Colors of Venezuela

Mesa, January 30, 2009

I just returned from a trip to Venezuela.  I have not been back since 1999.  The country has changed  quite a bit since then.  However; the culture and character of its people and places remains very much the same.  Regardless, of political affiliation most Venezuelans share a common bond.  It is the country's music, food and its strong cultural expression.  Every where you go, you find bright colors, signs and clear expressions that show pride and a sense of self expressions.  I had a great time and had the opportunity to travel to many places and visit many friends and family.  I hope my next visit will be in less than ten years.  The images below were captured during my recent trip.

Francisco Fajardo Freeway, Caracas


Andean town of Bocono, Estado Trujillo


 Highway fruit vendor, El Guapo, Estado Miranda


Fishing boats undergoing repairs, Punta Arena beach, Maragarita 

Sunset at Juangriego bay, Margarita