My name is Guido Gutierrez Ruiz and I had the privilege of visiting Madeira, a Portuguese archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean just southwest of Portugal.

Walking through its capital Funchal, I was amazed by the hidden beauty of this city. Art, everywhere! The Painted Doors Project has transformed Funchal into a permanent art gallery, giving life to the city by painting every door with a unique personality. Here are some of the colorful doors I visited. Which one is your favorite?

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Cosmo
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4 years ago

I am from Madeira. Thank you for visiting us. Hope to "see" you here again. Love from Portugal

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I have been into photography for 9 years now. I started getting interested in this form of art because of Instagram. Before, I always liked taking pictures, but it wasn’t until Instagram that allowed me to have the opportunity to share them. 

My Instagram page and journey through this app have allowed me to explore different types of photography. I am enjoying capturing all sorts of content within street photography, architecture, interior design, and lifestyle photography. My Instagram community has grown quite a bit and I have been receiving many positive comments about my photography which constantly gives me the energy to continue what I love doing, traveling and capturing what I see.

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Ruth Mayfly
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4 years ago

This one is my favourite! If I had it on my door it would make me smile every day.

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Agnes Jekyll
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4 years ago

love this one! Does walk into it at night?

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I don't usually plan my pictures. My pictures are taken on the spot wherever I am. I also never use Photoshop. All my photos are edited (also on the spot) only using Instagram tools. The efficiency and speed of taking pictures and editing them these days are incredible. Between taking pictures and editing them it's less than 2min. It's something I quite enjoy.

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blobby_grrl
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2 months ago

cool

Photography for me is my way of expression and an instrument that allows me to inspire others. I love that my pictures allow me to tell stories to other people. Stories that make them dream.

Art in all ways, shapes and forms is extremely important in our society and this project has been made to unite the community, both local and foreign, with art. I want people to really appreciate local art and the beauty of creative minds.

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blobby_grrl
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2 months ago

the talent to be able to make these...

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Carmean Armendariz
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4 years ago

aw, The Little Prince!

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Instagram is slowly converting my hobby into my dream job. Having clients such as hotel chains, luxury name brands, airlines, and other people recognize my work and want to collaborate with me is a gift as it allows me to continue what I love to do most, travel, observe, capture, and share.

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Agnes Jekyll
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4 years ago

Wow! Beautiful. Is that paint or mosaic?

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Susann Campbell
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4 years ago

I saw a movie where the man is a God and the woman was unloved and she loved him and he turned her into a Goddess so they could be together for all eternity. I loved the movie that I can't remember the name of.

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Susann Campbell
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4 years ago

You know we are watching you .

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Mimis Nachbarin
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4 years ago

Beautiful, but I wonder if they're really doors. They look more like french windows. At least the right one. No door knob, no mail slot.

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Magdalene
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4 years ago

It looks a bit like "Norogami"

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Susann Campbell
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4 years ago

Jim and I .

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Mimis Nachbarin
Community Member
4 years ago

This is fantastic! My favorite.

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Zorena Deckard
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2 months ago

Trippy

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Susann Campbell
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4 years ago

The Three Chiquita es.

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Susann Campbell
Community Member
4 years ago

Nice and quiet feeling so one can rest with the breeze.

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BobbyK
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4 years ago

OK, where's the door knob?

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grafxgal60073
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1 month ago

Reminds me of how Elizabethans used to cross out the bottom of their letters so no one else could forge damaging or hurtful words.

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Tarja Kangasluoma
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2 months ago

😏🥰

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Laura Emmer
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4 years ago

A sea horse, how inventive!

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Carmean Armendariz
Community Member
4 years ago

those meerkats are great!

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Alexandria Z
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1 month ago

Love it

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Gabby M
Community Member
4 years ago

Aww her poor bummy

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Susann Campbell
Community Member
4 years ago

This must be the day care.

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