Mexico, Photographs, Travel

One last stop in Guanajuato [Photo]

Today is Independence Day, the Fourth of July, George Washington’s birthday and the feast day of St. Benjamin Franklin! Happy 4th to all my US readers. I arrived safe and sound in the US despite some customs hiccups. Perhaps appropriately, today will be the last of my Mexico photos, at least for now.

I had to seek this one out. One day I was wandering through some new callejones (apparently other expats are scared to do this? Guys it’s just houses!) and I came upon what I call the Alley of the Flores, because every single balcony was hung with flower pots and the whole thing was painted bright colors. I wanted a picture right away but (of course) had no camera on me. I made a mental note to get return another day and take photos.

When that day came, I rounded the corner into Flores and stopped in my tracks. It was every bit as pretty as I remembered, but someone had thoughtfully parked a brand new VW that perfectly matched the trim paint of the alley. It’s like they knew I was coming.

Photo by André

Photo by André

I’m pretty happy with how this one turned out. I took a bunch of photos from different angles, and this isn’t quite my favorite but it has the best colors. What do you think? How could I have made it better?

Anyway, so long Guanajuato, hello beach town. I’m having a cookout this evening with my Texas friends. What are y’all doing?

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6 thoughts on “One last stop in Guanajuato [Photo]

  1. priyanka says:

    So colorful . It’s like a whole new different world :) I don’t know anything about photography , but this picture is just so beautiful .

  2. Love It! The shiny green VDub is a really nice accent. I can’t help but wonder what people are growing and why. The only problem is that I can’t fit the entire photo on my PC screen :)

    • There is zooming…. :)

      Good question about what they’re growing. I saw a lot of aloe plants in Mexico, although people usually put those on the rooftop for maximum sun. They’re considered good luck plus of course the practical uses. In the picture, some of these pots really do just have decorative flowers, and I see some ferns as well, which makes sense in a shady alley. (I have a few other shots of the alley that aren’t as great of pictures but show a little more of the plants.) I’m not sure how much growing your own kitchen herbs is part of the culture there, but it wouldn’t surprise me either.

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