An Afternoon in Downtown El Paso, TX

I had such a great time today with my son and granddaughter, we went to downtown El Paso  to walk around and I was able to take pictures.  I want to learn street photography and so this is my first attempt at it.   I love the downtown area, love the energy, love the look, love the people,  I love to look at all the merchandise out in front of the stores as you walking by and I love the buildings.

The Plaza hotel in downtown El Paso is a true example of Art Deco 1920 style.  It was built for the Hilton Hotel chain.  This was the eight hotel in the Hilton chain and was considered a luxury hotel.

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A little modern mixed in with the old.  There are many beautiful more modern buildings around.

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Street shot.  It was difficult to take these shots because the streets were crowded today since it’s Sunday and I felt a bit awkward doing it. (need to get used to this)  And now looking at my photos I know what I want to shoot next time.

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The Camino Real Hotel opened in 1912 and its lobby was known as “the million-dollar lobby” because of all the gold leaf and pink marble.

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I love the art work here on the gates, the store closed, went out of business.

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All I heard was Spanish and it really took me back to when I was a child living in Colombia and going to the stores with my mother, and also took me back to the Bronx, she would have loved walking here today.  I felt her with me the whole time.

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This caught my eyes.  Our Lady of Guadalupe who came to me in a dream five years ago and is in my heart, and bear, my animal spirit guide, right in front of the entrance to a store.

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Mayoreo means wholesale.

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I couldn’t get a better shot of this poster inside a store window.  El Paso 104 years ago.  It was considered “bustling and dynamic” “with impressive buildings and a thriving business district.”

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And in the end we enjoyed a fantastic meal at the Pot au Feu Restaurant.  Hummus & Naan, Caesar salad, grilled veggie sandwich, lamb burger and chicken nuggets with french fries.  Delicious.

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Of course when I got home I was exhausted and I took a 2 hour nap.

Feel free to share, leave a comment, love to chat with you.

Blessings from El Paso.

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Happy Earth Day

You carry Mother Earth within you.  She is not outside of you.  Mother Earth is not just your environment.  In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the earth, which is the highest form of prayer. ~ Tich Nhat Hanh

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We live in partnership with our precious Mother Earth, not separate.

Earth Blessings

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A Special Note…Just For You

This is a special note just for you.

Listen…are you believing that you are special?

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Are you believing that you are brilliant?

Are you believing that you are beautiful?

Are you believing that you are precious?

And even – MAGNIFICENT?

I mean really – really in your heart of hearts believe it?

Not just on the surface, not just because you read someplace that you’re suppose to?

But, really believe it with your whole being?

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Remind yourself today and every day that you are

Special

Brilliant

Beautiful

Precious

How can you not be all that, and even more than you can know?

You are a bright shining star within a loving universe.

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You’re made of love and exist inside love –

You are all love

Every breath you take is love

Every thing you set your eyes on…

Is love

Every touch is love

Every word is love

Every dark is love

Every light is love

Believe in your heart of hearts that you are – m a g n i f i c e n t l o v e!!!

Come and share what you believe yourself to be?  I’d love to hear from you.

Blessings

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Just Some Photos

This week I’m sharing some photos.  Last week I was in Las Vegas visiting with my son, his girl friend and my granddaughter, here are some photos of what we did.

I love all the bling in Las Vegas, and all the shopping 🙂   This is on display going down the escalator in Macy’s, at the Fashion Show shopping mall.

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We took a ride to the gorgeous Red Rock Canyon National Conservation, Las Vegas, Nevada.  Breathtaking!

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These rock formations, their gorgeous colors and their natural beauty are – AMAZING!!!

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A little green.

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A late afternoon walk at Tivoli Village in Summerlin.

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And what’s a day without a good cup of coffee?  At the Cafe Leone in Tivoli Village.

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Thanks for spending some time with me.  Oh and by the way, I didn’t post any photos of me, none of them came out good I deleted all.

Wishing you a blessed Easter day!

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Inspiration Nugget 3

“Life is short.  Break the rules.  Forgive quickly.  Kiss slowly.  Love truly.  Laugh uncontrollably.  And never regret anything that makes you smile.” ~ Mark Twain
Write down three things that make you smile from your heart today.
Tuck it away and take it out and look at it on a rainy day, or when you need an inner smile.
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We can all share in our smiles, leave your three smiles in the comments below. 🙂
Happy Smile Blessings
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Design Your Own Life Style

“The way you live your days is the way you live your life.” ~ Annie Dillard

Your life is a life style all your own, and you’re the only one designing and creating every single detail in the style that you decide.Tree shadow.jpegLarge

Small

Grand

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Out there

Happy

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Hiding

Closed

Responsibility

Prosperous

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In the light..

You hold the power over all energies – bringing them to light – making them so.Leaf on ground.jpegYou have your own way of seeing things.  You have your own set of beliefs that you have acquired and are holding onto – that dominate, rule and regulate and shape the outcome of each of your thoughts.

Your’e the only one who can have the final say so, you’re the final decision maker.  Even when you think you don’t have a choice, you do, you’re the one making the choice of no choice.  You’re the one holding the magic key to your life and consciously or unconsciously, whether you want to admit it or not, you’re the one creating every single moment.3 cactus.jpegYou have the responsibility for your life and you can either accept that you are the mover and the shaker of your own journey, or you can hide away and just let life pass you by because with or without you – life will pass – life will change – life will move – life doesn’t wait – life is creating it doesn’t stand still.

You’re a miracle and you have the power to reinvent and change the course of your life,  to reach for the stars – to re-design – re-shape – re-structure – to change what you don’t like.

Step into your life, sprinkle some magic and design your own unique life style.

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below, I’d love to chat.

Blessings

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