4.19.2010

Deep Sky Blue

The blue doors are a Spanish tradition here in Cuzco.  Ninety percent of the doors are painted turquoise, royal blue, azure, sky blue, navy, sapphire, you name it.  Here are some of the doors I fell in love with. 

Look how they match the bright blue sky.
Photos by yours truly.

Cuzco is quite charming and picturesque.  
 We stayed in the San Blas district above the Plaza De Armas.


The busiest (and coldest!) month is June because of the festivals.  There is a celebration everyday.  February is the month with the least tourists. We stayed at Second Home Cusco and LOVED it.

25 comments:

julianne. said...

that sky is amazing.
i love how the blues really pop!
beautiful.<3

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Aut said...

Wow, beautiful. It reminds me a little bit of Quito's old town (in Ecuador, not too far off). Enjoy your time there; it looks absolutely fabulous!

Kayla said...

I love colored doors. It's such a simple way to add tons of personality and make your home truly yours. Plus what a better way of describing where you live "the house with the bright pink door." Amazing.

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The Weekend Island said...

These are beautiful. Sigh. You're making me want to go on holidays again and I only just got back...

Josie said...
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Josie said...

These are so gorgeous! I always like bright doors against neutral backgrounds; these blue pops of color are absolutely lovely.
xxoo Josie

LouBoo said...

Ohhh how lovely to see. I have a real thing about doorways - often post about them with pictures from distant places. The best kind have the contrasts you have shown here. What a treat x

Little Bear Stories said...

they look so lovely and spanish. its strange though because i was photographing blue doors on my way home from work yesterday! x

misslikey said...

i love blue doors. wish I could live in one of those old houses..well maybe one day
xoxo

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

what a fabulous trip! love all the photos, it looks so peaceful and yes so spanish indeed

Emma Victoria said...

Beautiful photography!

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LifestyleBohemia said...

These are all stunning! I love Spanish architecture and culture.

Jacki said...

Oh, I love those blue doors. Blue is my favorite color, in all its many shades and variations. The door with the number 576 above it (last photo) is my favorite. Do you know what started this tradition? Is it a religious thing, etc.

Your blog makes me smile. Thanks for sharing! :)

Lily Riani said...

gosh... love the pics, reminded me of granada trip i had 2-3 yrs back... u made me wanna go thr again.

leigh ashley said...

ahh... you pinpointed my FAVORITE color!! beautiful photos!

i came across your blog via my teacups in peony... can't wait to read more!! :)

Jen said...

Those blue doors are absolutely gorgeous!! They really pop next to the gray stone/concrete. WOW is all that I can say.

Kate said...

I would like to live in a house like the ones in the first picture, blue doors included of course!

Kate x

FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

I love these pictures and they make me want to hop on a plane and travel back to Europe and walk around their charming roads with character! :)

Liesl :)

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Spectaculare turqoise color and the atmosphear is breathtaking beautiful,dear Rachael!!!-)*

You maked aamzing photos,the are so invited and just really,really nice!-)))*

Much Love and enjoy,dear Freind!

***Violetta***

Taj Acosta said...

Gorgeous fotos chica! Love the blue doors. ;)

Jen Kim said...

oh wow, these photos are incredible! sigh...i need a vaca ;-)

Giovanna ♥ said...

The more I see pictures of my beloved Cuzco, the more I miss it...sigh..These pictures are absolutely amazing!! I can't even pick my favorite, but I think #3 is simply breath taking! Great job!
Ps: I always stay in the San Blas area when I go to Cuzco, I especially love the Plaza and the street market!
xoxo
Giovanna
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Melina said...

This is gorgeous! I have a mild obsession with blue, and doors so this post isn't helping with my wanderlust haha!

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