Mexico Monday Redux, Week 18

It’s been quite awhile since I blogged Mexico Monday, but now I’m finally able to start scanning the final batch of slides. I’ve been wanting to re-scan these for such a long time! I’m also trying to present them in chronological order as best I can; in doing so I may repeat some images that I’ve previously published. Hopefully it will all make sense, and, as always, I’m happy to see how much better the pictures look than they did the first time around.

My top photo is just about my favorite image from the earlier trips. I don’t know the location, but that scenic vista is definitely one of my lingering childhood memories of Mexico. I first shared this photo back in July 2016, at the very start of my Mexico Monday journey. It finally looks as beautiful as I remembered it!

You may recall seeing a few of these same images a little over a year ago (Redux ,Week 2) when I re-scanned some slides from 1968. As I go forward, I’ll try to link to my earlier posts so you’ll be able to compare the original images with the newly scanned versions if you so desire.

We frequently saw rural fence posts made of tree branches

This street scene may be in Mexico City

The photos below are from the summer of 1970 and show the central part of the city of Zacatecas. I’m certain this place has grown and changed a lot since these photos were shot, but the historic central part is now a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its 18th century streets and buildings. Most of these pictures were shot from the vantage point of Cerro Bufa, one of the more historically and culturally important sites in Mexico — and with an elevation of over 8500 feet (2600 meters) above sea level, it’s also a great place to enjoy a view of the landscape.

View of Cerro Bufa

Shrine of Our Lady of Patronage on Cerro Bufa

Inside the Volkswagen dealership

Mom and I looking down at the historic center of Zacatecas City

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