Photographer's Note

I haven't taken many photos of architecture; I think I've only posted one. My visit to Merida, Mexico over the holidays changed that. The city is full of walls that are fully realized artworks in themselves: colourful, grey but textured, ruined, postered, or simply naked and unadorned.

I'll return to images of people, probably with my next post, but I just had to begin my little series of the Walls of Merida.

I was walking by myself one day -- buying CDs of Mexican music, drinking amazing fresh orange juice, and taking pictures -- when I investigated a strange little lane, barely more than an alleyway.

It had a few unremarkable shops along each side and a second level housing a beauty school. Then I came across these steps, which lead from the street level to the beauty academy, and I was just floored.

It was so beautiful, so painterly, and here it was tucked away at the back of this very ordinary laneway. Who chose these colours? Can I get them to do my apartment? It wouldn't be the last time I ended up asking myself questions like that.

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