11.6.12

south of the border

 senorita

Well hello, strangers! I've just returned from beautiful Old Mexico, where the desert is a-blooming and the Coca-Cola comes in a glass bottle. I stayed in a pretty little town south of Ensenada.

drive to tecate
 
into cable
motel

bffs

trailer on the spit
 
palmetto house

abandoned hotel


abandoned hotel

Coco

(All images taken on my 35mm Argus C3)

Stay tuned for more ♥

35 comments:

  1. oh how lovely! you look gorgeous!

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  2. Looks like a great trip! That last shot gives me true wanderlust. Is that a real zebra? A horse painted to look like a zebra? What is going on there? Color me intrigued.

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    1. That would be Tommy the "Tijuana zebra", or a donkey in greasepaint ;)

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  3. Ah, I can't wait to see/read more about you adventures! I've never been to Mexico myself, but your pictures are making me want to go!

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  4. Some beautiful outfits here, I love the last picture of you on the beach, so classic :)

    Penny Dreadful Vintage

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  5. I dream of visiting Mexico, and these photos look like something out of a dream. You look beautiful, I love everything that you are wearing, especially the turquoise jacket. xxx

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  6. Oh, I have always wanted to ride horses on the beach. :)

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  7. As always, your photos are so dreamy!!!

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  8. These pictures look like they came straight from the past. Beautiful.

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  9. Oh these pictures are beautiful!!! I have never been to Mexico but I have been traveling to the southern part of Cali just on the United States side of the border for most of my life since I have family there. It is a beautiful area! The landscape is amazing and the people are so welcoming! It looks like you had a fun time, and I can't wait to see and hear more about your trip!

    Take care and adios!
    Jessie Lou

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  10. Yes, now that's the essence of Dakota, the Mexican look suits you to a t, I LOVE both the skirt and the jacket outfits, and those strong summery colors are amazing on you!

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    1. Haha, no, that is Tommy the "Tijuana zebra"... it's a sort of tourist attraction, painted donkeys you can have your picture taken with! Totally hokey, but unbelievably adorable. Tommy's owner even takes that little guy on the bus with him; this donkey was a real public figure ;)

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  12. Ooh beautiful photos! Looks like you had great time :)

    -Sara
    Ladylike Delicacy

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  13. What a lovely looking trip! You look picture perfect, like you stepped straight out of a 1950s western. Hope you had a wonderful time! (and yay for Mexican Coke in the glass bottles!)

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  14. You have the most sublimely inspiring fashion sense and knack for knowing just what to wear in any setting. I adored seeing this sunny, fun filled shots of Mexico, and am delighted that you had a great trip, dear gal.

    ♥ Jessica

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  15. Woah! Zebra Donkey? That is amazing! Love all these photos - can't wait for more!

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  16. I love these photos! and my goodness!, you look darlin' as a lil senorita. We seem to be on the same style wavelength again. I hope you had a nice time in Mexico; it sure looks like you did. Though I have some fond memories of Mexico, I haven't been over the border in a few years on account of the not so fond memories. The corruption and poverty weigh heavy on my heart, but your photos are encouraging me to give Mexico another try. What's the story on your jacket? I love it. It reminds me of a Nudie.

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    1. Oh Crystal, I know what you mean... for every beautiful vista and charming hacienda, there's always the stark reality of poverty; we had to drive by rows of maquiadoras on our way into the nearest city. I also did some volunteer work with local fostered street dogs; very sad to see all the homeless pups :(

      Ah, but my jacket is a 1940s embroidered deal, originally from Mexico... but snagged on American eBay by my mother as a gift :)

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  17. These photos are as gorgeous as you are. Beautifully candid.

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  18. Absolutely beautiful photos! So lovely.
    -Andi x

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  19. AMAZING! I'm so fascinated by mexican style and would love to go to Mexico some day. These photos look exactly the way I've always imagined the perfect mexico trip in my head. I'm very much looking forward to more posts about your trip! And of course you and your outfits look absolutely perfect!

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  20. You look like you stepped out of some old snapshots in those lovely outfits you're sporting! Looks like you had a lovely time--and were pretty stylish to boot. ;)

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  21. Thank you, dolls!! I really did have a lovely time. And I'll have a lot more pictures coming up, as soon as I get my next rolls of film developed.

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  22. Oh my goodness you gorgeous thing! This pictures are amazing! Awww I am so in love with your little donkey/zebra. It looks like you had a magical time. Can't wait to see more. xx

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  23. Great outfit, I love your hair.

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  24. these photos are beautiful, they really capture the spirit of the place. and i love your yellow dress!

    little henry lee

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  25. Dakota! These are amazing! What a lovely visit and you look so beautiful, these photos look like they came from decades past. Stunning!~ Hope you had a great trip~!

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  26. Seems like it was a phenomenal holiday! You really do look grand as usual.
    x gracie

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  27. You are such a doll! I love your outfits, and it looks like you had a wonderful time on your trip!

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  28. OMG you visited my state!!!
    Baja California it´s beautiful. Maybe not the most mexican of Mexico´s towns, but surely the only one who can show you all Mexico in only one place.
    You know, there´s a song that say :Tijuana is the happiest place on earth.

    Hope you enjoyed your visit!

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  29. Dakota,

    It's Dawn - from Baja. What beautiful photos! Is the photo of you and Coco the one I took on that great camera of yours? I was so worried it wouldn't be in focus. Thanks so much for being Coco's special friend when you were here visiting. I know she enjoyed it more than you did.

    I have a favor to ask. Would it be possible to use some of your photos on our animal rescue site? Especially that one of you and Coco - it could be her 'after' pic. And the one of you and the dogs - really cool.

    OK, let us know. And, it goes without saying, you're welcome here anytime with a key to the tack room and an open gate for riding.

    Take care,

    Dawn and Tina Jo

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  30. The photos from your C3 came out really nice. I have one but haven't got round to putting a roll of film through it yet. Must get round to it.
    x

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