Sunday, May 15, 2016

More Holbox Paint

I bet you thought I was teasing when I said Hasta manana yesterday!  I've decided to surprise you and use the literal translation of that phrase.   It's Sunday (tomorrow) and I'm already back!

I wanted to walk every sand street on Holbox to find every mural.  That just wasn't possible since the weather turned steaming hot while we were there, but I'm not exaggerating when I say you can't go a block without noticing another mural.  Here are Sunday's pics!


On our cab ride to Chiquila from Cancun, our driver kept asking us if we'd noticed the all seeing eye in any Mayan murals or even signs along the road.  I'm glad he mentioned it because I found a quick example in a Holbox mural shortly after we arrived.  Soon after, we passed another eye, this one crying.


Look carefully.  Do you see the sunset in the eye?  Lots of symbolism in this mural!


Don't you love these roosters on this old wooden mechanic's shop?  One of the many things we loved about Holbox was the preservation of so many old wooden frame palapa or tin-roofed buildings.  Some modern structures have been built, but you'll see a lot of the older traditional dwellings in the village area.
 

The seagulls are all lined up on this wall!  This reminds me of something else we loved about Holbox -- the wildlife, including raccoons.
 
 
We were surprised to hear there were lots of raccoons on Holbox.  We realized a few days after we arrived that they loved the hotel pool in the wee hours.  One night we awoke to what sounded like a cat fight.  I stepped out on the balcony and there they were -- a family of raccoons lolling around in  the shallow end of the pool.

I think I'll go loll around in a pool now!   
 
Hasta luego!
 
 

7 comments:

LAURA A LOVELAND said...

Wow! I love the island "street art"! I just recently posted on my MEXICO AND BEYOND: LAURA'S PHOTO JOURNEY blog "Street Art in Mexico and Latin America. I'm hoping you like it. Here's the link:
http://lauraaloveland.blogspot.com/2016/03/street-art-in-mexico-and-latin-america.html

Life's a Beach! said...

Thanks Laura! I'm bookmarking your blog!

Emily said...

I love love love all the murals in Mexico. We lived in Playa del Carmen for the better part of a year, and I never did get to Holbox, despite wanting to. Now I see what I missed! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos with us. I am still hoping to get there one day.

Life's a Beach! said...

Emily, this was our first trip to Holbox. After reading numerous magazine articles, it was time to go! The murals are amazing!

LAURA A LOVELAND said...

Many thanks, Emily. I have also posted the link to your blog on my "Favorite Links."

LAURA A LOVELAND said...

Dear "Life's a Beach," I realize that I referred to you as Emily,a one of your followers. Disculpe, amiga.

Life's a Beach! said...

No problem!