Saturday, June 18, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday 109 - Santa Maria La Ribera, DF




















Where would you find these lovely green shadows in Mexico City??





















Well they are on the walls of just an ordinary city apartment block on Calle Santa Maria La Ribera - but on the way to my favourite square in the whole of the city..........



















Tucked away in the heart of the very ordinary working class neighbourhood of La Ribera is this gorgeous gem of a square - complete with Moroccan Pavillion. Last Saturday, as I arrived here, there was a full orchestra inside playing music most sublime - Such serendipity and just another reason to enjoy wandering the streets of Mexico City....




















For more shadow shots around the world this week - click here - Enjoy!

14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Lovely captures as always, Catherine! Love the soft green colors! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

You have an unmatched knack for finding shadows, Catherine. These look like artworks on the side of an apartment building. Wonderful.
— K

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

A Cuban In London said...

You know, before I even read your comments, I thought to myself: this can't be possible. Green shadows? The effect is mesmerising. I kept looking at your stunning photos for a good ten minutes. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Cassie said...

Your ShadowShots from Mexico are always so beautiful. Will you miss Mexico City when you move?? I'm looking forward to exciting shots from Moracco. It's fun seeing these places through your camera's eye. Happy SSS.

Ralph said...

The mundane apartment flats are not necessarily stylish, allowing comfort in the living arrangements - all the residents seek.

But a plaza like this is beautiful, a stunning gathering place. This place thus allows the residents to leave the comfortable flats and mingle is a wonderful setting. So nice!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Aren't you going to miss Mexico?

I ONCE HAD A SHADOW

I once had a shadow—or did she have me?
My shadow and I could never agree.
I would say something, she’d say the reverse;
Our arguments flared, my lips I would purse,
Refusing to speak to her anymore—
So my shadow got up and marched out the door!
I have not seen her from that day to this—
That’s one stubborn shadow I surely don’t miss!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadow Guards

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Hi Catherine!! We are adoring your color of green this week...with - and without shadows! (It's one of our fav's!!)
Enjoy your weekend!
Karla & Karrie

Jeanette said...

Great Shadow Shots. The green shadows are very interesting and lovely and the Plaza is so beautiful. A great place for photos. Thanks for sharing!

Hey Harriet said...

It's such a sweet yummy shade of green. I'd love to live in an area surrounded with so much gorgeous colour! If feeling a little blue, I'd just step outside and be cheered up by all the happy colours! Enjoy the rest of your weekend Catherine :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

Vintage 1930's Basketball Team is my Shadow Shot today. Do stop by if you can find time.

Happy Sunday!!!

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

I love that shade of green...makes a great backdrop for some cool shadow shots!

Beverley Baird said...

You always take us on such a lovely tour of places - makes me want to visit!
Lovely shadows for the week!

Paula Scott said...

That is insane! As in, insanely gorgeous!
What a lovely contrast between that vibrant green and the shadows...

...louciao... said...

Maybe in the colourful world of Mexico a green apartment buildng is ordinary, but not so much in my part of the world! The tree shadows look like artwork.

Visiting the Moroccan Pavillion and listening to the music pouring forth must be like stepping back into another time.
What delightful strolls you take!