The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April 2009 Theme Day: Yellow

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Tower of The Palacio de Cortés, residence of conquistador Hernán Cortés after he moved to the town of Cuernavaca from Mexico City. It was intended to be the seat of his encomienda.

Construction of the residence was started in 1526, for which the local population was employed. Cortés decided to build his residence on top of a hill, on the ruins of the lordship of Cuauhnahuac. This place had been used by the Aztecs to collect tribute, and therefore it was a symbol of Cortés' dominance over the conquered territory.

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How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the Sun.
Vincent Van Gogh.

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9 comments :

Kim said...

I love both of these. That's sure a very nice effect you've made on the poster-style shot. I would drive past the salon looking for it. That place must get noticed. I like the building's architecture, too. Happy them day, Carraol.
-Kim

Sally said...

Really nice photo art in the top one
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oldmanlincoln said...

I forgot all about theme day. I see you remembered with two nice shots.

cieldequimper said...

Great shots with history...bloody history...

joo said...

I like the colours in both photos - so bright and sunny. And the first picture looks like water colour paintig:)

Karen said...

What wonderful yellows. The building is so bright and cheerful and the posterization of the tree is a delight. Bueno!

Kate said...

The building couldn't be more yellow. Colour is one of the things I find most fascinating and pleasurable about Mexico. Your Van Gogh is perfect for the post!

Jilly said...

Adore the first photograph and the treatment you have given it. Bravo!

JM said...

Great work and composition on the first shot and amazing (yellow) architecture on the second!

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