Monday, September 6, 2010

Magic Villages - Huamantla
















It is impossible to become weary of the richness of colour, and light, and the interplay with shadows here in Mexico. Feast your eyes on these ochre, russet, terracotta, and dusky pink hues as the magic village of Huamantla slides languidly into late, late afternoon.....
















Appreciate the architectural details of wrought iron balconies, beautiful windows, lamps, and signs - all features of the distinctive colonial heritage of this town - and all throwing longer and longer shadows as sunset approaches....


















Magic villages are thus named and designated as they offer the visitor a "magical experience" in terms of culture, heritage, and tradition. Need I say more?? Only that Huamantla is 47km east of Tlaxcala - check the sign in the last post - and thus only two and half hours away from Mexico City. What are you waiting for??

6 comments:

Marites said...

such pretty colors of the building. I like how you did with the collage. have a good week!

Luna Miranda said...

amazing collages. the colors and shadows are fantastic. a very interesting place.

...louciao... said...

Colour-coordinated villages: So charming and pleasing to the eye.

Joanna said...

I just love the colour-coordinated mosaics of this town. I would love to go there. I'll just click my heels three times and maybe it will work?

Fly Girl said...

Ahh, que lindo! The colors are gorgeous and the architecture is so charming. Wish I was there now...

Catherine said...

glad you all liked this place this week - comments much appreciated..