Thursday, April 1, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday 53 - Real de Catorce




















This week's shadow shot was taken in the streets of Real de Catorce - way out in the desert, way, way North of Mexico City. It is a former silver mining town and a former ghost town which is slowly coming back to life.....



















Have you ever seen such a blue sky?? The light is so beautiful and clear that it makes for a photographer's paradise, plus culturally and architecturally it is such a rich town to visit....




















From Mexico City, without a car, you need to take 4 buses via San Luis Potosi, and Matehuela with the final bus journey taking you through the 2km one way tunnel - the only way into Real de Catorce. Difficult to reach, but well worth the effort! For other shadow shots this week, check out Shadow Shot Sunday by clicking here. Have Fun!

18 comments:

Fly Girl said...

That sky looks totaolly manufactured with cobalt paint! That's a lot of buses to get to Real but it is lovely.

sarayutouched said...

my daughter has been in mexico city this week. she is with her spanish class-about 50 people all together...she is having a blast.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what lovely photos, it looks well worth the long journey to get there...

Mildred said...

How very nice to meet you. What outstanding photos. What an interesting place to visit and the sky is magnificent. Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do remember those intensely blue skies!! Fantastic post and very interesting not to mention the terrific shadow shots! I also remember the seemingly endless bus rides on occasion, but I was fortunate when I lived there to have a marvelous driver who took me any and everywhere I wanted or needed to go. Hope you have a really great Easter weekend, Catherine!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

The adobe was built to last even if the tile roofs were not. It is amazing that although built for utility, the style is so elegant in this once abandoned village. To reclaim the past is wonderful...

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Wonderful to hear that ghost towns are coming back!
I love the first shot that is so grey and ancient looking.
And the wheelbarrow!

Sweet Repose said...

All I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW!!!

The blue sky is remarkable and so is the village come back to life! What a day trip!

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

Most interesting to read about this silver town and the sky is amazing :) so blue!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

The sunny day really feels calm here. The blue skies makes my day feels so bright here up in Scandinavia.

Happy Easter to you.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

That sky IS gorgeous! Glad to hear that this "ghost town" is starting to come back - always nice to hear! Thanks for traveling all of that way to share the pictures!

Beverley Baird said...

What great photos! Beautiful sky!
Can't say I could do a 2km enclosed tunnel!

Hey Harriet said...

Oh gosh there's so much colour in your photos! I love how vibrant everything looks! Now that's a trip I'd love to take regardless of how many buses or how long the journey :)

Hope you have a most wonderful Easter weekend!

Cassie said...

Oooo what could be more in the shadows than a ghost town?! Great shots.
Happy Easter to you and yours!

tinasphotoblog said...

I love the shadow and the colours in these photos!

frayedattheedge said...

I didn't really notice the shadows - I was too busy drinking in the beautiful colours!!

Catherine said...

Thanks for all your comments this week - much appreciated - I am on my travels again so will catch up with more of you next week. Happy Easter!!

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

The empty wheel barrow is so evocative.