Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Mazatlán's Finest-Serving and Protecting

The friendliness of the people in this city constantly amazes me. I have seldom been refused a request to photograph them. In fact, many of these fine folks enjoy the process.

17 comments:

alaya said...

i can see from their face that they love their photo to be taken :)

J.A.Aldeia said...

Something very unexpected: smiles on faces of people carrying heavy guns. Good shot of shooting, sorry, smiling people.

Jazzy said...

nice smiley faces!

Peter said...

Well better stay friends with them; they seem to be "well" equipped!

Jim said...

I would not want their job, they do get to carry big guns though.

Dusty Lens said...

Friendly people who enjoy their surroundings.

oldmanlincoln said...

Wow. Guns and all. It would take some getting used to. Nice photograph though. We got snow coming down at the moment and about 5 or 6 inches already on the ground.

Does that make you sad?

Jilly said...

What great faces. They are so open yet right, they carry guns. Goodness.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Did you tell them your blog is visited by people from all over the world? They'd love that! :)

marley said...

Glad you didn't ask them to do anything they didn't want to do, what with the guns and all!

Ming the Merciless said...

Like everyone said, the contradiction between the heavy artilleries on the policemen and their friendly smile is quite interesting.

To respond to your comment about tripe soup, I've had them a couple of times before. I like them actually, especially the peppery soup and slightly chewy consistency of the meat.

bloglogger said...

In USA you can't get any closer than this! Believe me. These are hard working people trying to make a living by serving and protecting while getting a miserable monthly pay, compared to American standards, about 8oo dls. a month. We don't figure up by means of annual perceptions.

Luciano, from Mazatlan, Mexico.

Southern Heart said...

Great photo...I love photos that feature the people who live in an area.

Chris said...

Hola, Kate! Quiero decirte que una amiga mia va a estudiar espanol en Mexico durante el mes que viene. Ella va a Cuernavaca.

I thought I'd give you some practice!! Nice shot of the policia!

Rambling Round said...

Arms...vests! I wouldn't want to jaywalk in front of them!At least they look friendly.

Nikon said...

I'm glad that they're smiling :-)

Kala said...

They definitely look like they are ready for some serious action! You have the skill to make even the toughest men smile =)