Skippy’s travelogue

Puebla, Mexico: Mole & Talavera is Good Enough for Me

Puebla, Mexico: Mole & Talavera is Good Enough for Me

Colorful glazes are a signature component of the ceramics at the Uriarte Talavera factory in Puebla, Mexico.

Puebla, Mexico: Mole & Talavera is Good Enough for Me

Puebla, Mexico: Mole & Talavera is Good Enough for Me

Inspectors evaluate the quality of tableware and tiles at the Uriarte Talavera factory in Puebla, Mexico.

Puebla, Mexico: Mole & Talavera is Good Enough for Me

Puebla, Mexico: Mole & Talavera is Good Enough for Me

Vendors, lovers, friends and family gatehr in a mall near the zocalo in Puebla, Mexico.

Puebla, Mexico: Mole & Talavera is Good Enough for Me

Puebla, Mexico: Mole & Talavera is Good Enough for Me

A potter works on a vase at his wheel at the Uriarte Talavera factory in Puebla, Mexico.

Puebla, Mexico: Mole & Talavera is Good Enough for Me

Puebla, Mexico: Mole & Talavera is Good Enough for Me

A woman selling cinnamon apples waits for customers in Puebla, Mexico.

Puebla, Mexico: Mole & Talavera is Good Enough for Me

Puebla, Mexico: Mole & Talavera is Good Enough for Me

People work through the night in Puebla, Mexico, making deliveries and making a living.

Puebla, Mexico: Mole & Talavera is Good Enough for Me

Puebla, Mexico: Mole & Talavera is Good Enough for Me

After a night of busking for tips, a musician makes his way home through an empty shopping mall in Puebla, Mexico.

Puebla, Mexico: Mole & Talavera is Good Enough for Me

Puebla, Mexico: Mole & Talavera is Good Enough for Me

A shopkeeper waits for customers in a street mall in Puebla, Mexico.

Puebla, Mexico: Mole & Talavera is Good Enough for Me

Puebla, Mexico: Mole & Talavera is Good Enough for Me

Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios (Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Remedies), was built by the Spanish in 1594 on the site of the pre-Hispanic Great Pyramid of Cholula. The church is a major Catholic pilgrimage destination, and the site is also used for the celebration of indigenous rites. (Wikipedia)

Puebla, Mexico: Mole & Talavera is Good Enough for Me

Puebla, Mexico: Mole & Talavera is Good Enough for Me

A nun with a blue parasol walks past a former Jesuit monastery in Puebla, Mexico.

Skippy Sanchez

Skippy Sanchez has been a member since 7 November 2007 and goes by SkippySanchez.

Currently in limbo.

Subscriber since May 2008!

I like to take pictures, and (to paraphrase Elliott Erwitt) I particularly like to take pictures I like.

Lately I've been taking the pictures I like in Mexico and Honduras, but plan to expand my horizons as finances and opprotunities allow.

I have been a photographer for the largest newspaper in the flattest state in North America - circulation 148 an falling -- for 26 years. Most days I can't believe they pay me to do this, some days they couldn't pay me enough.

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