Day two in Oaxaca, Mexico and it turned out to be a very interesting journey, indeed. Rockets sonically lit up the night sky until dawn when I finally gave in and decided to walk the streets, camera in hand, to see what early light would bring. Apparently, being mostly Catholic, the Oaxacan population doesn’t get out on a Sunday morning so I found myself wandering mostly alone. While the morning light laid beautifully upon the ancient city,Continue reading...
Hi, my name is Lindsey Van, and I am excited to share my experiences leading into the Olympic season through a picture blog with Black Rapid. Photography has always been a passion of mine, and I take my camera everywhere I go. Pictures capture the moment, and emotion. A picture can explain so much more about an experience than words can. I took over 4000 pictures last year. I travel the world to compete in Ski Jumping, and I share the fun I have through my pictures. I will be posting some of my favorite moments in this blog as I train, travel and try to make the Olympic team. Live my moment with me.
Oaxaca is a pretty neat place. The streets are all cobblestone and there’s an ancient feel to the place. Best of all, it doesn’t seem too touristy. After a short nap, I spent the afternoon wandering to get a feel for the place. I had a couple of local beers, followed a parade, watched a wedding, dodged a quick rain shower and had dinner with Darin, my soon-to-be-roommate. I wanted to stress getting a lay of the land today instead of taking photos so that’s what I did.
Here are a few shots that I did get: