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Gallery: a Mexican miscellany

Enrique Pena Nieto, former Mexican President

But some favourite photos failed to find their way into those posts, not fitting any of my themes. So before I leave Mexico behind to focus on more recent trips closer to home, here are some of those favourites. These should also help to ‘fill in the gaps’ between the different places I’ve shared, as they include some shots taken on our journeys between them.

My feature photo is of a dancer in Puerto Adolfo Lopez Mateos, from where the grey whale spotting excursions depart.

Cartoon style copy of a Diego Rivera painting

Mural on Calle Regina in the Centro Historico, Mexico City

The street artist has created a cartoon-like version of Diego Rivera’s famous ‘Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in the Central Promenade’ 

Bart Simpson spotted in a southern suburb of Mexico City

(taken from the car)

Pick-up truck with Bart Simpson sticker on window
Volcano with steam

The volcano Popocatépetl

Taken soon after take-off on a flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca

In Cafeto & Baristas, a small coffee shop in Oaxaca

Old rusty bowl and spoon hanging on a wall
Old car and advertising hoarding

A roadside stop on a drive from Chihuahua to Creel

We flew to Chihuahua from Oaxaca via Mexico City and then had a four hour drive up into the Sierra Madre mountains. We made a brief stop here to buy drinks and some crisps in lieu of lunch.

Train crew from the Copper Canyon railway at Creel station

This was taken late afternoon on the day before we ourselves took the train

Two men in uniform and a young boy
Small bird with a long beak in a tree

White-eared Hummingbird at the Mirador Barrancas hotel

Photographed from the terrace outside our room

Lichen on a rock in the Copper Canyon

Bright coloured lichen
Misty mountain landscape

Early morning view from the Mirador Barrancas hotel, on the day of our departure

Riding the Copper Canyon railway to El Fuerte

We were in a carriage near the front and looking back on this long bend I could see the far end of the train

Mountain valley with a train
Beach with boats at sunset

Evening on the Malecon, La Paz, Baja California Sur

On the road between Ciudad Insurgentes and Loreto, Baja California Sur

The road to the coast winds through mountains before finally descending to the sea near Loreto

Dry landscape with cacti
White stone church and bell tower

The Mission church in Loreto, Baja California Sur: Misión de Nuestra Señora de Loreto Conchó

The mission closed in 1829 but the church, built in 1740, continues to serve the people of Loreto

On the main road through Ciudad Insurgentes, Baja California Sur

We stopped to explore this very un-touristy town in the centre of the peninsula on our drive back to La Paz

Man outside a coffee shop with a painting of a goat
Tree trunk with old electric switches and rusty Coca Cola sign

Also spotted in Ciudad Insurgentes

I have no idea whether the electric fittings are functional but they certainly wouldn’t pass a UK Health and Safety inspection!

Beside the road between Loreto and Ciudad Insurgentes, Baja California Sur

I’ve shared this photo before but not told the story. We pulled off the road here to eat a snack lunch, then got out of the car to take some photos of the run down building and large cacti. We’d taken quite a few before we realised that what we’d taken to be an abandoned home was actually being lived in! The fairy lights winking from a decoration in the covered porch gave it away – oops!

Small house with a big cactus beside it

I visited Mexico in February 2024


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