Photo Essay: My Oaxaca

by Ekua on November 10, 2010 in captured on memory card,Mexico

Images that capture the essence of places or experiences I often visited in the city of Oaxaca:

Cafe Culture and Becoming a Regular, Pan & Co. Cafe

Beginnings and Endings, Iglesia de Santo Domingo

Gathering Spots and Prickly Plants, Santo Domingo Square

Awareness and Beautiful Skies, Santo Domingo Square

Celebration and Tradition, Santo Domingo Square

Protest and Dissent, Zocalo

Creative Touches and Peaceful Public Spaces, Parque El Llano

Music and Dancing, Zocalo

Balloons and Color, Zocalo

Decoration and Reflection, Macedonia Alcala

Narrow Streets and Old VW Bugs, Ignacio Allende

Graffiti and Flowers, Jesús Carranza

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Sunee November 10, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Oooh, I love these photos! You really have an eye for capturing the essence of a place. And no one ever takes pictures of the sky and I’m suddenly wondering why not – beautiful!


Ekua November 11, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Thanks… the sky was often beautifully cloudy in Oaxaca!


Andi November 11, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Oh freaking wow!!! Loooooove that flag reflection photo.


Ekua November 11, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Yeah, I love those rare times when shadows are colorful.


Globetrottergirls November 11, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Great photos!! We recognized the Pan & Co Cafe right away, we went there quite few times during our stay in Oaxaca 🙂


Ekua November 11, 2010 at 9:10 pm

I miss that place! I went there often, mostly for an afternoon cappuccino and sometimes for a sandwich at lunch time. Yuuum.


Ariane November 11, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Well this brings back memories. Oaxaca is really beautiful and I fondly remember Santo Domingo square and the zocalo.


Ekua November 11, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Thanks for stopping by, Ariane 🙂 I loved Oaxaca… it’s not so full of attractions, but it’s such a great place for art, culture and food.


Rebecca November 12, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Great photos! I loved my (albeit brief) time in Oaxaca and it’s nice to see it again in pictures!


Ekua November 13, 2010 at 4:05 pm



Lola November 13, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Really pretty. My favorite is the “Celebration and Tradition” shot in Santo Domingo Square.


Ekua November 13, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Thanks, Lola. I took a bunch of shots of that particular wedding celebration and it was hard to narrow it down to just one photo! Loved their colorful attire.


Brenna November 14, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Oaxaca is my favourite place in Mexico! Love the photos.


Ekua November 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Oaxaca is such a great place. Can’t believe it took me so long to discover it!


Mary R November 16, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I really love your picture of the zocalo… it reminds me of a trip I took there with my mom a few years ago for the Guelageutza. Did you see that this summer? in any case, I love how there’s always music and dancing and revelry in that square. There’s also a restaurant there with the most amazing tortilla soup! I hope i make it back some day…


Ekua November 16, 2010 at 8:20 pm

I had to leave before Guelaguetza, unfortunately. Another time!


Barbara Sarah January 30, 2011 at 9:01 am

I just came across your blog, a few days before leaving for my first visit to Oaxaca. Your stories, photos, experiences and observations of the people and culture are awesome. My level of excitement about this trip is now through the roof!
Many thanks…..


Ekua January 30, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Awesome, no problem! I hope you have fun in Oaxaca, it’s such a great place!


Karen from Globetrotter Diaries April 23, 2011 at 11:06 am

Hi Ekua,

I just came across your blog and love it!! I fell in love with Oaxaca on a road trip through Mexico and your photos took me back to great memories. I just missed Guelaguetza too. Wasn’t the food there fantastic?

A New Follower,


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