Friday, March 27, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday 7 - Coyoacan

Colonia Coyoacan (Place of the coyotes) used to be an outlying village South of the city, but now it has been incorporated into the urban southern sprawl of Mexico City itself. It is a beautiful barrio with quiet cobbled streets, plazas with gorgeous churches and colonial architecture, and weekend craft markets, but at night it has a lively vibe with many atmospheric cafes, bars and restaurants. It was also once home to Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky, and you can now visit their homes which have been restored as museums. Kahlo's blue house is a popular tourist spot, but make sure you don't miss Trotsky's time-warp house which has not changed at all since Stalin's agent Ramon Mercader inflicted damage with the notorious ice-pick.

Coyoacan is served by at least two metro stations - Coyoacan and Viveros. If you get off at Viveros ( plant nurseries ) you can spend a pleasant hour wandering through the shady park admiring the wide variety of different plants, shrubs and trees. The Colonia of Coyoacan is well worth a visit especially on Sundays.......For more shadow shots don´t forget to check out Hey Harriet by clicking here...

19 comments:

Hey Harriet said...

What wonderful swirly shadows! I'd sure love to visit Frida Kahlo's blue house :)

Enjoy your weekend away, and yes, I'm happy to add your link when the SSS post is up. No problem! :)

Sweet Repose said...

I have never been to Mexico, but hope to visit someday...the shadows are beautiful and make me feel warm though snow is on the horizon in Iowa.

Sylvia K said...

What beautiful shadows! Does remind me of my year in Mexico! Your information makes for a lovely visit. Thanks for sharing and Happy Shadow Shot!

Tom Hilton said...

Very nice--I especially like the close-up, with the intersecting patterns of shadow and wrought iron.

Jeri said...

Love the patterns, well done!

jo said...

Great shot, love the architectural quality

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

Beautiful swirls and lavender hues!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

How wonderful - love the soft colors & that last shadow - perfection!

BLOGitse said...

cool shadows...
never been to Mexico..maybe one day...

ZenDotStudio said...

these are wonderful shots. They'd make a great fabric or wallpaper pattern!

ahab said...

Gorgeous shadows.

Christy said...

lovely shadow shots, the second is my favourite

Raven said...

I love these. I love the soft colors of the first one and the wonderful detailed shadows of the second. Beautiful.

Fly Girl said...

Beautiful shades of blue!

Alexiev said...

Que linda reja... me encanta lo colonial... Great image... Beatifull...

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Lakshmi said...

lovely...

A Cuban In London said...

There's a calm effect coming from the combination of the blue wall and the shadow. Magical indeed.

Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

mononeil said...

Wonderful shapes with the shadows in the close up image. Well done.

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