Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Carnaval Merida 2009

After several days the Carnaval here in Merida wrapped up. Because of work I did not have a chance to go all week, so today I figured I may as well go and brave the crowds. For those of you who dont know, Carnaval is kinda like latin americas version of oktoberfest... just that with less laderhosen and more skin. There is music, excesive drinking and scantly clad women all over the place... all in all not a terrible thing. The problem is that for about an entire week the trafic is just horrible and doing anything is just a huge pain in the but. Anyway here are some shots I took.

Many nick knacks to be bought

Carnaval is just not Carnaval without junk food

I have no idea what they were throwing at the crowds, it could have been bricks for all I care, still I wanted one

Huge crowds + really hot weather = horrible BO

They really seem to be in to this

Oh no!!! furries have infiltrated Caranaval!!!

I don't know what she wants, but I am pretty sure she needs two of them

She seems in a good mood

"See that creepy guy with the telephoto? ewww yea me to, lets just look at him in disgust"

Free promotional crap... errrr I mean items

Nice looking girls in fancy head dress, I like!

I wonder how many hours mom spent on that... pmphhhh showoffs

The king of the jungle does not seem amused

Friday, February 20, 2009

Chiapas / Campeche / Tabasco Feb 2009 Pt. 3 of 3

Hey there. Here is entry 3 of 3 of my last trip to Chiapas/Campeche/Tabasco. Hope you enjoy the pics. I will be going away on a short trip tomorrow, so I will probably have some more photos up sometime next week.

shot at el Cañon del Sumidero, near Tuxla

Neat tiled churched in Campeche

Kinda funky fountain with the cathedral in the background

The Cathedral in Campeche

Panoramic shot of Palenque taken from the temple of the cross

Catacombs within palace in Palenque

Just some moss, I thought it looked kinda cool

Some nice looking flowers

Shot taken from inside a little bathroom somewhere in the mountains of chiapas

Thats all for now, make sure to check the site again soon.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Chiapas / Campeche / Tabasco Feb 2009 Pt. 2 of 3

Greetings, well here is the second batch of pictures from my most recent trip. All these are of San Cristobal de las Casas, hope you enjoy them.

At San Bernardino church

Native woman wearing traditional dress

Chill dog

Couple girls posing for me in Zinacantan

Woman cooking up some fresh tortillas at weavers co-op

Another portrait

Yet another portrait

Shot of the city cathedral

Long exposure on calzada de Guadalupe

"Live and let live"

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Chiapas / Campeche / Tabasco Feb 2009 Pt. 1 of 3

Hey all. Well I just got back from my week long trip with the group, Jeanette and Zane. The trip went quite well and we all had a really nice time, nice weather and nice food... and even some decent pics. Zane took a bunch of HD video... so hopefuly he and I will be able to edit something up together and post it up here shortly. Anyway you will have to settle with just my pics for now.

Evening on Calzada de Guadalupe (San Cristobal de las Casas)

I took a shot very similar a few years back of this exact scene... anyone remember?

Shot of some pines in the forrest that surrounds San Cristobal

Nice view of the city

Street scene at San Cristobal

Beans!!! Beans!!! Get your multicolored beans!

Shot at the market

Another market pic (spices)

A shot out the bus window from Tuxla to San Cirstobal

Odd exposure at the sumidero cañon

Another shot out the bus window (some place in the state of Tabasco)

That is all for now, check out the next post for more photos of the trip.