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Gem of San Cristobal

Posted by
Nitin (Mayenne, France) on 7 February 2013 in Transportation.

"Winning is everything. The only ones who remember you when you come second are your wife and your dog."

Damon Hill

In my first morning in San Cristobal de las Casas I was walking along the intricate network of narrow streets with cars almost the width of the street passing by. Sometimes trying to save myself from those monsters and at other times trying to get a better glimpse of them, here I managed to get a glimpse of a beautiful sleeping monster, right by my couchsurfer's house.

This was a beautiful, classic red, Volkswagen Beetle car - almost like the pride of San Cristobal. For me, this time stood still in this place. It brought me back memories of a very similar instance in Oaxaca, where another cobal blue classic beetle stood under the shade of the tree amidst rustic stones all around: http://nitin.aminus3.com/image/2012-12-20.html

NIKON D90 1/1250 second F/4.2 ISO 320 30 mm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

She looks born to be parked there . . everything in this image 'belongs'.

7 Feb 2013 10:08am

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Excellent catch and framing, but to me, the processing is too strong in the sky (phosphoresence around the roof). :-)

7 Feb 2013 11:48am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors & lights!
Memorable & lovely!

7 Feb 2013 5:57pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful work and the colors are just great.

7 Feb 2013 11:38pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Bright, punchy colour.

8 Feb 2013 7:46am

franz from Baden, Austria

love the vivid and powerful colours! i remember, mexicans like them like this ... ;-)

10 Feb 2013 5:14pm

NIKON D90
1/1250 second
F/4.2
ISO 320
30 mm

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