Why Travel Images can be Dangerous to your Overall health – Taxco de Alarcón, Mexico

Why Travel Photography can be Dangerous to your Health - Taxco de Alarcón, Mexico

A evening check out of Taxco’s Zocalo (city plaza) and its attractive Templo de Santa Prisca.

Make it possible for me to get you from Southeast Asia to the attractive place of Mexico. In July of this year I traveled back to Mexico Town and explored new metropolitan areas such as Puebla, Taxco, Cuernavaca and Tepoztlan.

Taxco (“tass-ko”) de Alarcón is viewed as Mexico’s silver Mecca. It is a attractive Spanish colonial town at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains.

Because the town is situated on a steep hillside the locals use Volkswagen Beetle (Bug) taxis to navigate the steep streets. They regularly roam the streets in a single file as if they ended up on an assembly line. You in no way have to wait more than a couple of seconds to flag down a taxi.

In the afternoon I wandered around the labyrinth of steep streets searching to photograph the town’s zocalo from a substantial vantage position. I uncovered this incredibly slender street and returned in the night for the “blue hour.”

It was a limited squeeze to setup my tripod along the incredibly slender street devoid of staying road kill as Volkswagen bug taxis ended up speeding guiding me. If that was not enough issue, it commenced to rain and I was acquiring nauseated from ingesting all the auto fumes.

I required to pack up my equipment and leave, but I was ready for the floodlights to illuminate the church. I finally requested a area about the lights and he said they only switch them on around the weekend. I took this last frame you see listed here ahead of it commenced to really downpour. I packed up my equipment, strapped on my picture backpack and headed downhill back to the plaza.

Below is a really significant vacation idea if you at any time visit Taxco: Do not walk in the rain on a wet and slippery cobblestone street that has a steep drop.

As you can imagine, I dropped my footing and was heading to land on my back, but as any good photographer would do I secured my equipment! With cat like reflexes, I quickly turned my higher torso and landed on my upper body as if I was heading to do a pushup (the locals ended up possibly considering who is this insane foreigner accomplishing pushups in the rain).

With a bruised wrist and moi, I quickly gathered myself up and ducked into the nearest bar to grab a beer.

Images is not only an pricey practice it can be unsafe to your well being.

Delighted Travels!

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Posted by Sam Antonio Images on 2014-10-19 06:00:51

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