Friday, May 27, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday 106 - Mexico City
















Where in Mexico City do you find these gorgeous blue walls and their shadowy, leafy patterns??






















At the Blue House of course - Frida Kahlo's stunning abode in the Southern barrio of Coyoacan. It was the first place I visited here in the Big Taco...and it will also be one of the last. Walking through the rooms, seeing all her artwork on display and her Mexican kitchen full of traditional ceramic pots, is special enough, but for me it is the garden that draws be back for repeat visits....





















It is in the garden where you can really appreciate the vibrancy of the blue, as well as the collection of Prehispanic and Mexican folk art tucked in every niche and corner.....





















It was lovely being there last weekend as the house and garden emptied in the late afternoon, and the early evening shadows took over......




















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16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous place! And I do love the BLUE! Terrific captures, Catherine, as always! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Cassie said...

Those are beautiful blue ShadowShots. If I ever make it to Mexico City Frida's place is one I would definately see. Such a colorful individualist she was. Happy SSS.

Ralph said...

The blue walls evoke the blue sky above. The shadows add a depth of texture to each structure, almost like arteries on the siding. Blue seems such a soothing color, like the cool blue of water. Such a lovely country!

frayedattheedge said...

What a stunning shade of blue - and the perfect backdrop for the leafy shadows.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful, Catherine. Wonderful blues.
— K

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

Paula Scott said...

Sigh-such beauty!!! I wonder if I will ever get to see this in person. One can only hope so.
Monaco, huh??? Wow! I live vicariously through your worldly adventures!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Since blue is my favorite colour, I was immediately attracted to these walls!


I ALMOST LOST MY SHADOW

I almost lost my shadow,
I left it in the park;
I heard my mommy calling,
For it was getting dark;

She has no use for shadows,
She thinks they are quite grim,
And when she saw my shadow,
She thought it was a “him.”

I had to educate her
And tell her it was “she”—
And now my faithful shadow
Is welcome as can be!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows in the Barrio

Greyscale Territory said...

Such a dazzling blue in a gorgeous place! And love the tone of the shadows on the blue!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

wow...this is quite amazing - that blue is so vibrant (and one of our favorite shades!) We imagine that you will miss these beautiful colors of Mexico Catherine!

Beverley Baird said...

What a stunning blue for the backdrop for all that art and those wonderful shadows! What a place to wander about!
Have a great weekend!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Simply stunning!!!! Bravo.

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Have a glorious day ahead.

A Wild Thing@Sweet Repose said...

Simply stunning, you are surely going to miss this beautiful surrounding when you move again, but what wonderful adventures, you must be terribly excited to travel on. Can't wait to see the photos of your new home front when you move, such contrast!

Joan said...

Gorgeous!

EG Wow said...

I must admit I never associate the colour blue with Mexico. :) But it sure does look beautiful in these photos with the gorgeous shadows. :)

Catherine said...

thanks for all the lovely comments this week - don't miss the chance to visit the Blue House....

Gary Denness said...

I visited Casa Azul back in 2003. Do I like blue? Well, when I returned back from my holiday (this is before I moved there) I did paint my interior blue and terracotta... :)