This covered window allowed the women in the house to look down on the street and the front door without being seen.
This is the front door of the residence. I love the contrasting elements in this photo: the big and sturdy hardware, the rough surface of the stuccoed walls next to the soft look of aged wood.
And there's one more element: the Arab script. I'm fascinated by the beautiful calligraphy; to me it's an art form. We did not have the time to ask our guide for a general translation of the writing on the entry wall but I'm hoping that fellow blogger Candi might be able to tell us something about it.