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.

July 31, 2007

UNAM Olympic Stadium



Olympic Stadium of The National Autonomous University of Mexico [UNAM].

July 30, 2007

Break for Lunch


At mid-morning these workers broke for lunch.

July 28, 2007

Walking in the street / Caminando



De pronto vi mi cabeza
en el espacio perdida,
sin pensamiento y sin vida
y sin humana impureza.
Sentí profunda extrañeza,
más luego extendí mi lodo
y fui descubriendo el modo
de hacer mi cuerpo infinito.
El polvo al polvo remito,
Dejo de ser y soy todo.

Pita Amor


"Hope someone could translate this. Thanks."

July 27, 2007

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Faces 1



Feliz Domingo / Happy Sunday.

July 20, 2007

Rehilete


Rehilete, Gallo, Molinillo, Reguilete, Molinete, Rehilandera, Rodachina, Voladera, Ventolera, Rongigata, Veleta, Pinwheel, many names for this toy. This is a mobile street seller of these colorful pinwheels. Have a colorful week-end.

July 19, 2007

Two Faces Bench



A new sculpture as part of exhibit "Benches Dialogue" at Paseo de la Reforma, main street of the city. It has no name and no name of the sculptor (I call it 'Two Faces' for obvious reasons).

July 18, 2007

Metro Steps


An old man selling candies on the stairs of the Zocalo Metro station.

July 14, 2007

Baile en el parque / Dancing in the Street


"Baile en el parque los Sabados", originalmente planeado por el Gobierno de la Ciudad de Mexico, para las personas de la tercera edad, actualmente disfrutan de estos eventos, jovenes y gente de todas las edades, para aprovechar el sabor de bailar al aire libre, tomar lecciones y lucir los ultimos pasos de baile. El gozo del baile en todo su esplendor! Feliz Fin de Semana. Happy Week-End.

July 13, 2007

Cuexcomate


Of pre-Hispanic origin, Cuexcomate is the place where the grains keep during the year and avoids that it is contaminated with plagues. Already they are left only a few in Xoyatla, because they have been replaced by inns of metal and plastic. In the foreground a work by Federico Silva call "Orbitales" (Orbitals) located at Borda Gardens in Cuernavaca. [ Granero o Troje para guardar grano, de origen Prehispanico, aun en uso en comunidades del oriente del estado de Morelos, Mx. ]

Cocoa Road [Just a Joke]

July 11, 2007

Cuernavaca Cathedral 2.


The cathedral, began life as a Franciscan friary, fortress-like complex. The side portal of the church has a fine colonial-Plateresque façade with, above the gable, the symbols of a crown, cross, skull and bones framed by an alfiz.



Detail, for Kate.



The Chapel of the Third Order, at the rear of the monastery building, has a very typical Mexican Baroque façade, embellished with a small figure representing Hernán Cortés. Like the chapel's lovely carved wooden altar (1735), the façade shows strong Indian influence.



The gilded 18th century altarpiece, restored and in beautiful condition, it is one of the few colonial baroque retablos to survive both the neoclassical vogue that swept through many churches in the region during the late 1700s and early 1800s.



In front, The Chapel of St. Jude Thaddeus.

July 10, 2007

Catedral de Cuernavaca / Cuernavaca Cathedral




Location for a TV series, the entrance of Cuernavaca Cathedral, formerly a Franciscan monastery, its construction begun in 1533 under the supervision of Hernan Cortes. Cuernavaca is a beautiful place very near Mexico City.

July 8, 2007

El Soldador / The Welder


Have a happy Sunday.

July 2, 2007

Javier Marin


Sculptures at Plaza Juarez Exhibition.

July 1, 2007

Hoy es Hoy / Today is Today


DP THEME DAY: RED.


Head, named "Hoy es Hoy" ('Today is Today') by Javier Marin [ Mexican Sculptor].