Gabriel Garcia Marquez, local and notable hero celebrated on a wall in Gethsemane, a neighborhood with lots of street art, cafes and night life.
Streetart in Gethsemane
Levitating in one of the many public squares.
Extensive coral block walls surrounded and fortified the old city
in the sixteenth century.
Local street market
While walking home through a neighborhood park, we noticed
a group of people staring up into the branches. We looked up
and noticed the subject of the gaze fest was a three toed sloth,
slowly nibbling leaves with a newborn baby hanging on.
Fishermen working their hand toss nets on a river just north of the city,
I got to satisfy my obsession with hand painted signs and a boat trip through
a labyrinth of mangrove swamps.
Iguanas were a familiar presence along rural pathways.
It was after Christmas, and Santa was hanging on.
Victor Nunez, a local hero was represented in this carved trunk
by Tomas Castro.
Palenque women, fruit vendors, and a colorful presence in
the markets everywhere.
all photos ©Ken Brown