Mexico in Photographs

Every trip ends with me looking back on all the photos I have taken, many are still great but not enough that I could muster up a story about, however, still an amusing compilation for a blogpost!

LaPaz

Beautiful days spent at the beach

Beautiful days spent at the beach

Sunset watching in La Paz

Sunset watching in La Paz

Such delicious food in Mexico

Such delicious food in Mexico

Stopping somewhere between Cabo San Lucas and La Paz on the side of the road to snap some photos - such beautiful mountains!

Stopping somewhere between Cabo San Lucas and La Paz on the side of the road to snap some photos – such beautiful mountains!

Such tall cactus trees!

Such tall cactus trees!

The mountains in Baja sure took our breath away.

The mountains in Baja sure took our breath away.

Andy had to try the signature dish of La Paz - Chocolate Clams

Andy had to try the signature dish of La Paz – Chocolate Clams

Colorful fish market!

Colorful fish market!

When in Mexico you *have* to sample the local delicacy!

When in Mexico you *have* to sample the local delicacy!

All of my favorite things in one photograph - Alfie, hot sauce, margarita, and 'burros' from the Breezemart in La Paz!

All of my favorite things in one photograph – Alfie, hot sauce, margarita, and ‘burros’ from the Breezemart in La Paz!

A lot of this happened in Mexico....

A lot of this happened in Mexico….

Stopping beside the Port of La Paz to snap some photos of the fishing boats.

Stopping beside the Port of La Paz to snap some photos of the fishing boats.

Photo op for Alfie!

Photo op for Alfie!

Stumbled across a pretty cool cantina, and this little guy was our translator, he was such a doll!

Stumbled across a pretty cool cantina, and this little guy was our translator, he was such a doll!

Everyone is more beautiful in Mexico!

Everyone is more beautiful in Mexico!

Had to take a moment for a photo op at the Tropic of Cancer line

Had to take a moment for a photo op at the Tropic of Cancer line

Found ourselves here, it's exactly like the song "you can check out anytime you want, but you can never leave."

Found ourselves here, it’s exactly like the song “you can check out anytime you want, but you can never leave.”

Faces of Mexico - Ethnic Art Gallery, Todos Santos

Faces of Mexico – Ethnic Art Gallery, Todos Santos

After Andy and I had made our way back to Cabo to meet up with Tim and Amanda, we wanted a break from the resort and took a drive up to Todos Santos. We parked the car and walked along the streets and saw a sign advertising for the Faces of Mexico, a small museum and art gallery.

Mexican masks have been known to date back as far as the Olmec civilization, and there are two basic types of these masks: primitive indigenous masks and masks that have been sculpted after Spanish influence.

Kersten Kiehnle inherited his father’s, Constantine Kiehnle collection and decided to open up the gallery to let people view this interesting assortment. In the early 1900s Constantine had traveled all over Mexico in search of silver, and began collecting these authentic masks during his exploration. Some of the masks even date back to the early 1800s. In the shop you will find the masks on display represent the traditional themes of animals, saints, angels and devils.

Kersten also made the shop into a gallery of intriguing collections of art, anything from old maps and postcards, to arts crafted on homemade paper, hearts, crosses and silver.

We had a great time stopping and and took away a piece of Mexican history that I never thought I could find anywhere else. Kersten was in the shop and provided a vast knowledge of the masks and I’m thankful we stopped in.

Faces of Mexico - Ethnic Art Gallery, Todos Santos

Faces of Mexico – Ethnic Art Gallery, Todos Santos

Cabo marina

Cabo marina

Saying goodbye to Mexico in style - hanging out in the Admirals Club!

Saying goodbye to Mexico in style – hanging out in the Admirals Club!

The rich history and culture has me craving to come back and explore more of Mexico. Four weeks in the Baja peninsula was just not enough time! Thanks for all the memories, and until next time Mexico, adios!

 

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