Thursday, February 17, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday 92 - Veracruz















I am spending this weekend in the beautiful state of Veracruz, five hours away from Mexico City towards the Gulf of Mexico. Veracruz itself is a lovely port city open on the water with a strong Caribbean flavour. The marimba bands, dilapidated colonial architecture, white-suited salsa dancers in the main plaza, and numerous coffee houses are all reminiscent of Havana in Cuba. Up in the hills an hour away, is the cool mountain University town of Xalapa, home of the jalapeno chilli pepper and an impressive Anthropological Museum displaying the huge Olmec stone heads. Twenty minutes away is the delightful magic village of Coatepec with its pretty patios and cute coffee shops. Veracruz State has a lot to delight the visitor...... as has Shadow Shot Sunday where you will find some stunning photographs from around the world......

21 comments:

Fly Girl said...

I love Veracruz! It's my favorite Mexican state. With all that Caribbean influence, you know why.

...louciao... said...

The description of Veracruz is as pleasing as the photograph. Lovely!

Sylvia K said...

Sounds like a great place to be right now! Hope you are having a terrific time. Always wanted to get to Veracruz, but just didn't make it! Enjoy your weekend!!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

Th Caribbean flavor shows up wonderfully here! The soft tone of the building is nice, the shady palms swaying in the sub-tropical breeze. The full palm shadows on the building give us a hint that we are that much closer to paradise...

sarayutouched said...

love that orange color...great backdrop for the palm trees...great shadows.

frayedattheedge said...

I love the colour of the building against the beautiful blue sky!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

It looks like a postcard.....and it beckons us to come and visit :) Have a great weekend Catherine!

EG Wow said...

You are making us ALL feel so jealous about your weekend away! The palm trees are making me feel even more envious.

Cassie said...

You are quite the travelin' gal! Lucky for us, so we get to share your shadows with you. Great ShadowShot made even better with the colorful paint on the building.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a beautiful place Veracruz sounds. Love the photograph gorgeous.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shadow shot!

My shadow entry

sue said...

Sounds like a fantastic weekend away, the shot almost seems to be painted, very serene and uncluttered.

Kay L. Davies said...

Gorgeous, Catherine. Now I have to add Veracruz to my list of future destinations.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sylvia K said...

Catherine, I don't know what happened, I did send you an email as I'm really excited about the chance to meet you!! My email address is sylviak04@msn.com. As soon as I get an email from you then I'll send my cell phone number!!

Sylvia

Beverley Baird said...

Love the colours of the places youphotograph in Mexico. Great shadows! Sounds like a good place to vacation!

twobarkingdogs said...

wonderful (and warm) photo.

Paula Scott said...

Dang! you get the neatest shots down there in Me-He-Coe! That looks like a painting.

Catherine said...

thanks for all the comments this week - very much appreciated as usual...

Hey Harriet said...

Love the triple palm trees! Your description of Veracruz has me wishing that I could just blink my eyes and be there! It sounds magical! I hope you've been having a wonderful time!

Catherine said...

Thanks Tracy for putting in the link and for your generous comments
much appreciated Catherine

RadkoAleks said...

I like Veracruz much! It's my favorite Mexican state. With all that Caribbean influence, you know why. Veracruz is awesome. I've been there in a nice villa bania bansko.