Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Texture


Texture

Toronto has a Textile Museum so that is where I went (in my 2018 archives) for my inspiration.





The brick wall outside at the entrance.


Dutch's Photo Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge SURFACE

February 2019 - Mazatlan Mexico

As we waited for the bus going to dinner the other night.



Monday, February 18, 2019

Foto Tunes

Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme.

February 2019 - Mazatlan Mexico

Found this at El Cid this week. This has been a Beatles trip, everyone seems to be playing their songs.



Monday Mural

I'm linking up at Monday Mural


February 2019 - Mazatlan Mexico

In a restaurant in Juarez. It shows all the sights you can see as you walk (or take a pulmonia, bottom right corner) along the Malecon.






Sunday, February 17, 2019

Juarez

February 2019 - Mazatlan Mexico

We've heard about the massive Juarez Flea Market or tianguis held on Sundays.
I looked up the directions by bus but decided to take a cab there and ended up in a pulmonia back.

These directions were more convoluted than they needed. It will be the bus next time!


Suffice to say that you can find almost anything here! Ask John, he bought three pairs of shorts for $500 pesos.
The streets are filled with items for sale, from shampoo to brooms to washing machines! There is underwear, socks, jeans, shirts, perfume, CDs, hammers, batteries, anything! And the food!





Need a haircut? Not a problem.









Lost the remote again? Not a problem.





Tshirt says "show your charme".



We venture out of the flea market and wander the busy streets around the municipal market that is open everyday.






Looking back at the flea market.







Finally found one of the landmarks mentioned in the directions. The head of Benito Juarez.
Benito Pablo Juárez García was a Mexican lawyer and president of Mexico, of Zapotec origin from Oaxaca. He was of poor, rural, indigenous origins, but he became a well-educated, urban professional and politician, who married a socially prominent woman of Oaxaca City, Margarita Maza.


And another landmark, the tortilla maker.




After visiting the church (photos next Sunday) we got a pulmonia.

Quick video.



Some photos snapped as we drove.



I saw at least one other sculpture like these that I missed, John captured these.



We think we'll take the bus back one day to wander some more.

Neighbourhood Watch

February 2019 - Mazatlan Mexico

Yesterday we went looking for a church and decided to check out the neighbourhood. This is just off Av. Sabalo which is a very busy street lined with hotels, shops and restaurants as well as the main thoroughfare for buses.

But back here it was serene and quiet.












I LOVE this colour.