The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Friday, September 23, 2016

Dream Cloud


“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
― Rabindranath Tagore


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THE CURRENT CHALLENGE
Fri Sep 23, 2016
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Friday, September 16, 2016

Autumn Walk


"A landscape image cuts across all political and national boundaries, it transcends the constraints of language and culture." - Charlie Waite

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Fri Sep 16, 2016
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lost


“Not all those who wander are lost.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien


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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Bruno Traven Exhibition





“The creative person should have no other biography than his works.”

“Ordinary people can never fall over the walls, because they never dare climb high enough to see what is beyond the walls.”

“I wonder what goes on night and day beneath the surface of a cemetery.”
― B. TravenThe Death Ship

B. Traven was the pen name of a presumably German novelist, whose real name, nationality, date and place of birth and details of biography are all subject to dispute. One of the few certainties about Traven's life is that he lived for years in Mexico, where the majority of his fiction is also set—including The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1927), which was adapted for the Academy Award winning film of the same name in 1948.

Virtually every detail of Traven's life has been disputed and hotly debated. There were many hypotheses on the true identity of B. Traven, some of them wildly fantastic. Most agree that Traven was Ret Marut, a German stage actor and anarchist, who supposedly left Europe for Mexico around 1924. There are many good reasons (see below) to believe that Marut/Traven's real name was Otto Feige and that he was born in Schwiebus in Brandenburg, modern day Świebodzin in Poland.

B. Traven is the author of twelve novels, one book of reportage and several short stories, in which the sensational and adventure subjects combine with a critical attitude towards capitalism, reflecting the socialist and anarchist sympathies of the writer. B. Traven's best known works include the novels The Death Ship from 1926,The Treasure of the Sierra Madre from 1927 (filmed in 1948 by John Huston), and the so-called "Jungle Novels," also known as the Caoba cyclus (from the Spanish word caoba, meaning mahogany).


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Thursday, September 1, 2016

September 2016 Theme Day - Library

Vasconcelos Library labeled by the press as “megalibrary”, is a library in the north area of Mexico City
It was dedicated to José Vasconcelos, the philosopher and former presidential candidate and former president of the National Library of Mexico
The library is spread across 38,000 square metres (409,000 sq ft). [Wiki]



Alexander Pushkin Park Library

“If I were reading a book and happened to strike a wonderful passage I would close the book then and there and go for a walk. I hated the thought of coming to the end of a good book. I would tease it along, delay the inevitable as long as possible, but always, when I hit a great passage, I would stop reading immediately. Out I would go, rain, hail, snow or ice, and chew the cud.”
Henry Miller, Plexus


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