Art, Stories and Travel

Colourful Campeche!

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I’m a couple of hours down the coast from Mérida is the quaint town of Campeche on the Mexican gulf on the last stop of my tour.  Campeche has old stone walls and lookouts,  cannons for facing off pirates, crumbling old buildings, arches, a boardwalk called the Malecon, and the cutest police cars we’ve seen yet.

We can now say we have experienced the full range of policing in Mexico – from armoured vehicles with standing machine guns, camo gear and ammo necklaces, (no picture… to scary) – to this!

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And this one seems to have his door open – very space age!

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in the main square they have a sound and light show and I found a night without torrential rain and went along.

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Mayan theme

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Underwater stuff

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Colourful houses

 

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Kaledeidescope

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Church architecture

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Then I noticed this little guy sitting on the fence!

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More religion…

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Ghoulish stuff – it is Mexico after all!

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Fire bugs?

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Scene change?

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Masked ball?

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Still there… engrossed

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When I called it a night, this was the other side of the square – still open for business

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As was the church with mass in full swing in the Campeche Catedral

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