Sunday, September 12, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday 70 - Mexico's Bicentennial
















As a tribute to Mexico's Bicentennial celebrated this week, the shadow shots are all of the Mexican flag and bunting proudly displayed on every building to mark 200 years of Independence...


















The shadows of the bunting strung up on every street create interesting patterns on the terracotta walls...
















The strong sunlight makes the shadow flags throw bold and striking shapes on the ochre walls......

All these shots were taken in the charming town of San Miguel de Allende - close to the cradle of Mexican Independence. For more shadowplay from around the world, check out Shadow Shot Sunday by clicking here.... You won't be disappointed!

26 comments:

Fly Girl said...

I love flags with vibrant colors. I think Mexico's flag matches the Mexican spirit perfectly.

Roberto M. Alves said...

I enjoy visiting your blog. The photos are great and perfect reflections.

Greetings

Peter said...

Viva Mexico, viva the beautiful flags ... and the shadows!

Cate said...

A belated Happy Birthday Mexico!!! Didn't think it was this young.

Joyful said...

Very lovely shots. I like the colours of the building and the contract with the flags and banners.

JulietinDF said...
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Mexico Cooks! said...

Catherine, my name is Cristina Potters. I write the website Mexico Cooks!--if you haven't seen it, I think you'd like it a lot. It's at http://www.mexicocooks.typepad.com. You might even want to add it to your blog roll.

Juliet Lambert recommended your blog to me and suggested that I write to you with an invitation to a DF blogger's meeting in October. Please email me for particulars. I look forward to hearing from you ASAP and meeting you at the DF meeting in a couple of weeks.

Cristina
Mexico Cooks!
patalarga@baddog.com.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

banderas
flying everywhere
freedom day

Shadowy St. Whoever

Sylvia K said...

I thought something looked familiar! Of course, San Miguel de Allende!! Terrific captures and great shadows! Brought back lots of memories!! Have a wonderful weekend, Catherine!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

The sun is strong, so the flags are accented in shape and shadow. The flag of the magnificent country leaves a shadow that impresses mightily, the triangular lags leave a fun shadow behind. So nicely captured. Viva!

frayedattheedge said...

Super shadow shots - the coloured walls provide the perfect backdrop for the shadow flags.

Tom Hilton said...

These are wonderful--such great colors! Viva Mexico!

Cassie said...

Mexico is such a colorful place. Even ShadowShots are vibrant!! Have a great week.

Beverley Baird said...

What gorgesous crisp shadows and beautiful skies!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful photos. Mexico has been through a lot in 200 years, and comes through with flags flying!! I love it.

Kay
Alberta, Canada

Paula Scott said...

Still a relatively young country! Are you there now? I envy you being there for the celebrations and the food! Lovely shots of SMA. That place is on my 'list'. You know, the bucket list.

EG Wow said...

How appropriate to post the flags and their shadows for Mexico's bicentennial!

Linnea said...

Charming shots! I love them. Hope you enjoyed the celebration.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Beautiful strong colours and shadows.

Happy Birthday Mexico..

wanderlust said...

So colorful and festive!

Arija said...

I just love all those floating, sailing shadows on the warm glow of the walls.
Great captures.

Spadoman said...

I love these shadow shots. How I wish I could go to visit San Miguel. A freind and blogger hosts a journey there in November for Los Dios de Los Muertos, a holiday I celebrate every year. I couldn't afford the trip this time, but I will go next year for sure. They are going to San Miguel de Allende, small world.
Excellent photos of shdows and flags.

Peace.

Meri said...

These are really fun! I especially like how the little triangles have held tightly to their shapes.

Barbara said...

Viva Mexico !!! Viva shadow Shots !!!

Hey Harriet said...

Lovely! Those mosaics you created are gorgeous! I bet the celebrations were a lot of fun! Happy birthday Mexico!

Catherine said...

thanks for all the great comments this week - much appreciated..