Postcard from Oaxaca, Mexico: Walls speak volumes about life and death and the politics in between

As usual, the abundance of street art photos snapped in Oaxaca this year required more than one post. The creators spare no punches in their commentaries about life or current affairs.

 

Postcard from Guanajuato, Mexico: The illusive vermillion flycatcher and random roundup

He was handsome. And he knew it. Most mornings I would find him sitting on a limb outside our window as though to greet me. But he was a tease and would flitter off to a high bamboo pole on the far side of the yard the second a lens was pointed his direction.

This is the final delivery of postcards from our fall sojourn in colorful Guanajuato.

Postcard from Guanajuato, Mexico: Where the Spanish found pots of silver at the end of the rainbow

Wrote so many things about Guanajuato two years ago that few words are necessary. Here is a batch of photos mined there during our meanderings there this past fall.

My favorite photo here is the rooftop overflow “parking lot” for El Nino Medico. The toy cars left with prayers for El Nino in his glass quarters in Templo de la Compania de Jesus always mount up, sometimes to the point of almost burying him. There were so many stuffed inside this trip that the faithful began parking them on top of his quarters. I am including a photo after the illegally parked cars have been towed away once again by church guardians.