Apr 18, 2009

Street Scenes: Balloon Seller Mexico City

In just about every town, city or village in Mexico now matter how small there is a square, or zocalo, flanked by a church.

And in each square there is always someone selling balloons, never a humble ensemble. A few feet away a shoe shiner or two are likely at work.


Fly Girl said...

How fanciful! I think the consistent presence of balloons says a lot about the bright Mexican spirit.

Lakshmi said...

balloons to me have always meant partying and celebration..lovely pic

marina villatoro said...

when i was in mexico, 33% of the population made money from this and stranger more frequently annoying jobs. i remember we were in a restaurant once there must have been like 15 people passing thru in the matter of 25 minutes. one old, old man had a little homemade machine that for 2 pesos he'll electrocute you. it's cute and funny, but really it's super sad!!!!!
especially the 3 year olds selling chicle.
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GMG said...

Hi Wendy! I haven't give up to see one of the guys flying up in the air ; gone with the wind... ;))

You wouldn’t guess where Blogtrotter is on its last post... ;)
Enjoy and have a great week!

Sandier Pastures said...

I could almost say this was taken in the Philippines! It's so alike!

Wendy said...

Fly Girl, You hit the nail on the head.

Lakshmi, they are very festive.

Marina, Hmmm. getting paid to be electrocuted. Wonder how business is..

Hi Gil, thanks for stopping by.

Sandier Pastures, I would love to go to the Philippines.

Romy said...

I just love the village squares in Old Mexico with the vendors selling all their wares in such FiEsTa colours! Part of the magic of Mexico to me is the vibrancy of their colours! Muchas Gracias for your wonderful stories & photos! RoMy (Mexican Folk Artist)