colors on these grated windows in Mérida, Yucatán.

Window in Celestun, Mexico

Entrance to Abandoned Beach Property

This abandoned beach property in downtown Celestun is filled with the color of age, decay and graffiti.

Doors and Windows of the Tropics
Grated Window in Mérida, Mexico

Grated Window and Stop Sign

Photographed in downtown Mérida, Yucatán.

Window in Celestun, Mexico

Green Wood Door

Photographed in downtown Granada, Nicaragua

Doors and Windows of Mexico
Window in Celestun, Mexico

Mint Window

Grated window with faded mint paint, photographed in Mérida, Yucatán.

Window in Celestun, Mexico

Yellow Window

Photographed in Celestun, Yucatán.

Ornamented Window in Celestun, Yucatán
Beige Door and Windows, Mexico

Beige Door and Windows

Photographed in Mérida, Yucatán.

Pink-green Door in Yucatán, Mexico

Pink and Green Door

Photographed in Mérida, Yucatán.

Yellow Door in Granada, Nicaragua
Window in Celestun, Mexico

Green Door with Red Outline

Photographed in Merida, Yucatán.

Turquoise Window in Celestun, Mexico

Turquoise Window

Photographed in Celestun, Yucatán.

Turquoise Door in Celestrun, Yucatán

Mediterranean and Moroccan Doors and Windows

Whitewashed walls and brightly colored interiors are among my favorite design motifs of the Mediterannean. Influenced by the sea, by Mudéjar design motifs and heat and sun, this region has some of the world's most intoxicating doors and windows.

Window in Marrakech

Marrakech Window

Fantastic decorated wooden window in Marrakech.

Blue door in Essaouira

Blue Door

The use of blue from a Murex shell in Essaouira, Morocco has a long history. I write about it in these notes on Essaouira.

Blue door in Essaouira

Essaouira Door

The classic blue of Essaouira is used on this beautifully shaped door.

Yellow Window in Cadaques

Yellow Window

Bright yellow window in alley adjacent to Mediterannean. Cadaques, Catalonia, Spain.

Green Door, Port Lligat

Salvador Dalí Door

Green door and whitewashed walls at the Salvador Dalí House Museum in Port Lligat, Catalonia, Spain.

Wrought Iron Window in Cadaques, Spain

Wrought Iron Window

Small window photographed in an alley in Cadaques, Catalonia, Spain.

Blue Door in Marrakech Museum

"A very little key will open a very heavy door.""

- Charles Dickens

Window in Celestun, Mexico

Red Mosque Door

Photographed in Tangier, Morocco.

Blue Door in Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech Museum Door

One of my favorite interior door scenes is from this museum in Marrakech.

Window at Jardin Majorelle
Essouira Door

Blue Door

Photographed in Essaouira, Morocco.

Yellow windows in Essouira

Whitewashed Walls, Yellow Windows

Photographed in Essaouira, Morocco.

Best Mediterranean Doors and Windows
Orange and Blue Window, Majorelle Gardens

Majorelle Gardens Window

Orange-trimmed window from the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech, Morocco.

Majorelle Gardens Door

Majorelle Gardens Door

Photographed in Marrakech, Morocco.

Majorelle Garden windows

Nordic Doors and Windows

There is something special about the colors and design styles of the north, which is often reflected in personal ways in the doors and windows.

Window in Celestun, Mexico

Orange Windowr

Photographed in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Six Windowlets in Reykjavík

Six Windowlets

Pint-sized windows, photographed in an alley in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Blue Door in Reykjavík

Blue Door

Photographed in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Green door in Reykjavík

Green Door

Green door with classic nordic red corrugated walls.

Pink door in Reykjavík

Salmon-pink Exterior and Red Door

Photographed in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Blue window in Reykjavík

White Window with Blue Corrugated Walls

Photographed in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Ultramarine Door

Every door is another passage, another boundary we have to go beyond.

- Rumi

Narrow window, Reykjavík

Narrow Window

Photographed in Reykjavík, Iceland.

White door in Reykjavík, Iceland

White Door

Photographed in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Yellow Door in Granada, Nicaragua
Graffiti Window

Window with Graffiti

Photographed in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Window in Celestun, Mexico

Tricolored Walls, Doors and Windows

Photographed in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Orange trim windows
Yellow door in Reykjavík

Yellow Door with Matching Bouquet

Photographed in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Orange Door

Orange Door

Photographed in Reykjavík, Iceland.

