My version of Chapultepec forest in watercolor

My version of the Chapultepec forest.

I love Chapultepec forest! It makes me happy to visit this place and walk to the less crowded spaces of it. This forest is located at the heart of Mexico City, a very crowded asphalt city.

I made this watercolor inspired by Chapultepec. I started while I was sitting in front of the lake, although I finished the details various days later at home because I must confess that this is the third watercolor that I have ever made 😀

When I was a child there were only ducks and some swans at the lake, but currently we have the lucky of also having some beautiful herons.

If you visit Mexico City, don’t forget to visit Chapultepec. There are also various interesting museums in the area.

I have some posts about this nature place, if you want to know how it really looks, you can visit some:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

Trees/Arbres

B&W: Solitude

A furry friend

Wonderful Nature

Plant Coocons

Pink Plants

Grammatophyllum Orchid

Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

Texture

Blurred Nature

Tree Textures

Plant Coocons

Chapultepec greeenhouse. Mexico City.

Wonderful Nature

Chapultepec forest. Mexico City

I was strolling around when I found this scene, and it made me thought “wow, nature creates wonderful things”. I loved the contrast of the natural textures.

It’s interesting how the mud became green, full of life, in the middle of very dry herbs. I felt that I needed to touch it, and I did 😀 It felt fluffy.

It Is Easy Being Green

Nothing makes me more happy than nature! To take a walk in the woods is a good remedy when I’m stressed from work and the city rush, or I do it just because I want to. I usually do it on week-ends.

The forest of Mexico City, Chapultepec, is so close to my home that I normally go walking towards there. Right there, I stroll around the places less crowded and after a while I seat in front of the lake enjoying the view of the green water, the nature, the people rowing the boats, the ducks swiming, the squirrels, the birds, or I seat at the botanical garden under the shade of big trees. This activity brings me peacefulness and an immense hapinness.

Sometimes, after that promenade I visit some museums which are located in the area, and my day is complete.

If you travel to Mexico City, I recommend you to visit Chapultepec and the museums in the area.

Note that this photographs are from various countries (USA, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Mexico), and some others are about Chapultepec. You can see that by placing your mouse over each photo.

Weekly Photo Challenge: It is easy being green!

B&W: Crooked tree

B&W: Solitude

Mexico City
Mexico City

I love and need moments of solitude. In those moments I usually go for a promenade to Chapultepec forest which is in the middle of the City. Although it is a place that a lot of people visit because there is a zoo, and various museums, there are also parts of Chapultepec wich are not very crowded. There, I love the feeling of being by myself surrounded by nature: high trees, plants and lovely forest creatures.

Weekly Photo Challenge: solitude

Circle of light in the woods

Mexico City
Mexico City

Trees/Arbres

Mexico City
Mexico City. One of my favorite places to read: Chapultepec forest.

Chaque arbre se confie au destin de grandir,

grimper de branche pour saisir l’horizon

il acquiesce ou dit non

se maintient bras ouverts

dominant l’herbe rase

il s’agite il s’effeuille

pour cent ans perdurer

et donner à la terre la leçon du bon sens

-Philippe Jones

Pink Plants

Chapultepec Botanical Garden. Mexico City.

Chapultepec Botanical garden. Mexico City
Chapultepec Botanical garden. Mexico City

Grammatophyllum Orchid

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