MORE FROM YESTERDAY’S WALK

I first visited San Blas in the early seventies. It was a sleepy little fishing village then. Now, it's a a run down, crowded, crumbling, dusty little fishing village. It's also a quiet backwater, where no one seems to be in a hurry, where whole families pile onto a scooter and drive slowly around the zocalito, waving at friends, stopping for an ice cream.
There's not much here for the tourist, no blocks and blocks of souvenir shops, no over priced restaurants and bars, but for a photographer, it's a real shutter melter.

Dogs and scooters are ever present in San Blas,

Bicycles.

Motor bikes and mobile phones, too.

I saw color,

And tenderness,

Contrasts,

And ingenuity, as in this grill made from an automobile wheel and what looks like it might have been a storm drain grate in another light.

Tomorrow's a travel day. Who knows what that might bring?

Hasta mañana.

 

2 thoughts on “MORE FROM YESTERDAY’S WALK

  1. I really like the focus in the grill photo and the contrast in the photo of the man getting out of the taxi. Were you lying on the ground for that one? Just interested in how you shot that photo from such a low angle. Off to look at more of your posts!

    1. Hi Amanda, welcome aboard. For the taxi photo, I was sitting on a high curb on the plaza when the taxi pulled right in front of me and discharged an elderly couple. I held my iPhone low, just below my knees and tilted it up, fired it with the knuckle of my thunb.

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