Mexican Independence Day!

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.

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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.

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Bahía Concepción, B.C.S. 2011.

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La Paz. B.C.S. 2011.

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La Paz, B.C.S. 2011.

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La Paz, B.C.S. 2011.

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

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

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

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

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Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. State of Michoacán. 2011.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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Christopher Columbus’ Monument. Mexico City. 2011.

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

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The Monument of the Revolution. Mexico City. 2011.

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

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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!

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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.