Friday, August 20, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday 66 - Malinalco















Malinalco is one of those magic villages just a few hours from Mexico City which makes for a wonderful weekend retreat when the city gets a little too much. With its own valley microclimate, tropical flowers and plants flourish to provide tranquil havens like this garden of the adobe boutique hotel Casa Mora (http://www.casamora.net/ ) run by an artist couple who occupy separate private wings (echos of Frida and Diego??) and rent out 5 beautifully decorated rooms.
Check out the following collages to see where you could be escaping to at the weekends if you live here in Mexico City....































Check out Shadow Shot Sunday for more shadowplay, and check out Weekend Reflections for more fun with reflections....Enjoy!

















For more details and photos of the village of Malinalco itself click here.....

20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Wow! You have such beautiful shadows and reflections! And such a delightful variety of both! Love that sunshine in Mexico! Really marvelous captures, Catherine! Hope you enjoy a great weekend!

Sylvia

Joanna said...

I so love the criss crossed leaves and the shadows. Not to mention the collages of Mexican retreats.

michael said...

That does look like a delightful escape. Such a contrast to the huge city.

陳嘉容 said...

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Owen said...

Hi Catherine... looks decidedly naughty of you to go lounge about in such beautiful places, but I guess someone has to do it, and blog about it... maybe you could invite us all over for a weekend blogging party ?
:-)

The Author said...

Hi Catherine, If you're still in Malinalco tomorrow, maybe it's time we finally meet. I'm here until the end of the month. Call 147-1168. Jim Johnston

Ralph said...

There is a magical air about this getaway village, starting with the foggy reflections in the pool. Old describes the view, but charming is an even better descriptor. To relax in peace and quiet...

Catherine said...

thansk for all your comments everyone...much appreciated

Jim - would love to meet up but will have to be back in the city as I am already back at work - school term started last Thursday...do you have a house down in Malinalco?? How wonderful if you do!!- I love the place ever since i discovered it last year!!

Tom Hilton said...

Looks like a lovely place...and that palm frond shot is really great.

EG Wow said...

Looks like a paradise - complete with shadows and reflections. My camera would love it there (and so would I).

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Inspired by one of your shots:

The Blessed Virgin
offers protection to all
who seek her favor.

Shadowy Getaway

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

Great shadow shots you show us!
Happy SSS!

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Paula Scott said...

Oh, my! An incredible image! You always have something that has such high visual impact, which, I suppose is not only a result of your keen eye, but also living in a place that lends itself to such images.
And those weekend getaways-gosh, I am ready to hop on a plane to any one of those places!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Your shadows and reflections are just beautiful!

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

What a beautiful getaway...with loads of great shadows and reflections. I love your fronds one:)

Ruth said...

Lovely shadow and reflection shots! I enjoyed all your photos. Must be a very interesting place to visit. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings!

anka said...

I want such a leaves hideout from heat and sun. Lovely shots for the week!

Sweet Repose said...

WOW...what a neat shot, basket weave palm shadows!!!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Love your collage with all your great shots!

So profsy... love it...

Have a fun SS

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