Sunday, June 21, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday 19 - Huamantla - Four lamps and a Corona sign....

Huamantla is another charming "pueblo magico" in the State of Puebla about two and a half hours East of Mexico City. It has a picturesque zocalo and colonial historic centre, and is perhaps most famed for its August festival which includes a Pamplona style running of the bulls through the cobbled streets. It should perhaps be famed for the highest number of colonial lamps attached to walls anywhere in Mexico, which coupled with the very long afternoon shadows of a very hot day, create this week's shadow shot post...





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12 comments:

Chris said...

Thanks to your shadows, I've seen "the light" ha ha! Nice shadows!

jen laceda said...

These are awesome! Those lamps kind of remind me of lamps on the Marrakech medina walls!

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

I enjoy visiting all the towns in Mexico through your blog! Nice shots of the colonial lamps.

Hey Harriet said...

What superb lamp shadows. And I just love the colours and the textured backgrounds in each shot. Oh and that Corona shadow got me all excited. Corona is my favourite beer. I'm guessing it costs a lot less over there than it does to purchase here!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Lamp and balcony
spread shadows across house wall
like wet gray stucco.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What an awesome idea of shadow shots.

My hubby giggled when I said, "nice lamps---then--- I said, BEER sign". He loves this beer, therefore.

Have a happy evening!

yyam said...

These are really lovely shadows Catherine! I'm a fan of light fixtures and I love these colonial lamps.:)

Paula Scott said...

I love this series of shots! Bueno!

Wolynski said...

Great photos. Why are they called colonial lamps? Is it that the invaders brought them?

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

I love the sharp crisp shadows caused by wrought iron objects! These are especially graceful.

A Cuban In London said...

Oh, yes, this reminded me of Trinidad in Cuba, when i was there back in February. What time did your shot take place? For some reason it brings back memories of the evening sun diving into the sea and casting long shadows on the walls of the colonial buildings of Trinidad. That lamp should get an audition on 'Mexico's Got Talent'. It has a lot going for it. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

marietom said...

jolis jeux d'ombres et de lumières.