Mexico D.F. to San Miguel de Allende

Posted in photo essays, work by Kevin Vu on October 14, 2008

Carlos in his beanie and bicycle helmet. Mexico D.F., Mexico.
© kevin t vu

Hanging around after the pilgrimage. Mexico D.F., Mexico.
©kevin t vu

Manuel standing at an intersection. Mexico D.F., Mexico.
©kevin t vu

We’ve finished the race down to Mexico city!!!! It was an exhilarating ending heading into the city. We came in at 6am to beat the madness of the beast. Police cars were stopping traffic for us as we raced through the streets trying not to get hit by any cars (I believe one bicyclist was hit). We reached ‘La Iglesia Tepeyac.’. It was an amazing feeling as we saw the church come into view w/ the thousands standing and waiting!

From there, they got cleaned up and we had time to get breakfast and do a short walk around the area. I fell behind as they were riding away to the equipment truck. So I ended up walking around in pitch dark w/ some expensive equipment in an area that you dont want to go about. After an hour of searching, I found them and we enjoyed some beers at 9 in the morning to celebrate. From there we went to a mass that was held for the pilgrims. We, then, had lunch and left the city.

It’s weird to not see these guys anymore. I was with them for 3 solid weeks and I loved their company and friendship. I thanked them as I headed off alone.

I want to get my work done so that I can send the images to Juan, Carlos, Luis and their families. It has been a great trip and I’m so glad that they afforded me that opportunity. I hope my images will tell them the many thanks that I didnt say when I was w/ them.

I am now in San Miguel starting another chapter with the Santa Fe Photo Workshops. It has been wonderful to hang out w/ Ren, Anne, Spelman, Tricia and Cristina.


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  1. sarah said, on October 14, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    hey vu…love herm’s dad’s fur hat. so looking forward to seeing more. will see donnor and sakas in a week! love ya and miss ya! s.

  2. Herm said, on October 16, 2008 at 6:12 am

    My Pops face tells it all…He really sets the standers for us…Great pictures Kevin, and thank you so much for taking us along.

  3. javier said, on February 27, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    i was liking to see if i could get info on seeing the rest of pic. thanks

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