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.

January 31, 2007

Valle del Silencio / Silence Valley



A beautiful place near the city, fine to eat good trout, typical food & for dessert, a lot of oxygen.

January 30, 2007

January 29, 2007

The Dummy



An old camera (no digital), a ventriloquist's dummy & other stuff in a Sunday flea-market.

January 28, 2007

La Hija de los Apaches / The Apaches Daughter



Pulque.
Agua de las verdes matas,
tú me tumbas, tú me matas,
tú me haces andar a gatas.
Antigua rima popular.

Pulque, or octli, is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juice of the maguey, and is a traditional native beverage of Mesoamerica.
The maguey plant is not a cactus (as has sometimes been mistakenly suggested) but an agave, elsewhere called the "century plant". The plant was one of the most sacred plants in Mexico and had a prominent place in mythology, religious rituals, and Mesoamerican industry. La Hija de los Apaches, Its old glory and bright seem to be obscured by the erosion. This
rustic 60 years old ¨Pulquería” is one of the last bastions of local customs that stubbornly refuse to give in.
“La Hija de los Apaches” has witnessed countless discussions of famous writers through time and relates of ex-boxers who come to evoke his great feats every Thursday. Luis Buñuel, the eminent filmmaker, found an oasis in this place while he was filming ¨Los Olvidados¨ back in the 50s.
This was take last Friday afternoon.

January 26, 2007

Sleeping Door



In the still of the night.

January 25, 2007

Banca para Obispos / Bench for Bishops



From the exhibition "Benches Dialogue" this one is by Gustavo Monroy.

January 24, 2007

Raspados



A mini street stand of refreshments made of ice & different flavours.

Link of Interest:

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

January 23, 2007

Dreaming



A moment of luck.

January 18, 2007

La Diana / Diana Fountain



Sunset at main street Paseo de la Reforma, in the background, the Chapultepec Castle.

January 17, 2007

Walk Around



On Rio de Janeiro park. In the background, the statue of David.

January 15, 2007

At The Market



Dia de Tianguis.

January 13, 2007

Night Motion



At the Historic Centre.

January 11, 2007

Servir Bien



To Serve Well

January 10, 2007

Giordano Bruno



Giordano Bruno: The Forgotten Philosopher

He is one martyr whose name should lead all the rest. He was not a mere religious sectarian who was caught up in the psychology of some mob hysteria. He was a sensitive, imaginative poet, fired with the enthusiasm of a larger vision of a larger universe ... and he fell into the error of heretical belief. For this poets vision he was kept in a dark dungeon for eight years and then taken out to a blazing market place and roasted to death by fire.
By: John J. Kessler. Ph.D., Ch.E.

January 9, 2007

January 8, 2007

Waiting for the bill?




A waxwork from the restaurant of Ripley's Museum.

January 7, 2007

Catch You!




A quiet moment in an jugglers exhibition.

January 6, 2007

January 5, 2007

Light Traffic




Traffic on holidays.

January 4, 2007

Banca Musical / Musical Bench




From the exhibition Benches Dialogue, Musical Bench by Alberto Blanco.

January 3, 2007

El Pendulo (The Pendulum)




Cafebreria El Pendulo, an excellent place to have dinner, likewise to look for a good book, a movie or an album!

January 2, 2007

Bench by Alberto Vega M.




From the expo: Benches Dialogue, this elegant one is by Alberto Vega M. & has no name.

January 1, 2007

Best Photo of 2006




"Shock" Post it on Octuber 9.

Daily Photo Theme: Best Photo of 2006.



HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!