Themes From Mexico City

I am so happy to be back at home in San Diego.   I have so many images from my photography weekend in Mexico City.  Like about 800. 

It’s so hard to pick and choose what images to post, what to post first, and also not to bore anyone to death who’s not a photography junkie.  Or not into street food and outdoor markets.  Of which I saw enough to kinda last me a good six months or so.

Here are some images that I like and that are representative of probably another 50 images that look similar to it and to what I saw over and over.

Tortillas & Tacos

Fried anything. 

This happens to be fried cheese in a tortilla.

Apparently this was phenomenal according to my fellow travelers.

I didn’t try any.

Fried Cheese at the market

French Fries

Corn from street vendors cooked outside. Tons and tons of corn.

Mangoes everywhere

Fresh vegetables at the markets

And all of us smiling, sampling food, and making lots of pictures!

Penny & Lesley

Left to right: Susan, Lesley, Penny, back of Cindy’s head

Cindy, Susan, Penny

Penny & Me

It was the trip of a lifetime.  I learned so much.  Not only from Penny or about photography, but about myself.

I had some personal convictions about meat reinforced.

I saw lots of romance and PDAs.

I took a ridiculous number of photos.

I saw the beauty in the people, culture, history, and the historic city of Mexico City.


1. What’s a familiar theme in your life lately?

I know that I love making pictures and that I can do in San Diego what I did in Mexico City. 

I need to set aside dedicated time and energy to taking photos and I need to keep challenging myself; giving myself photography assignments and pushing myself to grow, and just doing it.

2. What’s something that you need to challenge yourself with, push yourself with, or set aside dedicated time to just do?

For some people this is working out.  For others, this is unplugging from technology, reading more, sleeping more, being  more social, not wasting time, not spending money frivolously.  We all have our “things” that we’re working on.

For me, I will be not only be working on my photography but will be working on moving into our new home on WednesdayOmg my life is a whirlwind right now!

Glad you enjoyed my last post from the Phoenix airport, too.   It was fun to hear your thoughts about when travel ends if you’re ready and be glad to be returning homeOr not so much.

P.S. All of my previous Mexico City Posts


Time for me to unpack my suitcase and pack more of my house!

48 comments on “Themes From Mexico City”

  1. I’m so happy you had a great time and that you learned so much (and met some amazing people it seems!) That corn looks DELICIOUS! What beautiful photos and experiences!

  2. glad you’re home, safe ‘n’ sound, averie!
    fantastic that you took full advantage of your opportunity to take all those photos – what a collection you will have!
    best wishes with the packing tomorrow.
    i still have running challenges i want to meet; it means training smartly and planning long-term – good thing i like planning and goal setting!

  3. photos look great! what a fun time

  4. That definitely does look like the trip of a lifetime. Your photos in these last few posts are some of my all-time-favorites of yours. That cob of corn one is particularly incredible.

    I can’t believe you didn’t try any of that fried cheese in a tortilla! I would have been ALL over that.

  5. Wow love your pictures, they really capture the spirit of the people, amazing. I recognized the “The cafe popular” I agree their cafe con leche is yommy. I would like to hear if you had a hard time with food, sometimes I feel cheese is everywhere.

  6. Great to see you are home safe! And also that you had a wonderful trip!!! :D
    Good Luck for the rush rush week… This time next week, itll all be done and you’ll be relaxing! Hopefully :D
    I LOVE french fry man. Seriously love him. He makes me SMILE!!!! :D

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  8. Looks like you had a great time and got some great shots. I love the french fry guy and moment you captured. I also like the corn guy pointing to the grilled corn and the close up of the corn on the cob. Really great shots. I’d love to hear more about it when things settle down for you and you get a chance.

  9. There are so many things that are up in the air right now in my life and I need to take more time to just sit with my own thoughts. I keep trying to shut down the anxiety, which is good – I don’t like anxious thoughts swirling in my mind. But, that has also caused me to not think about everything at all, and some decisions have to start being made!

  10. wow, what a wonderful trip! your photos are all beautiful! my favorites: the first tortilla shot and the close up of the corn.

  11. You’ve made me want to go to Mexico! I recently travelled the westg coast of the states but sadly didn’t go quite as far south as San Diego (the furthest we went was LA) but I’ve gotta say – as an Aussie who has had MINIMAL contact/experience with anything Mexican, I was lapping up the Mexican culture in southern Cali! I loved it SO MUCH, that after arriving home, we had a “Mexican week” at home and ate something Mexican every night for dinner!

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  14. Love the colors and textures. This looks like such an amazing trip. That first shot is really beautiful. Great job Averie!

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