Thursday, 16 September 2010

viva méxico!

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Pardon my absence yesterday; I was having a distictly non-blogging sort of a day. However, I'm back with a vengeance! (Oh, and I was really delighted to discover some fellow literary-geeks/T.S. Eliot lovers among my readers.

Yesterday was Independence Day in Mexico (today is the holiday) and as it was the 200th anniversary of independence, it was something special. Last year we were in Puebla for Independence Day, but arrived late and managed to miss both the famous "grito de independencia" or cry of independence, and most of the fireworks. We then stood in the rain with a crowd of Poblanos and looked up at the palace where people wearing silk gowns leaned over the balcony to look down on us (the riff raff), until I wondered why we didn't all just start a revolution and storm the palace in search of a margarita...

This year we saw fireworks as we walked into town and I thought "oh no, we're going to miss it all again...." But luckily we didn't. The Governor of Jalisco came onto the balcony at 11pm to wave the flag and recite the famous grito, and we all joined him in shrieking "Viva!" and blowing horns. Afterwards the sky above the cathedral erupted with red, white and green fireworks.

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Outfit: I decided to follow the red, white and green colour scheme of the Mexican flag, although I noticed with some irony after a few hours that I was wearing two Spanish brands. Oh well. Albs pointed out that Desigual is actually Catalan and Zara is from Galicia, so I guess that's all right!
blouse: Desigual
jeans: Zara
necklace: Ganérika (a café/Mexican ornament store near my house)

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Viva México!

23 comments:

Kelly Leigh said...

Just stumbled across your blog! Loving it so far. Looks like you are having so much fun!

Elsa said...

Viva Mexico!
I love your necklace.

Anything but Bland said...

thanks for your comment! :) I am your new bloglovin follower!

Emilie said...

Waaauw this is cool, I have friends who are in Mexico at the moment, wish I could be there ... :s
gorgeous pictures btw and... have fun partying haha :D

xx

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SG said...

Viva Mexico. Happy Independence Day. (Some people, by mistake, think cinco de mayo as Mexico's Independence Day.)

Rio said...

How cool that you got to participate in such a big anniversary! What a great way to end your stay in Mexico too! :)

kiss me quick said...

oh lovely ^^

xxx kissmequick

specialsparklecarnival said...

Happy Independence day to Mexico!!
You look pretty, I love your top!

L. said...

Woo, viva Mexico! Love your patriotic dressing :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow how fun!!! I love the shots of the fireworks :D
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Elaine said...

How fun!!! Thanks for posting the pictures :)

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A said...

Happy Independence day. Beautiful picture of fireworks. It is not easy to take pictures of fireworks. Low light and moving subject->most difficult combination for pictures. Photographer did an excellent job.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

@ A: Well, I did basically watch the fireworks through my camera! If you take enough pictures of something, usually you can find two good ones!

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

WOW. This looks SO INCREDIBLE. I absolutely love fireworks. they're so magical! KAPOWWW. (Attempt to imitate the sound of a firework!)

HAVE LOTS OF FUN!

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20 York Street said...

Viva Mexico! Tell me Hun, is it better than the fireworks we have for Canada Day?

BenchesandChandeliers said...

looks like you had so much fun! great photos...

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Diana said...

this looks so fun!!! happy independence day :) i love all of these pictures

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liz said...

Hi dear, i have a F21 statement ring giveaway in my blog, and i'd love to if you join it too :)

Thankies <3 Liz

Luna : said...

i think fireworks are quite possibly my most favourite thing, they are so beautiful!!

Molly said...

love this post! Nothing's better than a fellow traveler. And I see that you went to Scotland....it's the best, isn't it? I just left. Heartbreaking. Did you get up to the Isle of Skye? I just put up some pics from there, if you wanna check it out. Such a crazy part of the world.

Followin for sure!

Ashley said...

Two spanish brands...hehehe :)

That looks like a LIVELY celebration! whoooo! I want to party in Mexico!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Wow, it looks like Mexico sure knows how to throw an Independence Day party! I can feel the thrill and excitement through your photos :)