Mexican Independence Day!

September 16, 2011 No Comments

I take a brief pause from my experiences in China to share some pictures of Mexico, and in this way join the celebrations throughout the country. These are just some pictures I took this year (except for one). They are not necessarily the best ones, and they don’t represent all of Mexico either. It is just a brief selection that I now share with you.

I begin with a dawn in a distant town in the middle of the Peninsula of California, also known as Baja. Mulegé, B.C.S. 2011.

Mulegé is divided by a river, which is surrounded by date palm trees. The river continues and passes next to the old lighthouse. Mulegé, B.C.S. 2011.


Bahía Concepción, B.C.S. 2011.



La Paz. B.C.S. 2011.


La Paz, B.C.S. 2011.


La Paz, B.C.S. 2011.


This tower is located in one of the most picturesque malls of Mexico. Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S. 2011.


Art-crafts store. Todos Santos, B.C.S. 2011.


The old legend says that this is the place that inspired the Eagles to compose "Hotel California." Todos Santos, B.C.S. 2011


Roads, frequent landscapes in my trips. Somewhere in the state of Nayarit. 2011.


Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. State of Michoacán. 2011.


My dear San Cristóbal de las Casas. Certainly a magic town. Days and nights seem to come out from a fairy tale. Time seems to stop in this place where life has a mix of serenity from some streets and the life and party from other ones. I could speak and write for hours about this place. San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis. 2011.


Sunset from the Cerro de la Campana (The Bell Hill). Hermosillo, Son. 2011.


Matute Remus Bridge and the new Riu Hotel. Guadalajara, Jal. 2011.


Detail in the Plaza de Armas and the Metropolitan Cathedral in downtown Guadalajara. Guadalajara, Jal. 2011.


Mariachis at the Historical Downtown in Mexico City during an event to promote the Pan-American Games in Guadalajara. Unfortunately I won't be there to participate, I had registered as a volunteer, maybe for the next one. Mexico City. 2011.


Christopher Columbus' Monument. Mexico City. 2011.


The Torre Latinoamericana (Latin American Tower) in downtown, Mexico City. 2011.


The Monument of the Revolution. Mexico City. 2011.


And finally what is known as the Angel of the Independence to commemorate the Independence of Mexico. Mexico City, 2010.


With these pictures I send my best wishes to all my friends and family in Mexico. I also join the “grito” with them to celebrate the Mexican Independence. ¡Viva México!

Graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies, I'm a Project manager and during my free time a teacher and photographer. I have a blog. I enjoy traveling and meeting new people. I was born in Monterrey, Mexico to journalist parents. I’m single and a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the LDS Church or Mormon Church. You can find me on Google+, follow me on Twitter, and follow my blog on Facebook.

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