Friday, January 18, 2019

Wit's End Photo Challenge

Wit's End Weekly Challenge Repeating Patterns

Mazatlan Mexico

Beijing China

Toledo Spain

Weekend Roundup

Welcome to The Weekend Roundup...hosted by Tom The Back Roads Traveler
Skywatch Friday
ABC Wednesday

1. Starts with "C."
2. A Favorite
3.  Candy

In the last round I used all things TTC, Toronto Transit Corporation.

This time I am going random!!!

Starts with "C"

Three Cs on this sign!


Creepy character over entrance to the Copala church.


Cotton Candy 

Pull Up a Seat

Pull Up a Seat

January 2019 - El Quelite Mexico

Around town.

Carol's not too sure about this one.

Weekend Reflections

Posting at Weekend Reflections

July 2018 - Toronto ON

Thursday, January 17, 2019

A Photo a Week

A Photo a Week Challenge VANISHING POINT

January 2019 - Mazatlan Mexico

John took this the other night after dinner.

The "new" bridge to Durango.

Restaurant mural in El Quelite

Thursday Doors.

Linking up at Norm's Thursday Doors.

January 2019 - Mazatlan Mexico

More Mazatlan Doors.

Beware of Santa luring unsuspecting cruise ship tourists into a jewelry shop.

Spice shop.

Another spice shop.

High voltage.

Time for a beer?

Bathroom break

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.

January 2019 - Mazatlan Mexico

I haven't come across any new words in my reading this week. But I have been pondering (insert John shaking his head) the English language as I have read some words that made me think.


an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life and with opportunities for progress.
"she spent three years training for a business career"

move swiftly and in an uncontrolled way in a specified direction."the car careered across the road and went through a hedge"


a flattened structure of a higher plant, typically green and blade-like, that is attached to a stem directly or via a stalk. Leaves are the main organs of photosynthesis and transpiration.
turn over (the pages of a book or the papers in a pile), reading them quickly or casually. "he leafed through the stack of notes"

And then I was doing a photo challenge for the word LIST.


a series of names or other items written or printed together in a meaningful grouping or sequence so as to constitute a record

a careening, or leaning to one side, as of a ship.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

Blue and Yellow

January 2019 - Mazatlan Mexico

Sitting on beach.

I took these the day I learned what the next challenge was.

And then on Saturday we went to El Quelite and ate here.

Dutch's Tuesday Photo Challenge

Dutch's Tuesday Photo Challenge BREEZE

January 2019 - El Quelite Mexico

Dream catchers stir gently in a warm breeze.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Foto Tunes

Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme. 

Wordless Wednesday Wordless Be There 2day Kammie's Odd Ball Challenge

January 2019 - Mazatlan Mexico

So many songs come to mind from sad phone call songs to red dresses. 
Several women were having a photo shoot Plaza Machado the other night.

Lady in Red (most obvious)

Hi-heel Sneakers (Elvis lyrics in Spanish)

If Love is a Red Dress



I Just Called

Monday Mural

I'm linking up at Monday Mural

January 2019 - Mazatlan Mexico

Some murals we found as we strolled along Av Camarón Sábalo.

Mary's Burgers/Casita Maria
The rose/bow-tie are over the washroom doors.

Sadly, the mural, that I had named Mary, on the side street beside Mary's, is now gone.

Further along is El Cochito Sinaloense restaurant. Click here for a 2017 post when it had another name.

On the side street across from Starbucks.

Inside the parking lot.

On the way I caught this mural at the entrance to a restaurant.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

2018 Recap



One Word Sunday LIST

I don't usually make handwritten notes, as I use apps on my phone for tracking most things, such as my grocery list is kept in Out of Milk app  and my store loyalty cards are stored in Flipp which also provides flyers for local stores.

But this was the first photo I took when I got my new phone last year.

inSPIREd Sunday

Sally and Beth host inSPIREd Sunday!  

November 2018 - Barcelona Spain

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona. The cathedral was constructed from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries, with the principal work done in the fourteenth century. The cloister, which encloses the Well of the Geese (Font de les Oques) was completed in 1448. In the late nineteenth century, the neo-Gothic façade was constructed over the nondescript exterior that was common to Catalan churches. The roof is notable for its gargoyles, featuring a wide range of animals, both domestic and mythical.

The cathedral is dedicated to Eulalia of Barcelona, co-patron saint of Barcelona, a young virgin who, according to Catholic tradition, suffered martyrdom during Roman times in the city. One story says that she was exposed naked in the public square and a miraculous snowfall in mid-spring covered her nudity. The enraged Romans put her into a barrel with knives stuck into it and rolled it down a street (according to tradition, the one now called Baixada de Santa Eulàlia). The body of Saint Eulalia is entombed in the cathedral's crypt.

The choir stalls retain the coats-of-arms of the knights of the Order of the Golden Fleece. In his first trip into Spain, Charles, the future Holy Roman Emperor, selected Barcelona as the site of a chapter of his Order. The king had arrived for his investiture as Count of Barcelona, and the city, as a Mediterranean port, offered the closest communication with other far-flung Habsburg dominions, while the large proportions of the cathedral would accommodate required grand ceremonies. In 1518 the Order's herald, Thomas Isaac, and its treasurer, Jean Micault, were commissioned to prepare the sanctuary for the first sitting of the chapter in 1519.

The crypt.