Mazunte: The Eyes Explore It.

A dawn came.

Pinks infused rays of cirrus.

Pinks echoed from the surface of the sea.

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Looking northwest at dawn. Mazunte, Mexico.

Soon, sunrays cleared the hills to the east, and night was really gone.

In that white light of the first real daylight, I saw a stick insect, hanging motionless on the edge of a concrete step.

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If you want to know more about stick insects, go here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phasmatodea

In this never-been-here-before place, it’s going to be a good day for seeing things.

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How napkins were presented at tables in Mazunte. 

I always look at the way people build things, and how they garden and landscape. Here and there, rows of discarded glass bottles were repurposed for bed edging.

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Green, brown, green, brown, green, brown…  People love patterns. 

Bamboo splits screwed to two-by-fours made low-cost deck rail pales.

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So much color, and so unselfconsciously applied…

 

A streetside roof of clay tile.

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Around here, clay as a material is sensible. It doesn’t freeze here, and termites don’t eat it. 

Is this cruciform holder for electric meters an intentional nod to Christianity?

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A few streets over was a beautiful door.

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I love the little details picked out in green. A bold yet subtle use of complement. 

Above the door was wonderful roof framing and sheathing.

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Repetition, variety, and contrast, all to hold up a roof. 

And along another sidewalk edge, an unsung mosaic artist’s work delights the eyes.

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In our next post, we’ll keep on walking and looking.

 

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