Las Puertas – The Doors Withstanding Time

“Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.”
― Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

The doors of the district are profound in and of themselves. Some open for business, some closed for business and some just shut off from the world. We invite you to stroll the street of El Centro (downtown) and Avenida San Bernardo. We hope you’ll step into the Streets of Laredo with an awakened sense of place and time and discover some of the history and beauty that is becoming of Laredo and the Laredo Cultural District – Webb County.

This one to El Pasillo de San Agustin is antique wood with years of service and deadbolts keeping the fortress of the wall.

This door to a private residence on Plaza San Agustin is embellished and beautifully restored along with its coordinating gate and Victorian details.

This simplicity of this bold doorway on Flores street is bright in contrast to the monotone, adjacent facades. The unlatched lock makes you want to follow the stairs beyond wherever they go.

This one looks as almost from a western set just short of some horse saddles and tumbleweeds , but is part of the Vegas Interiores Storefront adjacent to main entrance. The shade makes a nice place to hide from the Laredo sun.

This beautifully orchestrated entrance and intricately carved wooden door is to the rear Vegas Interiores building which you can find only if you visit Vegas Interiores or peep you head through the front gate on days they are closed for business.

This door to San Rafael Receptions includes beautiful ironwork painted to match the shades of the surrounding earth in tones of adobe.

“The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less sure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend”
― Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception

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