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Casa De La Luz/Casa De Huespedes

Room with shared bath

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Casa De La Luz/Casa De Huespedes

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Studio apartment The 2nd floor studio has direct access from the street, through the garden. It sleeps up to 5 people –2 double beds and a single “roll away” bed . Air conditioning, WIFI, cable TV

billdelaluz and ZAZZLE.COM

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I (billdelaluz) have hooked up with ZAZZLE.COM and have started printing “T” shirts, and other products, using many of my photographs. These items are all available on the zazzle.com.billdelaluz/ web site.  In most cases, you can customize any product any way you like. Its simple and fun.

Join me, billdelaluz, in all the fun and creativity. See you there ! Here are a few samples——

Hope you have enjoyed this posting and I look forward to posting more items in the near future.

THANKS,    BILLDELALUZ

The City of Oaxaca, and The Mercado de Artesanias

The Tabachin Tree

The Tabachin Tree

In the City of Oaxaca, The Mercado de Artesanias or Artist Market is the one-stop shopping location for a huge verity of moderately priced handcrafts of the region….such as textiles, weavings and other hand-made items.

Starting with the Juarez Market, one block off the Zocalo, walking down Calle 20 de Noviembre, you will pass a verity of small venders displaying a wide selection of goods from many of the villages from the areas surrounding the City of Oaxaca.

Walking on past the food court / market…you will then come upon the alluring aromas of the Chocolate companies that have helped to make Oaxaca such a wonderful culinary experience.

After tearing yourself away from the samples, and purchasing the Cinnamon-chocolate that makes the best hot chocolate in the world, you will turn to the right and proceed to the corner of J P Garcia & Zaragoza, and the Mercado de Artesanies.

Handmade Bedspreads and Table Cloths

Handmade Bedspreads and Table Cloths

Located in a cavernous barn of a building, The Mercardo de Artesanias will soon overwhelm you with the variety and quantity of crafts on display.

There are stalls upon stalls of bedspreads, table cloths, place mats and napkins. Other stalls of handmade baby’s and children’s cloths ( hundreds of items to choose from ) . Women’s blouses, skirts, dresses, hats & scarfs…men’s shirts, hats, and drawstring pants. If you don’t see the color, design, or size you want…just ask, and out from under the counter will come hundreds more to choose from !

Difficult  to purchase just one item !

Difficult to purchase just one item !

All completely hand made !

All completely hand made !

Each stall seem to have more goods than the one before

Each stall seem to have more goods than the one before

More-More-and More !!!

More-More-and More !!!

Also in The Mercardo de Artesnias  you will find a vast selection of hand crafted TIN Christmas ornaments, picture frames, hanging lanterns and mirror surrounds.

Other items to be found in abundance are mystical, hand carved and brightly painted wooden animals, frames and assorted decorative items.

Wood carvings and other handcrafts abound

Wood carvings and other handcrafts abound

YES! There is a lot more than this !

YES! There is a lot more than this !

This Mercardo de Artesanias is a good starting place to get a hands  on visual overview of the vast variety of hand crafted items produced in the Oaxaca Valley and the villages in the surrounding mountains.

Also, a  quick education of what to look for in the abundance of ” high-End ” shops and galleries located throughout the City of  Oaxaca. …where you might find that perfect, one of a kind piece, to complement your home decor.

The Mercardo de Artesanias is the  perfect place to pick up those easy to pack gift items that you friends and family will enjoy for some time to come.

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These pictures show the looms on which the bedspreads, table cloths and assorted piece goods are made. Note the age of these looms…they must have been in use for many years.

Note the bedspread on the loom.

Note the bedspread on the loom.

For weaving bedspreads

Looms for weaving bedspreads

Used for weaving textiles

Used for weaving textiles

Below are some samples of what can be created on these old looms.

All hand made

All hand made

Handmade on the old looms

Handmade on the old looms

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For more info on The City of Oaxaca on the web:

http://www.go-oaxaca.com/overview/index.html

I hope you have enjoyed this very SMALL peek at the City of Oaxaca, Mexico


The Parade Of Giants… Saltabarranca, Veracruz // La Mojiganga De Gigantes

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The Parade of GIANTS in Saltabarranca, Veracruz is a tradition started in the late 1800s and continues to this day on the 14TH of May every year. Many towns in the state of Veracruz have the tradition of the MOJIGANGA — As I posted earlier in this BLOG — but none can surpass the shear size of the entries nor the full support of this entire  community as seen in Saltabarranca. These giant figures require from 8 to 30 people to carry them, and manipulate the different mechanical and electrical parts. And several months to construct.

The MOJIGANGA GIGANTES DE SALTABARRANCA is well worth the late hour .( it starts at around 10:30 PM) with a Mojiganga for and with the NIÑOS starting at 8PM…The thousands and thousands of people that throng from all over the state of VERACRUZ, and beyond , come to enjoy the festivities, see…and be seen…and party till dawn with live music and fireworks …and , of course..CERVASA !

The MOJIGANGA-PARADE OF GIANTS ends around 1 AM. Here are some photos of the fantastic, animated  figures. I hope you enjoy them !

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Be sure to include a side trip to TLACOTALPAN on your next trip to Veracruz, and the MOJIGANGA De SALTABARRANCA !


New Camera–More New Photos

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Casa De La Luz / Casa De Huespedes / new photos

Just a couple shots of Casa De La Luz / Casa De Huespedes as seen through the lens of my new Camera. The Panasonic LUMIX  DMC-FZ28.With an instruction manuel consisting of 158 pages…I guess it will be awhile before I really know what the heck I’m doing !

Casa De La Luz---Tlacotalpan, Veracruz Mexico

Casa De La Luz---Tlacotalpan, Veracruz Mexico

Casa De La Luz-at a glance

Casa De La Luz-at a glance

Garden Enterance

Garden Enterance

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