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

You don't take a photograph, you make it. ~Ansel Adams

The Earth Has Music For Those Who Listen.

November 30, 2006

Pueblo Desesperado / Desperate People


Brave women and men, peasants from Veracruz, rising their demands in the city for their stolen lands, on the last day of the term of V. Fox.
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November 28, 2006

Going up to the freeway


Passing this spot I saw this empty space for advertisement and imagine this.
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November 27, 2006

Poster para Lila Downs


Poster for Lila Downs, made from a picture I took of one of her street posters. She is an extraordinary Mexican folk singer.
http://www.liladowns.com

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November 26, 2006

The Welder


In this cold morning this view catch my eye.
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November 25, 2006

The Firebird / Pajaro de Fuego


Wood-carving by Vianey Frias Salazar.
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November 24, 2006

November 23, 2006

Santa Fe


West part of the city.
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November 22, 2006

Street Working Man


A windshield cleaner, unfortunately there are hundreds of them in the streets, living without hope.
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November 21, 2006

El Reloj de Pachuca


Clock Tower of Pachuca ( near Mexico City ), closed for repairs.
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November 20, 2006

A. Obregon Ave


Peaceful Sunday Afternoon.
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November 19, 2006

Toll Road


Going Home.
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November 18, 2006

Street Mime


[ Pachuca, near Mexico City ]
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November 17, 2006

Rush


I must hurry or What's the Rush.
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November 16, 2006

Frida Kahlo & Spider


Street Performance.

We are told that the number of cameras used world wide -standalone and embedded (as in a telephone)- has increased 600% in just the past four years, and it will double again over the next five years.

The total number of cameras sold worldwide, of all kinds, in 2000 was 85 million units. For 2008 the projected sales are ONE BILLION cameras.

There is no question that the increase in the number of cameras has also increased the number of images recorded. The internet has become the most rapidly expanding form of making those images available to everyone, so let us then ask, how is photography going to be transformed by all these changes that are presently underway? How is in fact, is culture being transformed by the phenomenal growth of photography?

Pedro Meyer
Beijing, China
September 2006

http://www.zonezero.com/editorial/editorial.html

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November 15, 2006

November 14, 2006

November 13, 2006

Look


I was trying to focus the Zoe's sign & suddenly appears this interesting face, so, hope this lady don't mind.
(Pachuca, near Mexico City)
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November 12, 2006

Strange Days

Someone (anonymous) ask to re-post this one without the Photoshop effects, well here it is.















Just trying to connect Magic with Life.
"El Arte de Mirar"

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November 10, 2006

November 9, 2006

Fruitfulness


I don't know the name of these fruits, but nature always is surprising.
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November 8, 2006

Entrance


Rural Church in Tizayuca
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November 7, 2006

Metro


Too much traffic, well, take the Metro.
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November 6, 2006

Atrium


Lerma, a little town near Mexico City. Parroquia de Sta. Clara de Asis.
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November 5, 2006

Sunday Traffic


From the elevated freeway to south of the city.
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November 4, 2006

Open Air Menu


Open Air Menu & Job Advertisement


Mix for November by Request.



A Delightful Moment


1 What a Difference a Day Makes Reneé Olstead Reneé Olstead 2004
2 Voyage of Gurdjieff. (The Fourth Way) Therion Lemuria/Sirius B 2004
3 Kanye West - Spaceship' (Roc a Fella) Gilles Peterson Worldwide [ Box of Delights ] 2005
4 Chill Bill Richard Elliot Metro Blue 2005
5 Murder By Numbers Frank Zappa & Sting [Live] Broadway The Hard Way - World Tour 1988
6 Stolen Away On 55th & 3rd Dave Matthews Band Stand Up 2005
7 Tanto Que Te Quiero Tanto Gilberto Santa Rosa Viceversa 2002
8 Crickets Sing For Anamaria Emma Bunton Free Me 2005
9 Universal Love [ Feat. Marcus Begg ] Trüby Trio Elevator Music 2003
10 Vida Loca Francisco Cespedes Vida Loca 1998
11 Samba Saravah Vinicius de Moraes, Baden Powell & Francis Lai Vinicius de Moraes 1965
12 Ritmo da Rua Universal Love Deep and Sexy Vol. 2 2003
13 Once I Loved [O Morro Nao Tem Vez] Wes Montgomery Goin' Out Of My Head 1965
14 Aéro Dynamik Kraftwerk Tour de France Soundtrack 2003
15 Hymnen [Region 1 & 2] Karlheinz Stockhausen Hymnen [Anthems] 1967
16 Ramus Faber Feat. Emily Mcewan - 'Even After' (Farplane) Gilles Peterson Worldwide [ Box of Delights ] 2005
17 Lonely Afternoon Shakatak Remix Best Album 2000
18 Spektrum - 'Kinda New (Edit)' ( Playhouse ) Gilles Peterson Worldwide [ Box of Delights ] 2005
19 Hard Work John Handy The Best Funk Album In The World...Ever! CD2 1976
20 In Your Arms Spyro Gyra The Deep End 2004
21 Wait 'Till You See Him [De-Phazz Remix] Ella Fitzgerald Verve Remixed 2002
22 Vanilla Sky Paul McCartney Vanilla Sky 2001
23 Mystic Voyage (Version) Roy Ayers Virgin Ubiquity [Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981] 2004
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