Friday, October 1, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday 72 - Balloon Seller, Pachuca.




















In every zocalo and plaza throughout Mexico, you will always find the balloon seller (or even more often competing balloon sellers), an iconic image, which along with the shoeshiners, candyfloss spinners, barrel organ grinders, and bubble blowers, establishes the time-warp appeal of both Mexico City and the rest of the country....



















These ubiquitous balloon sellers always add a wonderfully rich extra splash of colour to the zocalos they inhabit. Pictured above are those in Pachuca and Chapultepec Park, Mexico City, but what about this feast for the eyes in Oaxaca...












And check out this cheerful guy selling balloons in Cholula Plaza (near Puebla)...

For more fun with shadows, proceed to Shadow Shot Sunday by clicking here...

17 comments:

...louciao... said...

Olé in a big way, chica! So colourful and such fun. It's a real party for the eyes here. I love the look and feeling of your new blog surroundings, too. It really underlines all the vivid colours of the magical scenes you capture.

Tom Hilton said...

What a fun set of shots. Like so many of yours, these really take me back...

EG Wow said...

This is certainly an interesting slice of Mexican life. I didn't know sellers of balloons were common there.

Martha Z said...

Great shadow and beautiful ballons. They do add quite a splash of color to the scene.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love all the colors and such beautiful balloons! Yes, they bring back lots of memories for me, too. What fun shadow shots for the day! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Catherine!!

Sylvia

Paula Scott said...

How colorful! How fun! I know that there in Mexico, the celebration of life seems far richer than we are able to do it here on a daily basis.

anka said...

The balloons looks so happy. Great shot!

Kay L. Davies said...

Your photos always remind me how much I love Mexico. Now I'm sorry I never bought a balloon!

Adios, Catherine, y buena suerte!

Kay
Alberta, Canada

Joanna said...

Great shots of balloons. I have some from Zamora and Mazatlan and Patzcuaro. Like Kay, your blog reminds me how much I love Mexico. And I also love your header with the VWs!

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

How fabulous to have balloon sellers around town, they really would add to the colour and mood. I’d love to visit Mexico and the idea of balloon sellers dotted around adds to my desire!

Ralph said...

The balloons add so much to a gathering of fun - all seeking parade and festival activities know they arrived as the vendors are in place with their colorful wares, on sale for all...

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What color. I wouldn't be happy with just one balloon, I'd want all of them.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What color. I wouldn't be happy with just one balloon, I'd want all of them.

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

What a hoot and the colors so vibrant, how did we ever grow up with such plain balloons...technology strikes again!

Laura said...

wonderful balloon shadows...and such colorful balloons too!

Beverley Baird said...

Puts a smile on your face to see all those balloons! Great photo for SSS!

Catherine said...

thanks for all the appreciative comments this week - I love reading them all...