Tag Archives: Mexico

Weekly Photo Challenge: YELLOW

What’s yellow? Mexico is yellow! So many things that were beautiful, eye-catching, interesting, different about San Miguel de Allende, a colonial city in central Mexico, happened to be yellow. Here are some. Our casita on Calle 28 de abril was always cheerful … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ABOVE (3)

We eat horizontally, but look vertically —  Looking down from above, here are some summer lunches, maybe vaguely Spanish in theme? Or Mexican, perhaps? A Spanish speaking, warm country, at any rate. And delicious in any language, this sort-of-paella but … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: BLUE (2)

On a side street just a block away from the Jardin in the centro of San Miguel de Allende, in the state of Guanajuato in Mexico, you will find these blue doors. They are often locked, looking like they’ve stood that way since … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CONTRAST

This week’s challenge is exciting! At first I fixated on Light and Shadow, pairs I frequently focus on. But then other opposing pairs began parading in a stately manner before me: Day and Night, Mother and Child, Inside and Outside, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CELEBRATION, 3

Here are two of husband Frank’s photos taken at a celebration of Palm Sunday in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Servers and incense bearers lead the way up through the narrow cobblestoned steets, followed by a float bearing Christ entering … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured

“If you roughly distinguish between nature and civilization, decay could be seen as nature (re-)claiming its reign. I am always delighted with finding traces of ‘the tooth of time’ in an urban setting (or on an abandoned army airfield) because … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ENTRANCE

Still in San Miguel de Allende, another entrance: On Palm Sunday, Jesus entering “Jerusalem” on his donkey, solemnly processing through the crowded streets of San Miguel. In this devout city, Easter Week is filled with celebrations solemn and joyous, stark … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ENTRANCE

An idyllic winter refuge against New England’s snow and ice: this is the casita which we rented for a month in San Miguel de Allende, a charming colonial city in the highlands north of Mexico City. It’s the kind of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Worn Well

In a solemn Palm Sunday procession through the steep calles of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a face stands out in the throng — an old face, worn, well lived-in, achieving the beauty of age and dignity:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Worn

A very congenial theme! Looking through my photo archives, how many things worn have appealed to me — walls, rocks, days, doors, faces — Here’s the first one, a wall in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico:

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