Monday, December 11, 2006

Images of Mexico

It can be hard to sum up a trip to Mexico in words, especially a trip like mine, because it feels like three or four trips in one. The only thing I can do is publish what I believe are the photos that sum everything up in a few hundred pixels. Of course, because the trip took part on a boat (for the most part) a lot of photographs are of the ocean, even though I did try to take photos of the locals as much as possible. However, because the ocean is such an important part of Mexico and the daily lives of many Mexicans, it's seems right to indulge in a watery landscape. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Door to Mexico

I think Mexican architecture is genius. The warming adobe, white-washed walls, vibrant blues, searing yellows, red-tiled roofs. The detail even goes into their doors, where a door is not just a portal with a doorknob but a work of art, melting with the essence of the house.

I strive to convey a sense of this south-western style in my own home with terracotta pots, blue margarita glasses and glistening sunflower picture frames but it never does the originality of the Mexican style any justice.