The moment you arrive in Old San Juan, the colorful buildings greet you with cheerfulness as if to express their delight on your arrival. As you walk down the narrow cobblestone streets, each building appears more colorful than the next, with wondrous shades of pastels and vibrant, primary colors. The vibrancy of each home seemingly reflecting the warmth of the friendly locals living within.
Once you take in the wondrous, colorful buildings, you'll begin to notice that no one door is exactly the same. As I started documenting the doors, I really began to fall in love with them. Each one had so much character that I found myself stopping every few steps to admire them.
There's something about doors that I've always found profound and magical. Perhaps it's the intrigue of the unknown that lies on the other side. Perhaps it's the implied invitation to enter, to cross over, and maybe discover a new world. Whatever it may be, there's just something about doors..
"The doors we open and close each day
decide the lives we live."
- Flora Whittemore
Photography: Annie Cho
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico