The Wooden Balconies of Lima

Glimpses of the Moorish imprint on Spanish colonial architecture can be witnessed on a walk through the UNESCO site of Central Lima. Most glaringly in the stylised Mudejar influenced covered balconies incorporated into the facades of colourful 17th & 18th century mansions.   Originally built as much for the same purpose as their Iberian counterparts…

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Crossing Thresholds

I love doors and doorways! Apart from their functional and architectural appeal, doors are symbols of transition, of endings and beginnings. Of shedding the familiar and crossing the threshold to embrace the unknown! I find them mysterious….What secrets are they privy to? What stories do they tell? ….For doors are both frame and monument to our spent time, and too…

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