Mexico from Slides prt15: People in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Colourful Crawling

Colourful Crawling

(11 Shots) | I’m not a people-shooter; certainly not in those days. Just too shy; but being respectful sounds a lot better. It were the beautiful colours of the clothes that made me step out of my comfort-zone.

In Harmony with the Job

In Harmony with the Job

The Guys with the Balloons

The Guys with the Balloons

We stayed a couple of days in San Cristóbal de las Casas; the Capital of the state of Chiapas. Our travel-guide had a little friend in town; whose name I have forgotten. We had the opportunity to visit her home and her family. Then we saw a little more than the colourful clothes everyone was wearing.

The Girlfriend of our Travel-guide

The Girlfriend of our Travel-guide

The Garden

The Garden

Actually it reminded me of the chicken coop at the farm of my grandparents; including the henhouse, which in this case was the shed they lived in. Inside was a small fire burning; no chimney to let the blue smoke out. Then I understood why the kids in the streets, who were begging for a peso, often had red eyes. While we felt uncomfortable looking around at the poverty of these people, they were friendly offering us some of their handmade stuff to buy. Which we did of course.

Mother and little Sister

Mother and little Sister

Mother and Child

Mother and Child

Son and his Friend

Son and his Friend

Mom sharp

Mom sharp

Cracking Walls

Cracking Walls

To Show everything you've got.

To Show everything you’ve got.

When we left I took a shot of the sheds I had seen on our way there; they had turned into a row of ‘residences’.

Residential Area

Residential Area

12 comments
  1. Thank you Harrie. For all those beautiful pictures.

  2. Björn said:

    A superb set of street portraits, my friend. I think you’re going to like Malaysia as many locals are more than happy to cooperate for shots like these.

  3. Malin Ellisdotter H said:

    Fantastic work, Harrie. Thanks for sharing these wonderful images. X

    • Much appreciated, Malin. These old slides ‘have something’. Like old, dark blues sometimes sounds better from a cassette-tape in an old, mono cassette-player; than from a polished CD-production.

  4. Chiapas is a wonderful place, and this captures the people well.

    • I liked it a lot; especially San Cristóbal de las Casas; colourful; and friendly. Thanks for your comment.

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