Doors & Windows Of San Miguel

September 21, 2017

By Tab Byrum

One thing I always notice when we travel and are able to walk around a town a lot are the doors and windows on homes, I once came home from England with over 100 pictures of just front doors. I think it’s interesting to see how other parts of the world treat the entries to their homes, do they paint or stain the doors? Are they decorated in some way? Are there balconies on the windows? Do they use window treatments? Are the windows white or painted a color? This trip was no different and there were some pretty awesome doors and windows to check out, don’t worry I don’t have 100 but I definitely could have. Enjoy!!!

Many of the buildings are over 100 years old and many times their entryways show it. I loved the marble surround around this weathered door and the stone steps leading up to it. 

Then you would come to a home that had a relatively new front door, beautiful carvings, and ironwork. 

Most of the windows have some type of surround on them, most were either a marble or granite. I cannot stress to you how you can’t judge a book by its cover. The outside of these homes might be a little rough by our standards but the interiors are most times gorgeous.

Many of the homes do have garages that will hold 2 small vehicles and the garage doors were equally as beautiful as the front doors. This one has a concrete surround made to look like cut stone. 

This is one of my favorite doors we saw, a stained front door decorated with metal accents done in a verdigris finish. The home this door is on is painted all white so it’s very striking when you walk by. 

Many of the windows around the main square had small balconies and were capped with classic architectural shapes. 

I did a little research and found that the lady’s hand as a door knocker was made popular in the Victorian times in Europe, they were all over the doors of San Miguel. 

Many homes had large double doors, on this one you can make out the carved diamond pattern across the top and a more traditional door pattern on the bottom. 

Here we see the lady’s hand on a set of double doors.

I stepped back because I also wanted to share the unusual Piña lights on each side of the beautiful front door. 

A charming cherub door knocker here…

…and a ferocious Lion’s head here. 

Another beautiful double door with great iron trim. 

And of course, a beautiful gate is always an option for the front of your abode. 

I hope you’ve seen something inspiring today in our look at the Doors and Windows of San Miguel de Allende. Remember, inspiration can come from the smallest of places. Have a great day and Enjoy!!!

Words and images are my own.

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