Thursday, January 21, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday 43 - Centro Historico DF
















Last weekend the sun reappeared in Mexico City after a ten day absence and the coldest time I have ever experienced here!! Ok it was only zero degrees, but without any heating and large picture windows and ceramic floors in my flat, that felt pretty brutal!! But hey the sun was out again, so that meant the shadows had come out to play too!!












The streets in the Centro Historico all specialise in selling certain wares - there is the street Francisco Madera where you buy gold jewellery, Calle Bolivar where you buy musical instruments, Dolores where you go to buy lighting and eat Chinese food, a street for bicicycles, printing stationery and so on. Calle Roma is the centre of auto shops and mechanics with displays of tyres and hub caps that quite become works of art in their own right...don't you think???


It is one of my favourite parts of the city to wander and take photographs as you always see something totally new or unexpected... For more fun with shadows click here for Shadow Shot Sunday... Enjoy!!

23 comments:

Fly Girl said...

Only zero degrees! We consider that cold in Chicago so I don't know what you call it in Mexico. Glad the sun is back. Those wheels do make interesting displays.

Ralph said...

The auto wheels are great in your pictures. The spokes on the metal racks leave shadows looking like pinwheels of different designs. Although cold for the area, the sun is strong and during the day it warms up, if only slightly...

Sylvia K said...

Zero!! Yes, that would be cold in Mexico! I did have a small fireplace in my apartment, but with all the big windows, it didn't do much more than add a rosy glow -- pretty, but not very warm! I love your shadow shots -- as always. What interesting shadows the auto wheels make! Have a great weekend! Glad you have some sun again!

Sylvia

Jonny Hamachi said...

A whole street for bicycles!!!

Fun shots.

Sam said...

Love these wheels - circles upon circles!

christina said...

Lovely shadow pictures!

chubskulit said...

I love those circular shadows.

My shadow shots

simchieinspires said...

Beauty, beauty & sunny makes your shots perfect.

Am envious with your wonderful weather.

Happy SS, dearie bloggie friend.

xoxo

Joops said...

Those are very useful shadows.

My Mugs shadows

Stine in Ontario said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! You have a great eye!

I'm so surprised that the temperature reached freezing in Mexico City. I bet everyone was wearing many layers of clothing to keep warm.

Hey Harriet said...

Nice wheels! I've never seen them displayed so artfully before. I've never experienced zero temps before either, and that sounds very cold to me!

Cassie said...

What WONderful shots!! The shadows are great. It got cool here in Phoenix last week too. Also unusual amount of rain (for this time of year).

Crafty Green Poet said...

very stylish shadow shots....

Sweet Repose said...

Very industrial looking shadows, cool street art...I feel your pain with the zero temps, while living in Florida and the temps would drop, my walk-in tiled shower was like walking into a meat locker...brrrrr...glad the sun is back for you, not quite for me.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

wonderful shadows - real works of art those wheels.

wanderlust said...

These are great! Love the black and white, and I really love the one with the man pushing the cart. Just right!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

We rarely have zero degrees - 6ºC and it's really cold here! I like the tyre artwork and wonderful reflection/shadows.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Gallery Juana said...

Hola! We are on the same side of the world now. It got pretty cold up here too and it was brutal without a heater.

Love the blog photo of Nopales. I have been cooking them lately. And like your sss photo shows, there are so many interesting things to view in Mexico!

Oh ... and visiting that museum is on my list of things I want to do.

Jazzbumpa said...

I sure hope you mean 0 Celsius!

Great shadow shots from the hub of the city.

Cheers!
JzB

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Great shadow shot. I love the patterns they make.

Catherine said...

Hi everyone - thanks so much for all your appreciative comments this week..

Dorte said...

Great shadow shots!

Dan Kent said...

The pictures of these hubs are beautiful! I like the first one, with the few lined up, and the later ones where there are so many. I like that you chose black and white too. Wonderful.