The Pazuki Blog

Mexico! May 05 2017, 2 Comments

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Oaxaca City

I totally fell in love with Oaxaca City, despite having a population of 4 million people, it had none of that big city hustle and bustle – arty, foody and always something unexpected and extraordinary going on in the streets.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Street Art

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Street Art

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Street Art

There was no shortage of street art.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Roadside Shrine

Shrines outside houses.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Colourful grave yards

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Colourful grave yards

The colours and creativity carry on into the graveyards, a place for picnics and music.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Mescale Bars

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Market Food

Mescale bars and market food.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Boulenc Bakery

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Garden of Boulenc

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Sarah & Paco

One of our favourite breakfast places, the Boulenc Bakery – Sarah falls in love with Paco the chihuaha, they share the same hair colour and have matching blue stripe shirts on. I loved the loos, using re-cycled materials.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Luscious Herbs

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Papier Mache Pinatas

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Mescales

Luscious herbs, papier mache pinatas, and dangerous looking coloured mescales in the market.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Sal Timbaaco Jewellery

The best market jewellery was from Sal Timbaaco.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Botanical Gardens

Beautiful botanical gardens in the centre of Oaxaca, originally an army base and totally barren, it was saved from becoming a hotel complex and instead became a haven of plants and trees indigenous to Oaxaca state. Our guide explained how so many plants had traditional uses, a beautiful, natural way of living that needs preserving.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Museo Rufino Tamayo

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Museo Rufino Tamayo

Museo Rufino Tamayo, an astonishing collection of pre-Hispanic artefacts.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Olga wearing Pazuki Jug of Flowers Scarf

Olga our kind landlady wearing a Pazuki scarf I gave her.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Textile Museum

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Textile Museum

Textile museum. The embroidery in Oaxaca is extraordinary, if I lived there I would definitely wear nothing but hand embroidered smocky dresses.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Carpets Dulizan in Teotitlan Village

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Carpets Dulizan in Teotitlan Village

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Carpets Dulizan in Teotitlan Village

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Hand-dyed yarn

I couldn’t resist buying 3 carpets from Dulizan in Teotitlan village. The wool is all hand-dyed with natural dyes on the roof top.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Paper Making - Institute of Art, San Agustin

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Paper Making - Institute of Art, San Agustin

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Paper Making - Institute of Art, San Agustin

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Paper Making - Institute of Art, San Agustin

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Paper Making - Institute of Art, San Agustin

The paper-making studio attached to a beautiful art school - the Institute of Arts in San Agustin Etla, founded by the famous Mexican artist, Francisco Toledo, in an old textile factory.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Paper Making - Tin painting

Loved these humorous miniature tin paintings.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Fencing

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Fencing

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Fencing

Inspirational fencing.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Colourful Apartment Building

An original colour choice for an apartment building.

Pazuki Mexico Blog | Beach House (Acrylic on Handmade Paper)

A few days down at the beach, we rented a cool beach house. I just had time to dab some acrylic paint onto the hand-made paper I bought at the art school, not easy as it was very absorbent and so hot my paints dried up instantly.

Pazuki xx


Inspirational trip to beautiful Rome October 08 2015, 0 Comments

So much inspiration in this beautiful city...

View from above into a piazza through trees
View from above into a piazza through trees

Backstreet Rome
Backstreet Rome

Backstreet Rome
Backstreet Rome

Backstreet Rome
Backstreet Rome

Backstreet Rome
Backstreet Rome


Backstreet Rome

Backstreet Rome
Backstreet Rome 


Backstreet Rome

 So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street
So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street

so many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street
So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street

so many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street
So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street

so many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street
So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street

So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street
So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street

So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street
So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street

So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street
So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street

So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street
So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street

So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street
So many stunning details, beautiful churches on every street

Doria Pamphilj Gallery
Doria Pamphilj Gallery

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Doria Pamphilj Gallery

Doria Pamphilj Gallery
Doria Pamphilj Gallery

Pazuki xx


A weekend in Norfolk... August 17 2015, 0 Comments


Heading to the Norfolk coast, sea just over the horizon

Blakeney House potting shed

Flint Wall


Blakeney

Holkam Beach

Beach finds

Morston Church

Pazuki xx


Weekend away to Helsinki... June 05 2015, 0 Comments

Weekend break to Helsinki, Finland.


Welcome to Helsinki 


Helsinki Station - Bright blue skies


First meal - Smoked salmon on rye at a very Finnish Bakery ‘Karl Fazer Cafe’


Central Helsinki


Torni Tower - Looking out at the view through glasses and bottles.


View from the top - casting a shadow over the surrounding buildings



Colourful 19th century Cathedral 


‘Trendy' Area of Helsinki a hipster haven - Kallio 



‘Trendy' Area of Helsinki a hipster haven - Kallio 


‘Trendy' Area of Helsinki a hipster haven - Kallio 

 
‘Goths’ in the park


Impromptu burger sales - outside bike shop 



Impromptu cafe - these were everywhere!


Shot of Artex a famous design shop in the heart of Helsinki 


Interesting Helsinki Architecture


Interesting Helsinki Architecture


Gates galore!


Ceramic plate in the Design Museum


Glass - Exhibition at the Design Museum


Glass - One of the things Finland does


Collections of Bicycles by the Kiasma Contemporary Arts Museum 


Blue House in the  Puu Käpylä area


More brightly coloured houses in the Puu Käpylä area


Puu Käpylä area


Primordial forest 20 minutes out of Helsinki 


Tangled tree roots in the primordial forest


River


GIANT snail


My companions… on the boardwalk








Marimekko was everywhere, the plane, the hotel and these country cottage curtains 


Famous Poet Eino Leino 


Coffee Shop / Flower Shop run by Japanese people - making the coffee with such precision 


Coffee girl was even sporting a Marimekko dress 

Pazuki xx