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Weekly Photo Challenge: Faces

Faces, whether real or imagined, always tell a story…

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And those stories can also be true or invented.

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Enjoy many more FACES here: http://wheresmybackpack.com/2015/11/13/travel-theme-faces/

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge #45

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Live Statue? Street Mime? I don’t know the official name for these street characters – they are not really mimes because they don’t move, barely blinking an eye. And being people, they aren’t really statues. But always they are inventive and entertaining! This fellow sat in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Enjoy other Odd Ball Photos here: http://ceenphotography.com/2015/11/08/cees-odd-ball-photo-challenge-2015-week-45/

Tlacotalpan, Where is Everybody?

Tlacotalpan, Veracruz, is a small city with a population of almost 9,000. During the 24 hours we spent there, we saw probably less than 50. Where were they? Walking the streets was a bit eerie, as the streets of Mexican towns and cities are usually full of people walking, talking, eating, and laughing. Few stores or businesses were open.  Granted, the blustery gray day wasn’t the best for outdoor activities; apparently they were experiencing a “norte,” the local name for cold fronts from the north that dominate the weather from October to April. Still, I’ve never known a little cold to hamper socializing and shopping!

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UNESCO granted World Heritage Site status to Tlacotalpan in 1998 partly due to to its graceful  style of architecture.

Click on any photo in the gallery for a slideshow.

The reason for including colorful arches on the logo is obvious – and if your building doesn’t have arches just paint them on!

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A few hardy souls braved the brisk wind!

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We strolled the streets and enjoyed the artwork and other intriguing sights, but we never found a hot coffee nor a cold beer!

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Street scenes in tile decorated many park benches.

 

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Tlacotalpan is well known for its Feb. 2 festival “Our Lady of Candlemas.” If you are looking for action, I recommend visiting then. But you are welcome anytime!

A Word A Week Challenge: Mural

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Two very different murals on opposite sides of a Oaxaca street!

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Enjoy more mural posts here: https://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-mural/

The World Has So Much to Offer…

And in this corner of the world is Oaxaca!

Life in Oaxaca is rich withHumorous art

HUMOR

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THE PAST

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THE FUTURE

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 FOOD

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ART

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NATURE

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WONDERFUL HIDDEN PLACES

I hope  readers will learn from and smile at my photographic stories!

Murals of Zaachila

In honor of the Day of the Dead (November 2), art students have displayed their talents on walls and doors in the town of Zaachila, Oaxaca, Mexico. While recently hiking through the town, we were treated to this wonderful artwork!

Some are humorous…
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Others not so much…
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Some may carry a message or tell a story…

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Others are just fun to look at…

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But all of them will make you think.

Travel theme: Winter

 

WINTER IN OAXACA

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Walk on the shady side

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Relax in the zócalo

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Enjoy the many outdoor events – almost ALL deserve fireworks!

However, if you are yearning for those white flakes…

there are rooftop snowmen…

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Will the sun shine tomorrow???

or this winter wall should be a gentle reminder!

Wall of Winter!

Detail of a large wall mural on Niños Heroes

Click here to see more of the weekly photo challenges for travel theme winter.

What Do the Walls Say?

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