While waiting for a table at an Mexican restaurant in Old Town San Diego, we strolled through Bazaar del Mundo. This collection of shops used to be in the heart of Old Town until the owner lost her lease and had to relocate. I liked it better in the old location, but the wares are still colorful and authentic. Wish I could have brought back some of these paper flowers on the plane.
I should mention that all these photos save the one below were taken with the iPhone. This is the bazaar from the outside:
I love these woven blankets. Yes, they’re selling Christmas stuff already, sigh.
The exterior is designed to look like an alleyway (callejon) in Mexico.
Everything is arranged so beautifully.
There’s a little cafe outside the shops and it was warm enough to eat outdoors that night. Boy, do I miss doing that! I took all these without flash, so that gives you an idea of how bright the place is.
If all this color is causing sensory overload, here’s something a little calmer.
An agave attenuata shot with the iPhone! I can’t believe the closeups you can get. I may just leave my little Canon at home when I travel and use this. I never take my Nikon, because airport security personnel almost dropped it once. I can’t imagine what pros endure when they take really expensive gear through airports.
Today is a holiday (Veterans Day) in the States, so I’ll be out doing stuff with Mr. Prose. I should be able to post a pic or two tomorrow, though. Have a good one!