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What’s Behind the Green Door?

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on November 3, 2008

This is the last photo I will post here from my visit last Wednesday to Olvera St. I am putting the rest of the photos on my Web Site in a slide show. I thought this green door and the wooden door behind it had a kind of mystery. It was in the morning and the sun was a little low. There were beautiful shadows, and the sun reflecting upon the dark wood and the dark green paint were very intriguing to me. It makes the carving on the door stand out more also. I hope you like it. To see all the photos, click this link to my web site.

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What is behind the green door?

These vertical photos take up more room then the horizontal ones on these pages! The only thing I am not crazy about in the photo is the aluminum trim – I think it should be wooden. But, no one asked for my opinion! I guess I could go in and crop the photograph –  I’ll think about it. Well, now I need to search out some new photo ops for this week.  It will be great fun! Have a good week!

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Olvera Street

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on October 31, 2008

Here is another photo from our day at Olvera Street. It is called Velarde’s Fruit. They sell fresh fruit, drinks, etc. It is a little trailer that has been painted to resemble a brick building with the paint coming off. With the trees around it and the colorful barrels it was a very pretty site. We saw so many pretty and colorful sites. It is located in the main courtyard by the back entrance to all the vendors. To see the rest of the photos, click this link to my web site.

The Velarde Fruit Store

The Velarde Fruit Store

I enjoyed my Flash class last night. It was very good and the instructor showed us many useful things. I am going to work on improving my web site and he gave me a lot of good ideas and some new things to try. It will take me a while to incorporate them, but I am looking forward to it. I really love going to school and learning all of these new things! Today is Halloween – have fun with all the little ghosts and goblins!

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Dia De Los Muertos!

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on October 30, 2008

Dia De Los Muertos is one of Mexico’s traditional holidays reuniting and honoring beloved ancestors, family and friends. It is a day for honoring your loved ones. The actual holiday is this coming week-end. November 1st honors deceased infants and children, and November 2nd honors deceased adults. There were a lot of preparations going on at Olvera Street for this week-end; many altars decorated for loved ones, with sugar skulls, fruit, bread, candles, flowers and more. You can read more about it at the Olvera St. link I put up in my last post. There were a lot of people and some kids on school field trips. There is no relationship to our Halloween – they are totally different. To see all the photos, click this link to my web site.

The Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead

Along with going to Olvera St., we walked over to Philippes for lunch and then over to Union Station to take more photographs. It was a great day. Not too hot – it was in the 80’s, but there was a nice breeze. Willie, Carol and I took many photos and I will share more from my day here with you. The above couple are a good representation of the celebration to come. There will be so many people there this week-end! Well, until tomorrow – it may be more Olvera Street or inside Union Station. Please come back to see.

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