This week’s Snapshot Saturday! comes from the streets of Cartagena, Colombia — a colonial beach town on the Caribbean coast. In case you’ve missed the last few, here’s what Snapshot Saturday! is all about…
People generally have better things to do on Saturdays, then ya know — read. So for all of you super social/popular/active/ADD folks out there, this series is for you. Every Saturday, I’ll be posting a collage or collection of “Snapshots” that provide some quick inspiration and information about a specific place or activity or quirky cultural custom or silly night out… the possibilities are endless.
Ask someone what is the best thing to do in Cartagena, Colombia and they will likely answer — “just walk around”.
And they’re right. Since arriving almost two weeks ago, I’ve yet to lose interest in the intricately winding streets and have developed a minor obsession for the charming architecture of the many colorful homes and shops.
I probably have my mom to thank for that. This week was my Mom’s birthday and as I snapped picture after picture of doors, and windows and walls that all contribute to the story of the colonial city with layer upon layer of peeling paint, I kept thinking how much she would adore the aesthetic of this place. My mom has been redecorating our homes and those of others as a passion and profession since I was little. Architectural and interior design magazines serve as rotating accessories to my parents’ coffee table, so I’m sure that somewhere along the way, this attention to the details of space, color, and texture has rubbed off on me as well.
So Happy Birthday, Mom! This photo essay of the doorways of Cartagena goes out to you!
In just a few days I’ll be leaving Cartagena for Santa Marta and embarking on the 6-day Lost City trek, trading cobblestone streets for muddy trails. But there is still a lot to catch you all up on! Stay tuned for a full account of the absurdities and mayhem that made up my two days of Carnival in Barranquilla. It’s gonna be a good one…