Yellow/Life Ring

Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara, California

B&W: Giraffes

Santa Barbara Zoo, California
Santa Barbara Zoo, California

Puerto Madero View from Women’s Bridge

Puerto Madero. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Puerto Madero. Buenos Aires, Argentina

In November 2014, Puerto Madero, the youngest district of Buenos Aires, has turned 25 years and is still growing. Thanks to a planned change that was originated in 1992, Puerto Madero became the symbol of a renewed Buenos Aires, which recognizes and incorporates the river that gave birth to it, while the project integrates recreation and work. It’s a place for recreation due to the various restaurants located in the area, and a place of work because there are many commercial buildings and corporate offices. If you travel to Buenos Aires it is considered a must place to visit.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Puerto Madero. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Grammatophyllum Orchid

Chapultepec Park Greenhouse. Mexico City
Chapultepec Park Greenhouse. Mexico City

Facade and Door of the Cathedral of Mexico City

Mexico City
Mexico City

Although this is not the main entrance of the Cathedral, the carved stone work of the facade, as well as the wood carving work of the door is very impressive. Don’t you think?

The construction of the Cathedral started in 1571 and it was finished until 1813.

This is my photography for Thursday Doors

Valle de Bravo Plaza

Valle de Bravo, Mexico
Valle de Bravo, Mexico

Valle the Bravo is a Mexican population of the State of Mexico, located 156 km southwest of Mexico City. It is known for its typical, traditional architecture of the colonial era and attracts many tourists. It is a place between mountains where several sports are practiced, like  mountain biking, cross country motorcycling, gliders, paragliders, hanglider and horseback riding, with magnificent landscapes. Also in the lake, fishing, sailing races and water skiing are practiced.

Candles for the Dead

Dolores Olmedo Museum. México City
Dolores Olmedo Museum. Mexico City

Every year, the Dolores Olmedo Museum, in Mexico City, prepares an “Ofrenda de Muertos” (Offering to the dead), which is always been considered artistic, because it rescues the tradition of the altars of the dead, as well as it provides a tribute to craftsmanship of Mexico, due to the great job of the artisans who make the altar. This is a photo of some candles at the Ofrenda de Muertos. It’s just a small detail because the Offering occupies more than one room.

The Offering to the dead remains at the Museum from October 28 to January 4, and every year is different.

It is also organize a Costume contest of the Calavera Catrina, a female skull figure created by Jose Guadalupe Posada, a Mexican engraver, illustrator and cartoonist. There’s a money prize for the best costume.

These activities at the Museum connect different people who enjoy participating in the costume contest and other activities made for the occasion, as well as admiring the Ofrenda de Muertos.

To view some costumes of the previous years, I linked this flickr site of the Museum about the 2012 contest.

Calavera Catrina 2012

The link of the Museum is http://www.museodoloresolmedo.org.mx/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected

B&W: Fresnel Lens from Anacapa Island Lighthouse

Anacapa Islands, California
Anacapa Islands, California
Anacapa Islands, California
Anacapa Islands, California
Anacapa Islands, California
Anacapa Islands, California
Anacapa Island, California
Anacapa Island, California

This is a Fresnel Lens that was manufactured in England by Chance Brothers. It was installed at Anacapa Island lighthouse on March 25, 1932. Although, actually is located at the Visitors Centre at Anacapa Island, in their tiny museum.

The multifaceted crystal lens is bounded in polished brass. It is equipped with three flash panels and performing one revolution every minute, the lens produced a signature of 0.1 second of white light, 11.9 seconds of darkness, 0.1 second of light, 11.9 seconds of darkness, 0.1 second of light, and 35. 9 seconds of darkness.