White windows on red wall in Reykjavík
Pink Window

White and Pink Window

Photographed in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Window in Celestun, Mexico

White Window with Raven Figurine

Photographed in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Neon windows
Window with Fence

Window with Fence

Photographed in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Red Door in Reykjavík, Iceland

Red Door

Photographed in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Urban Doors and Windows

Big stone entryways, graffiti, well worn wood. These are the common themes of the world's urban doors and windows.

Turquoise Door in Paris

Turquoise Door

Photographed in Paris, France.

Green door in Barcelona

Green Door

Photographed in Barcelona.

Shop Door in Barcelona

Shop Door

Photographed in Barcelona.

Middle Ages Doors in Barcelona

Middle Ages Doors

Doors preserved from the Middle Ages, photographed in Barcelona.

Steel and stone entry in Barcelona

Steel and Stone Entryway

Photographed in a petit courtyard in Barcelona.

Green Door in Palermo

Arched Door in Palermo

Green-painted wooden door, photographed in Palermo, Sicily.

Graffiti Door in Barcelona

Unless you call out, who will open the door?

- Ethiopian Proverb

Parisian Red Door

Imperial Red Door

Photographed in Paris.

Orange Supermarket Doorframe

Convenience Store Door

Photographed in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Red doorway in Paris, France
Door in Forest Grove, Oregon

Commercial Facility Door

Photographed in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Abandoned Window

Window Frame on Abandoned Property

Photographed in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Arched Graffiti Door

Arched Door with Graffiti

Photographed in Barcelona.

Cathedral of Lima door

Cathedral Door

Cathedral of Lima door, photographed in the Plaza Mayor, Lima, Peru.

Window in Lima, Peru

Downtown Window

Photographed in Lima, Peru.

Bend, Oregon Door

Alley Door

Photographed in Bend, Oregon.

Barcelona Cathedral Door

Santa Maria del Mar Door

Catalan Gothic cathedral door, photographed in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Cathedral Door in Mérida

Cathedral Door

Photographed in Mérida, Mexico

Door and Window Details

The details you find in doorknobs, locks and latches tell many stories. Here are some of the door details I've collected along the way.

Door detail in Paris

Iron Lion Detail

Photographed in Paris, France.

Window in Celestun, Mexico

Blue Iron Door Details

Painted blue iron door details, photographed in Paris, France.

Window in Celestun, Mexico

Blue Door Handle

Blue door handle found in Trinidad, Cuba.

Window in Celestun, Mexico

Human Head Door Knocker

Photographed in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Bronze Lion Head Door Knocker

Bronze Lion Head Door Knocker

Photographed in Erice, Sicily.

Lion Head Door Knocker

Lion Head Door Knocker

Photographed in Trapani, Sicily.

Human Head Door Knocker

"Be sure to put the knocker fairly low on your door in case a very small friend drops by."

- A.A. Milne

White Window

White Window

Photographed in Reykjavík, Iceland

Green Door Handle

Green Door and Handle

Photographed in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Details on a door in Sicily
Keyhole in Sicily

Keyhole on Weather-worn Door

Photographed in Cefalu, Sicily.

Details of a door in Marrakech

Weathered Arched Door Details

Photographed in Marrakech, Morroco..

Marrakech door detail

Blue Door Details

Photographed in Marrakech, Morocco.

Window in Celestun, Mexico

Door Detail in Trapani

Weathered door, photographed in Trapani, Sicily.

Sicilian door details
Sicilian Door Knocker

Door Knocker in Sicily

GPhotographed in Erice, Sicily.

Scratched Keyhole

Gold-colored Keyhole

Photographed in Havana, Cuba.

Lion door knocker in Havana

Iron Door Knocker

Lion-themed door knocker, photographed in Havana, Cuba.

Window in Celestun, Mexico

Wood Door Detail

Photographed in Habana Vieja, Cuba

Blue door details
Door Hinge

Blue-green Door Hinge

Photographed in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Green door details in Mérida

Green Door Details

Photographed in Mérida, Yucatán.

Spraypainted door details