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The ‘rare destiny’ of the doors of Cartagena

So tells Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in his note at the entrance of the Modern Art Museum of Cartagena. The doors, in this little Caribbean town, have a destiny like people do. You see one of them as a gate of a house, a year later, it is the from door of a hair dresser. The one which opens the most elegant palace in Cartagena, for example, the Palace of Inquisition, never tells you that you are going inside a building where people were brutally killed. The doors of the Church, exceptionally beautiful. But do not miss the little ones as well, like this little blue one. That sensation of feeling as if you are in a movie set in Cartagena may also be due to its doors.

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