Chasing the pink door in Palm Springs
Notice: It is simply dangerous to vacation in Palm Springs with infants or even toddlers during the month of summer season, May through September, for an apparent danger – the heat stroke. 40C (110F ) degrees weather is a common every day occurrence in Palm Springs. In fact, there are days when you can literally cook an egg on a stone just in a few minutes; now imagine how quickly your baby will be broiled.
Photographing and hash tagging colorful doors has proven to be an effective tactic to lure all the bloggers and instafame seekers from all over LA. Not a new tactic; most vividly represented by odd “flower of the desert” palette at the Saguaro hotel, Palm Prings, CA. Let’s check out a couple of doors that you might want to add to your Instagram collection.
Green door near Hotel California
This unusual Middle Eastern or Indian themed green door in Palm Springs Between Hotel California and Ace hotel off of E. Palm Canyin Drive is a simple artistic treasure that you will want to swing by.
While exploring Palm Springs’ art scene we’ve randomly stumbled upon some of the coolest art pieces, this is definitely one of those Palm Spring Instagram doors that you should add to your Itinerary.
Address: (Hotel California, 424 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264)
The Parker Hotel
The next door – red door at parker hotel -However made it onto the list of 5 insta worthy places around Palm Springs. In fact I’d like to quote the writer, the lovely escapist:
Address: 4200 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
The origin of the hotel dates back to 1959 and was California’s very first Holiday Inn! However, after being bought and sold multiple times, in 2002, the property was purchased by hotelier Jack Parker. He enlisted designer Jonathan Adler, famous for his modern American glamour style, to lead a $27-million-dollar renovation of the property. In 2004, the hotel reopened as the Parker Palm Springs decorated in what Adler likes to call “hippie chic,” with an eclectic mix of vintage treasures decorating the guest rooms and common spaces.
La porte rose, The pink door
The lovely escapist has yet another worthy quote regarding the next location.
You might wonder who would’ve been brave enough to paint a door bubblegum pink? The answer: Moises Esquenazi.
Moises, an interior designer in New York, renovated the home and changed the vine covered home to what it is today. What’s funny is at first there was talk in the neighborhood to change the color of the door. However, over time, it has become an infamous spot for photos and even has its own hashtag: #thatpinkdoor.
I have actually previously photographed series of doors for a Photogrphy class and the subject wasn’t unusual to me. It was easy, a bit weird, yet entertaining to snap a few magazine-flat images for the portfolio. La porte rose was one of my favorite. If you’d like to continue chasing doors and it’s your thing, check out this blog post on other colorful doors around Palm Springs locations.
Address: 1100 E Sierra Way, Palm Springs, CA 92264
There are tons of interesting looking houses and hotels around Palm Springs and you can even turn this experience into a project. Keep in mind of being mindful of the local residents who are really amicable people for the most part.
What was really fun and a bit experimental to shoot was my “window shopping” for Art at El Paseo, Palm Desert series. A mini Rodeo Drive and a sister Art Gallery town to Laguna beach and Carmel by the Sea – El Paseo is a banal horizontal street running from east to west with semi-provocative color popping modern day pieces for the most part. It is difficult to call it an eye candy, since it’s the best representation of art scene on the West Coast – a streamlined, cookie cutter, model of art guilds.