Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mexico Magic

I stumbled upon this photo by professional photographer, Katherine Chunn, and I had to share it. The boy is named Juanito, and there's something about this photo that really speaks to me. It so reminds me of my time in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

I took the photo below when I was 17 and living there (feels like a lifetime ago). It was early in the morning, and the town was still quiet, except for a few early risers and the man sweeping the jardin (the beautiful garden in the center of town where people would gather). In the jardin, I remember that the trees were trimmed and shaped like marshmallows, and there were always flocks of chubby pigeons.

I just have such a soft spot in my heart for the streets of Mexico, its markets, and colors. It has a certain magic, yet is is so real and raw. Is there a place that feels magical to you?


Hoot-n-Andy LLC said...

those photos are absolutely beautiful!
and i totally get what you mean by 'raw and magical'. i'm not sure if i can think of any one place that gives me that sense- more moments in time. the perfect silence of a snowstorm, for example. or watching a child pet a dog for the first time. these are the moments in which we discover the true beauty of this world.

Eden said...

so gorgeous :)

rox said...

Oh yes me too ☺
mexican mornings in the mountains are the best !

Pili said...

There is always magic in many unexpected places if you care to just look.

I love looking around trying to see things with new eyes and finding beauty everywhere!

Becky Farley said...

I loved this post!
The orange part of the day around 7:00 or so is always a magical time for me - I don't notice it everyday, but when I do I make Brian come outside and just stand there with me :) til it passes.

Michelle said...

I'm loving the little child with the rooster pic - absolutely wonderful! And your pic of Mexico reminds me of Old Town here in Albuquerque, we have the same gazebo in the center of Old Town.
I'd have to say standing on the banks of the Rio Grande is one of the most magical places I have visited lately. Seeing the raw power of the Waters, and knowing that it has the ability to carry away everything we give to it, now that's magick in my book!
Many Blessings for an abundant harvest,

Wendy said...

Wow, I went back to a different time zone with your photos...I'd love to hear more posts about your time in Mexico. Beautiful post, Leila..

Nydia said...

The place your photo shows is so similar to our main park, where I take Lucas to play!

But my special place here is the Imperial Museum's garden. With so many ancient trees, it's magical for me, so peaceful!(and it's becming for my little witch too).

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