"Gargoyles & Graffiti"chronicles architectural elements that I find interesting or unique in my travels. Gargoyles are my passion, but today graffiti (which I hate but am learning to love as it is everywhere) is as much a part of architecture as the gargoyles and decorative railings that thrill me.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Viva Mexico: Happy Independence Day

Fireworks in Cozumel night of Sept. 15th for Independence Day

Desiree Duncan of Cozumel: manicure in honor of Mexican Independence Day
Happy Independence Day, Mexico! It has now become a gargoyles & graffiti tradition with the feet, so here we go again. Desiree was kind enough to allow us to post her beautiful Mexican Independence Day manicure. Viva Mexico!

The festivities start tonight and go through tomorrow. 

If you want to know more about Mexican Independence ... the scream of Dolores, click here or Mexican War of Independence

Last but definitely not least, I am making this a graffiti post ... my favorite graffiti in Cozumel ... across the street from the plaza where our store is at 2 and 30th

Graffiti in Cozumel


  1. So you are celebrating on both blogs? Way cool.

  2. Yes, I thought it was a crossover. Wanted to do another blog post on Cozumel on my gargoyles and graffiti as Cozumel is one of the best cruise ship ports, and even though most of my posts are on Europe .... this is a special weekend here.
    Obviously on my designincozumel blog, makes sense as it focuses on Cozumel. I made each one a little different though. Wish you were here!

  3. Loved this post so much, I thought I would use it again this year!

  4. Really need to make it there one of these years. I always seem to be just getting back to Germany.

  5. By the way, the graffiti has been painted over. The new one that replaced it is really cool too. Must add to my list to photograph!