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.

"I still find each day to short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see"

~ John Burroughs

September 30, 2007

Muddy


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September 28, 2007

Small Enterprise



Two pics for $ 20.00 Pesos [$ 1.85 USD] in a key ring.


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September 27, 2007

Viva la Vida!


Exhibition at the San Francisco Atrium, Historic Center.


Frida Kahlo[1](July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a Mexican painter who is now the best-known artist Latin America has produced. She painted using a vibrantly colored style which was influenced by the indigenous culture of Mexico as well as European influences which include Realism, Symbolism, and Surrealism. Many of her works are self-portraits symbolically expressing her own pain. Kahlo was married to and influenced by the Mexican painter of murals Diego Rivera and shared his Communist views. Although she has long been recognized as an important painter, public awareness of her work has become more widespread since the 1970's. Her "Blue" house in Coyoacán, Mexico City is a popular museum, donated by Diego Rivera after her death in 1954. From Wiki.



Want to Play?


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September 24, 2007

Castillo de Chapultepec / Chapultepec Castle









The Castillo de Chapultepec (translated as "Castle of Chapultepec") is a castle built on top of Chapultepec Hill (Chapultepec comes from Náhuatl chapoltepēc and means "at the grasshopper hill"), located in the middle of Chapultepec Park in Mexico City at a height of 2,325 meters above sea level. The building has been used for several purposes during its history, including Military Academy, Imperial and Presidential residence, observatory and museum. It currently houses the Mexican National Museum of History. It is the only castle in North America that was occupied by European sovereigns. [Wiki.]


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Castillo de Chapultepec.

September 21, 2007

September 20, 2007

Night Watcher


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An old building damaged by past earthquakes at Historic Center of the city.

September 19, 2007

Stormy Weather


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Heavy rain at south of the city, University Metro Station.

September 18, 2007

Banca Arrecife / Reef Bench


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Reef Bench by Roger Von Gunten and in the background the Bench, Sit down and make yourself at home by Naomi Siegman ( Banca Arrecife y en el fondo la banca, Sientate, estas en tu casa. ) From the exhibit, 'Benches Dialogue' at main street.

September 17, 2007

Rural Sunday


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September 15, 2007

On The Trail Of Nexus


¨Hermano Arbol. Gracias a estos seres magicos, la Vida es posible" / "Brother Tree. Thanks to these magic beings, Life is posible"

September 14, 2007

September 8, 2007

Nature in Red


Another view from the city.

For Eri, Sofia and Alex.

September 7, 2007

Atardecer


A view of the Historic Center at sunset.

September 6, 2007

Temple of The Morning Star / Templo de la Estrella de la Mañana


"Telamons of Tula / Atlantes de Tula"


The old city of Tula had a great historical relevance in Mesoamerica, and it constitutes an important link in the chain of civilizations of the Central Altiplano.
Founded after Teotihuacán was destroyed, it is known nowadays by its main pyramid, Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, or temple of the morning star, on whose top the Telamons of Tula stand. 4.6 meter high statues, representing Toltec gods, they are believed to be the columns of a wooden roof the temple had.You can go up this pyramid to observe the telamons closely, and appreciate the whole archeological complex. From GoToLatin. You can see this front view.

September 5, 2007

Old Shadows


An old house in the Historic Center of the city.

September 4, 2007

Angel de la Independencia


El Ángel de la Independencia ("The Angel of Independence"), most commonly known by the shortened name El Ángel and officially known as Columna de la Independencia, is a victory column located on a roundabout over Paseo de la Reforma in downtown Mexico City.
El Ángel was built to commemorate the centennial of the beginning of Mexico's War of Independence, celebrated in 1910. In later years it was made into a mausoleum for the most important heroes of that war. It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Mexico City, and it has become a focal point for both celebration or protest. It bears a resemblance to the Victory Column in Berlin. From Wiki.

September 3, 2007

Palacio de Bellas Artes


The Palacio de Bellas Artes ("Palace of Fine Arts") is the premier opera house of Mexico City. The building is famous for both its extravagant art nouveau exterior in imported Italian white marble and its murals by Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and José Clemente Orozco. From Wiki. A view from within.

September 1, 2007

Signs


Sipping coffee at Bonneli, a cozy place very near Rio de Janeiro Park. The sign says 'Breakfast & Dinner with us.'