Thursday, September 9, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday 69 - Pachuca pretty in pink and pistachio...















Colour and light here in Mexico are impossible to ignore, thus check out these shadow shots from the mining towns of Pachuca and Real de Monte - both rich in British history hence the legacy of the Cornish pasty in these parts brought by the Cornish miners...



















With the one-storey cottages and corrugated iron roofs, the British influenced architecture may be more prosaic than the Spanish colonial of recent posts, but don't you just love the bright colours and the patterns of the tangle of overhead cables, wires, and telegraph poles...



















For more fun with shadow patterns this week, check out Tracy's meme Shadow Shot Sunday by clicking here. Enjoy!

15 comments:

Tom Hilton said...

Great shadows, wonderful colors. Ah, I miss Mexico...

Ralph said...

The shapes of the buildings hav an old European/British style about them. But the bold colors have that Latin flair about them. Lovely is shape and color.

I've had a pasty or two on Cape Cod, and assume them to be as authentic as in England. However, prepared in the style of Britain and by Brits - perhaps a bit more authentic!

Beverley Baird said...

Love your shadows and the colours are wonderful!
The top ones look like a dragon is lurking!

Cassie said...

You are right about that! Gorgeous colors and also fine ShadowShots.

Paula Scott said...

I have always loved the bright and bold colors they use in Mexico. I think our paint companies are finally catching on to the appeal that vibrant colors have.
Nice color choices!

EG Wow said...

I look forward to your shadow shots because they are almost always colourful and also something I could not duplicate here in Canada.:)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love that pink! The shadows are really quite lovely on the paint color. Why is it, pink and pistachio look great in Mexico, yet crazy in the states?!!
Happy SSS!

Sweet Repose & Junk Revival said...

I never would've thought I'd ever own a pink house, let alone in Iowa...who knew!!!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

I love those wonderful colours, gorgeous shadows.

The Clip Cafe said...

Mexico has always had appeal to go there - love your shots :-)

Hey Harriet said...

I'm totally smitten with the colours of Mexico. I feel if I visited that my eyeballs would explode with happiness!

Re the polaroid effect of my photos: I took the photos using my iphone with a hipstamatic app. Lots of fun to play with :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Behind the mauve walls
a woman wipes away tears
and stifles a sob.


SSS: Come, Light

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Love the shadows you have captured here! And the colours are beautiful.

Catherine said...

thanks for all your lovely comments this week - much appreciated...

Maggie B said...

Love all of your shots, so colourful, vibrant and full of content.
I never knew about the Cornish pastie connection, how bizarre.
Maggie