Every Picture Tells A Story

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About four years ago I discovered a new hobby called photography. When I arrived in Culiacan I bought a Blackberry and discovered how easy it was to take amazing photos without the hassle of adjusting zoom lenses or flashes. I had never had the patience before for perfecting the art of photography with cameras. Now, armed with my Blackberry, I could point and shoot and preserve memories forever.

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The above photo was the patio off of my bedroom in my house in Culiacan.

The photo below was taken at Instituto Senda del Rio, where I taught secundaria.

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Here is the children’s carousel at Forum, the major shopping mall in Culiacan.

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This is an awesome photo I took at the Art Gallery of Sinaloa.

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And of course I also enjoyed taking pictures of people. Here is a pic of my Mexican family back in 2011.

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I spent many wonderful weekends in Mazatlan. I was fascinated by all the vendors who roamed the beach, selling everything from fruit to jewelry.

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I spent two months in Irapuato in the fall of 2011. This was on display at Plaza Cibeles, the main shopping mall.

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I then moved to Tlaquepaque in October of 2011. My students posed in front of a board in the classroom they decorated for Halloween. And yes, we tie-dyed those shirts in class!

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In Centro Guadalajara I encountered this delightful creature on Day of the Dead. 

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Sunrise over the smog in Guadalajara. This photo was taken on the bridge at Alamo.

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These mariachis were performing in the Jardin Hidalgo.

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What a spectacular view of the canyon from Mirador!

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I retired my Blackberry and got an iPhone during the summer of 2013. And I thought my Blackberry took great pictures………the iPhone is even better!!!

This was the view from my hotel room in Rosarito, Baja California.

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Ramon Carona in Centro Guadalajara is home to carriage rides.

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Centro Tlaquepaque boasts this beautiful tree at Christmas.

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A peaceful scene at Lake Chapala.

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Here is a colorful mural from the town of Tequila.

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Last month the Virgin of Zapopan parade was held in Tlaquepaque. The priest, followed by throngs of people, marched through the streets strewn with alfalfa to the church.

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I was in Tonola last month and this doctor was wandering through the streets offering complimentary blood pressure checks.

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Look at what was parked outside my house one day!

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I posed with my students and colleagues at a birthday party yesterday at school.

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And I will close with a magnificent shot of the sky at sunset the other night.

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I hope you have enjoyed viewing these photos as much as I have enjoyed taking them.

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About iamkaren23

I am a Canadian writer currently living in Leavenworth, Washington. I published When Glad Becomes Sad in 2009. My second book, Alive Again, was published in March of 2015. Both are self-help books. I am currently working on a third book, this time a work of fiction.

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