I was born to be an explorer

Flower with bee

Grafitti Around the World Gallery

Back to the Magical Door

Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara, California. Art made by Collete Cosenting

On November I traveled to California and visited again Santa Barbara. There, I saw again my Magic Door, although it had a new appearance; a bright turquoise look, and this time it wasn’t guarded by a friendly purple monster with five eyes.

I want this blog to be like a magic door by which you can look out and view the world through the images I will show you. You can look through the keyhole or open the door wide, don’t worry if you find the purple monster with five eyes because he is very friendly. So if you enjoy photography and you are willing to explore the world, this blog is for you, just let me show you its colors.

Me and my blog

My name is Marianne. I was born, raised and currently reside in Mexico City, a chaotic as well as interesting City.

One of my hobbies is photography, and this is the reason I started this blog: to share what I photograph during my travels outside and inside Mexico or about anything that catches my attention in my daily world. So this is essentially a photo blog. I’m especially interested in travel photography, street photography, architectural photography, art, nature, and cultural diversity,

I named my blog  “Exploring the world”, having in mind the idea of exploring it by images, not by words. For this reason, I generally post only photographs, although I sometimes write about the places I travel to, but not too often. I prefer my photographs to talk about the world.

My enthusiasm for photography started in my childhood when my parents gave me as a Christmas present my first camera, an Instamatic 101 Kodak Camera that I usually took to my school to photograph  my friends as well as my daily life, but I guess that essentially the reason for my approach to photography was that when I was a child my father usually carried his camera around and was always taking photographs. Nevertheless, I got seriously involved in photography as a teenager when my dad gave me his Canon TX camera, a manual 35 mm SLR. Back then, I joined a photography workshop at my high school, where I learned lab techniques, and some others at the Argentinean House of Culture in Mexico City. I will always remember that experience as a great adventure that made me really happy.

Mexico City. Me, while taking a photography workshop at the Argentinean House of Culture, in 1992
Mexico City. Me, while taking a photography workshop at the Argentinean House of Culture, in 1992

I have used the same Canon TX camera since back then until 2012 when I got into a new adventure: digital photography. An adventure that I want to share with you, so I hope you will join me “exploring the world” in this photo blog.

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely,

every hundredth of a second.”

Marc Riboud