This photography blog by BILLDELALUZ is an illustrated diary of  the thoughts and experiences of BILL PANDOLF–

After retiring, I moved to Oaxaca, Mexico for some 5 years and now I have been living in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz Mexico for 6 years and counting.

I encourage everyone to post a comment or ask questions in reference to any of the POSTS.  I look forward to hearing from you, and to continue sharing my visual experiences of Mexico. ENJOY !

Many of my photographs are available in high quality prints, various sizes—and framed or unframed, at……


They are also now available printed on T shirts, hats, bags, and several paper products at:—–

If you see a photo of mine on another site and are interested in purchasing a print, please e-mail me with a description and the location, and I will up-load a high resolution copy of it to my Imagekind Gallery, where it will be available for purchase….Thanks.   billdelaluz




  1. What great pix…you get better and better…we expect to see you very soon…

  2. Duncan & Joy…
    I think the new site you have created is “inspirational”..
    good luck. Bill

  3. Hi Bill,
    Beautiful pictures. Thanks.
    I am in Miami and I was on my way to Mexico but the flu changed my mind. I will go back to Spain on the 11th of May and stay in Europe all summer and into the fall. You take care of yourself and hope you are doing well.
    much love,

  4. I’ve been to many places in the world, but my 2 week visit to Tlacotalpan last February was one of the most enjoyable times I’ve had in a while. Casa De La Luz is excellent, and it proprietor, Bill Pandolf, great in every way!

  5. Brenna Dickinson

    Is this the same Bill Pandolf who ran Basic Concepts in San Francisco? If so I used to work for you in about 1987.


  6. Bill a few years I went with Joe, a friend from Chicago, to Tlacotalpan and we stayed at Casa de la Luz. For some reason I cannt find his email address and I wonder whether you have it and whether you can pass it to me. We had a grat time there and at the pub by the river. Thanks.

  7. Marie-Eve & Raul

    Thank you Bill, it’s a beautiful space what you have , we love your garden, hope to come back again.

    Casa de la luz is highly recommended if you want a place full of peace.

  8. Hey Bill,

    You do absolutely have the eye. My two most favorites are Abstractions 103 and Elements 32.

    You are one Gringo who scored a Bingo!

    All the best,


  9. suzanne t. elgie

    Hi Bill,
    Just discovered your site yesterday and I am so inspired by the beauty of your photos, your guest house and it’s decor.

    We lived in Mexico for 4 years a number of years ago and would like to explore it again for a month or so sometime in the new year. I feel that your place would be ideal for nice stay and wondered about your rates.

    Thanks Bill and stay well,


  10. Hi again bill , i am daniel, i am 66 years old and in good shape. I retired on too little social security, but i am a tough guy and can live in a shared or very low cost place. I like tlacotalpan very much. Can you help me get a shared room with somebody . i can teach english for more money . Please contact me . I stayed in private student shared apartments last time but dont know how to see if i can do that again , please help me out. daniel my email is

  11. nice stuff, bill

    clearly u have a good eye!


  12. In my previous message I forgot to say that on the back of the print you signed Bill Pandoilf Tlacotalpan, Mx, 03. The rainbow lights are vertical multi color with varying degrees of light. Lovely!

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  14. Eugenio Carrillo

    Saludos a Todos.
    Casa de la Luz, es muy buen lugar para llegar. Muy limpio y tránquilo. Con entrada independiente. Es como estar en su propia casa. Lo recomiendo ampliamente. Estuvimos el 4 y 5 de Junio de 2011. El Pueblo es muy bonito y merece el titulo de PATRIMONIO DE LA HUMANIDAD.

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