Celebrating in the Railroad Yard

To celebrate lower temperatures (Wow! Not 40C/104F – 42C/108F) & perhaps some help from the higher pile of pills/spray/patches the cardiologist has added; I took my dated Nikon to the antiquated rail yards of Merida looking for abstracts of big machine transports.  It is a long-standing pleasure.  My wife called it my “little boy photos”…cars, planes, ships, trucks…  As always in both countries it was fun until the RR cops arrived.  (I’m too old to slip behind a tank car when the manned locomotive passes…enough for an ancient to avoid falling in the rusty steel and trash).  A few results edited in Lightroom with newly freed Viveza2.RRyardCoils_Merida

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Series: Urban Trees/Arboles Urbano

A new(ish) series to continue in my incredibly slow manner: Urban Trees.  The lungs of a city they need to be protected, inserted, respected.  Merida, despite its’ lack of large, urban open spaces; is campaigning for just that as the wave of the construction boom and urban sprawl beyond the Pereferico (beltway) threatens to engulf the region.Xcumpich_5_ARBOL

Near the remains of the main house of the Hacienda Xcumpich in the north of the city.

Derelict Hacienda Xcumpich

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Last week I poked into the abandoned, gutted, derelict hacienda Xcumpich.  Close to me it didn’t tax my extremely limited energy and surplus of pain from the botched surgery in November & a recent fall that damaged my back.  I was looking for more in a series of “urban trees”.  Spending sunset in the ghost of the hacienda’s main house was fun even though there is basically nothing left of it and it is surrounded by new houses, a Montessori school and then a casino, hotel, convention center & supermarket.  The end is nigh.

Sunday Promenade On The Paseo

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Another carriage shot.  I love their colors & the feel of the 19th c.  Their speed is hardly equal to the look from panning.

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Another from my Sunday walk in El Centro & another for the series: Portals.  Abandoned & as yet renovated houses in an area where wealthy expats are busily renovating & gentrifying.

Sunday Walk On The Paseo

For the series: Faces of Merida.  A Sunday walk & shoot on the Paseo de Montejo; Merida’s version of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées.  Por la serie: Caras de Merida.  Caminando y fotografando en la avenida central de Merida.MeridaFaces_MuseoCanton

A Mexican Valentine

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