On the last afternoon of my first trip to Merida, I managed to get one final wander through the streets of the city. And for its farewell performance, the afternoon Yucatan sun was really marvelous. Everything was washed in a warm gold that really intensified the already bright colors of a Mexican Street scene.
This otherwise generic corner in the city epitomizes the Mexico I remember I know there are cities in Mexico with towering skyscrapers and a far more urban feel, but like small town America, the rest of Mexico has a flavor of its own. Merida could hardly be called a small town, but it's downtown core retains the feel of old Mexico, long square blocks of mixed shops and houses, all painted cheerful Mediterranean colors.
I think many who have been to Mexico, walked the streets of its old cities and towns, would look at this and instantly recognize not the specific town but the mood, the country, Mexico. How about you? Does it strike that chord of golden hued streets in quintessential Mexico?
April 28th, 2013
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