Mexico Monday, Week 7

One of our very favorite places to visit was the giant market in the middle of the beautiful city of Guadalajara.  I knew it as the Mercado Libertad (Liberty Market), and it’s also called the Mercado San Juan de Dios. I could have spent weeks browsing everything on offer in the mercado; it is the largest indoor market in Latin […]

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Mysterious Pyramid

When I photographed the pyramid in the 1980s, it was situated in the middle of an oak woodland sprinkled with small ponds that were wonderful for fishing.  It was a startling sight — right there, under the trees, stood a ring of huge boulders, and in the middle of the circle, this rather eerie mystery in stone.

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Mexico Monday, Week 5

Visiting small churches in isolated villages and various neighborhoods, or colonias, in the larger towns and cities was a big part of our summer trips to Mexico. There were always lots of curious children… The people we met were always incredibly kind and eager to share whatever they had with us — even when they had very little, compared to what […]

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Mexico Monday, Week 4

The more I look through my dad’s slide collection, the more I wish he had kept notes!  I know that he shared these slides often, and he had his reasons for arranging them in their present order (which is definitely not chronological), but his presentation notes were all in his head, so now I can only guess. There were always […]

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Mexico Monday, Week 3

I was very lucky to travel, multiple times, with my parents to Mexico at a young age, to see parts of the country that tourists rarely see, and to meet a good number of truly wonderful people. Even though most of my memories are now pretty vague, I still have some very strong impressions of those amazing experiences. My parents met the evangelist, […]

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