A bridge in Yucatán. Street art

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Under the light of the Jelly fish. Akumal bridge, Yucatán, Mexico.

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Mirror, mirror, who’s the greenest?

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La taverna, Akumal beach. (Very recommendable place to eat in Akumal)

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Guardian of the Bridge. Akumal.

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No fear.

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Bernard l’hermite. (Bernard the Hermit…) (See your local Kikipedia for exact translation)

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Stay in the queue.

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My hair is a mess!

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The liquor store? Just across the bridge, Man.

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Big Jaguar is watching you.

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I’m a reject. Nobody loves me! (Artist not invited to paint on the bridge). Just then as I was taking another picture, a tourist walked by and told me. “They’d have to pay me 100 bucks to take a picture of this sh..”.

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“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” would have been the clever retort… But I couldn’t care less.

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On the back side of the Light… (No time to come back in the afternoon)

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And the Light came to me. Us. (Photoshop helps…)

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Coati Bill is a mean dude, Man… The bridge on the river Akumal… (Ain’t no river here, Man… Is that Mezcal you been drinkin’?)

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The “day” of the iguana. Tulum.

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“Oh girls, they just wanna have fun”. (Art by Emma Rubens) Place: La buena vida en Tulum. Great breakfast, small pretty beach with pelicans diving, they have cabins. (Haven’t seen those)

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Same place. Can’t remember the artist. I asked the manager how they paid the artists. He replied: “exchange”. Free room and board for so many paintings. Not a bad deal.

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“Want a drink, handsome?” Art by Emma Rubens at La buena vida, Tulum, Yucatan, etc.

Tank you for visiting Equinoxio’s bar. Tab is on the house.

 

 

 

 

86 thoughts on “A bridge in Yucatán. Street art

  1. What a wonderful destination, I’m packing my bags! Beautiful wall art and I can imagine relaxing in the sun with a pina colada , yes, girls just want to have fun. Such lovely photographs and narratives Brian. Thank you mom amie.

  2. Hello Equinoxio. These are wonderful and grand. Some of these are better than a bunch of museum paintings I have seen. They are so realistic and colorful. Thank you for sharing them with us. Hope you are having a good weekend. Hugs

      • Hello equinoxio. I am impressed that these artist can do such great jobs in a less than controlled places to do art. These are not done in a studio with all the perks, but on the street, outside on mediums that are not perfect for painting. Impressive. Hugs

  3. Reblogged this on Scotties Toy Box and commented:
    Hello Equinoxio. I hope you wont mind my reblogging these grand works of art on my Toy Box. Thanks. To my Toy Box viewers this site has wonderful pictures and street art from interesting places around the world the author has been to or lived in. Enjoy. Hugs

    • Glad you liked it. That bridge blew my mind. Saw one painting on the way to an errand and I knew I had to go back and take it. Then, I realized the entire bridge was painted. And probably fairly recently as nothing was over-tagged…
      Best wishes for 2020.

    • It is. Natural. My – techincal – problem is backlight photography. Which I try to avoid. In this case it was impossible. 10Am, one side of the bridge had great light , the other side had a blazing sun above. In those cases, I try to frame out the sky and reduce the overlight on Photoshop.
      Glad you liked it. Arrivederci…

  4. Wow, these are amazing! I remember once stumbling upon an abandoned warehouse somewhere in France with lots of incredible street art inside, it was unlike anything I’ve seen so far on my travels. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva

      • Always neat, why ruin ambrosia with a mixer or ice 🙂 No fires are still burning, but less news as they move away from population. Ghastly business.

      • You¡d have gotten along well with my father. After years in India and Africa he always had one whisky a day. At 6PM. When the sun was setting somewhere over the Empire. 🙂
        Ghastly business indeed. I hear there are many fires in California, or in Malaysia. I imagine Australia rather dry. Do you have a rainy season or monsoon of sorts?

      • We do have a rainy season, our winter is technically June – August, but in reality June is more a temperate autumnal month. From mid September to October spring begins a drying out, and from November to June we are very dry, with intermittent seasonal showers. It’s a fire nightmare.

      • If I remember my readings of the Dreamtime, a lot of Australia is semi-desertic, right? Which makes it difficult to get the water… Maybe someone will find a solution or prevention some day.

      • Yes, arid we are, only the coast is lush with life. But life inland is sustainable if managed well. One of the greatest problems is human life. But by far the greatest of all is lightening. My youngest son used to work in the dept. that managed flora and fauna, and many tactics were used. The most promising one (which is the most resisted one by the white population) is indigenous methods of management.

      • La foudre? Hadn’t thought of that. It makes sense that traditional methods might prove more efficient… If I’m not mistaken they’d been there for 50-60,000 years?

    • Yes, those are very good. I like them all actually… It was quite a thrill because to take the pictures I had to stand on the exit from the highway, while my daughter had stopped the car further along and my wife was complaining about the risk of accidents… Then hop back in the car, turn around to the other side. Go down again, watch out for cars, 4 times on all sides of the bridge. Fun. 🙂

    • Only you know the situation there and the streets to avoid. Here’s what I did in Bogotá when I went to the worst parts of town. Went on Easter sunday morning, everyone is a t church. Go on a Sunday morning early. I went with my niece and her boyfriend was driving. (He had a baseball bat under the seat, just in case) We took several shots from the car. On large desert streets I got down, took pix in a hurry while the car was following me. And jumped back in the car when finished. 🙂 And some streets we just rushed through. Don’t take unnecessary risks but I would be curious to see the results. Cheers.

    • Come to think of it, that bridge was a sort of door to the 5th dimension, in the middle of a modern highway, connecting a Mexican village on the west to the sea resorts on the east. And all that magic in paint…
      First one? That was very magical… 🙂 🧙‍♀️

  5. Wonderful collection of street art. Hard to pick a favorite, but I do really like the large portrait of a child’s face. The last one in the cafe, is clever too. But I appreciate all of them and in particular the collection of them. We had a similar experience in Yogyakarta, Indonesia which has a large population of artistic students and therefore a huge collection of street art. (We did a post on those as well.. this one of yours brought that one back to me.)

    Peta

    • It was quite a unique experience. I was also lucky because the art on the bridge seemed to be fairly new. Not overtagged as happens too often. I seem to remember your post, but not sure. Hopping there… 🙂

    • Yucatán is nice. Quite beautiful still. Sadly, lots of cities are already plagued with narc-violence… Which apparently is not affecting foreigners… Worth a stop next time….

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