Thursday Doors | June 29, 2017

“Zaragoza 20 - San Jose del Cabo”

This week’s submission to Norm 2.0‘s Thursday Doors.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world.

“Zaragoza 20 – San Jose del Cabo”

These weather worn doors are the entrance to La Panga Antigua, a restaurant in the Art District of San Jose del Cabo in Baja California, Mexico. See here for what lies behind these ‘rustic’ doors. You’ll be surprised. I was and now will have to return to sample the interior. I’m also including a Streetview link so you have some context of the neighbourhood.

When I made the image I was simply intrigued by the chunk of wood suspended above the door. It just seemed odd and out of place. Now, as I look up the address and the name of the establishment, it all makes sense, sort of. A Panga, modern derivation traditional dugout fishing boat. Generally, if you say panga, it’s simply interpreted as ‘boat’.

Now it makes sense, La Panga Antigua means “the old boat” and the chunk of wood is actually a piece of an old wooden dugout. Anyways, that mystery is now solved and I can reflect back on the numerous interesting and unique doors in this area of San Jose del Cabo, the Art District. Each vendor trying to differentiate themselves from others, often through the use of doors.

Nikon D800
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF- @ 112mm
1/125 sec, f/5.6 ISO 200

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9 Comments on “Thursday Doors | June 29, 2017

  1. It is such a beautiful space hidden behind a plain unassuming door.

    I was puzzled by the chunk of wood hanging over the door. Thanks for the explanation … however I still can’t help think that it seems to be blocking a lovely stained glass window.

  2. Wow! I love the mottled colors in the rustic blue door. The stunning glamour of the interior is quite a contrast to the modest entrance. Great photo!

  3. You’ve caught the texture of the wood really well – and lovely story of the piece of wood above the door. You’re right – I was surprised by what is behind the doors. Who would expect that?! Nice idea to leave it as a link so one could get the full effect of the surprise.

  4. Wow, I’d go back, too! What a beauty! Definitely not what you’d expect from the outside, even though the door has its own charm. Great find, Ed.


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