Independance day in Cozumel

by Othon Gonzales

It’s in September when we celebrate the independence of Mexico from Spain.

Well, this year, the City Hall decided to set right in the roundabout of the crossing of 11th and 30th avenues, a model of the column of the Independence.

Cozumel Avenida 11 with 30 The original is a beautiful monument located in Mexico City, 36 meters height, built in 1910. Some heroes of that war are buried there, Miguel Hidalgo and Andres Quintana Roo, among others.

Columna Independencia Mexico CityThe column has four female statues ( the originals in bronze ), which represent law, justice, war and peace.
Angel de Independencia
On top of the column there is a winged angel holding a crown of laurels, symbolizing the victory.
Angel of the IndependenceIf you drive or walk over there, stop by and take a look. it’s worth it to see… and…

¡Viva Mexico!

Tati ‘s photo tip:
Cozumel has a miniature park displaying the most important buildings of the country Mexico.
Also an exhibition with interesting Mexican art.
I offer photography tours exploring the park and you will learn everything about perspectives in photography.
Along with architecture photography and how to take pictures in a museum.

miniature park


SEMANA SANTA (Easter in Mexico)

by Othon Gonzales

Since the 70 % of the population of Mexico has been Catholic for the last 300 years, we  ” Semana Santa ” every year. The most popular performance of the ” Passion of Jesus ” takes place in the neighborhood ” Iztapalapa ” of Mexico City.

Passion of Jesus

Every year a young man offers himself to play the role of Jesus and has to prepared spiritually an physically, because on ” Viernes Santo ” ( Good Friday ) he will be whipped, and suffer exactly the torture Jesus did along a similar distance, charging a wooden cross the same size, including a crown of thorns on his head. Of course there are the Romans, the Virgin Mary and everybody else in disguise.

Passion of Jesus in Mexico

More than a million people go there to see the show which ends at 3:00 pm after ” Jesus ” has been crucified ( without nails ), taken down from the cross to be driven in an ambulance to the hospital. ( Actually, this show is not interesting to me ).

The good news  is ” Semana Santa ” is the most popular vacation of the year, so, another million people leave the city to enjoy the sun at the beach, so it’s the perfect time to visit the city, without pollution, traffic, and you can use the ” Metro ” ( Subway ) without receiving a free massage.
Enjoy it !

Tati´s Photo tip:
Photographing religious or cultural events please show respect to the local people celebrating. Preferably use a longer focal length lens (or zoom) to remain in a distance to not disturb the actions. Observe closely and remain in the background.Katholic church in Cozumel  Statue de Guadelupe