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

March 29, 2008

David: Citizen of The World


Rio de Janeiro Park.

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March 28, 2008

The Kiss


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March 27, 2008

Curves Ahead


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March 26, 2008

Scented Wind


The incredible Rothko in action.

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March 25, 2008

Natural Ties


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March 24, 2008

The Beauty of Darkness


The goth subculture has associated tastes in music, aesthetics, and fashion, whether or not all individuals who share those tastes are in fact members of the goth subculture. Gothic music encompasses a number of different styles. Common to all is a tendency towards a lugubrious, mystical sound and outlook. Styles of dress within the subculture range from deathrock, punk, androgynous, medieval, some Renaissance and Victorian style clothes, or combinations of the above, most often with black attire, makeup and hair. [ Wiki ]

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March 23, 2008

Bellas Artes


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.
You can see pictures of the interior here.

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March 21, 2008

Semana Santa / Holy Week




Holy Thursday in St. Francis Church at Historic Center of the city. The 3rd picture shows the neglected part of Mexican society: The Indigenous people.
Holy Week in Christianity is the last week before Easter. It includes the religious holidays of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) and Good Friday, and lasts from Palm Sunday until but not including Easter Sunday, as Easter Sunday is the first day of the new season of The Great Fifty Days. It commemorates the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ culminating in his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. [Wiki]

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March 20, 2008

The Call


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March 19, 2008

Gort


“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
Arthur C. Clarke.
Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke has died. Good Bye Sir Arthur.

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March 18, 2008

The Sacred Valley of Tepoztlan


View from the Road 95 Mexico City-Cuernavaca-Acapulco of the Valley of Tepoztlan, a magic town south Mexico City, in the center of the image, the one with pyramidal form, "El Cerro del Tesoro" (Treasure Hill) or 'Chalchi'.
The town is a popular tourist destination near Mexico City. Is famous for the remains of a temple built on top of the nearby Tepozteco mountain. Tepoztlán was named a "Pueblo Mágico" in 2002. [Wiki]
About the background music:
Luminessence.
A modern masterpiece, July 12, 2005
By Marius Cipolla.
This is an absolutely luminous piece of music, living up to the name Jarrett gave it. Hard to believe anyone could think it dark. Like most serious modern music, it reflects the human condition in our age, and that means moments of tension and anguish. Indeed one could say that one of the great themes of Jarrett's music is the resolution of such anguish -- crossing the "personal mountains" in each human life.
But the overal experience of these pieces is of sublime beauty. Jan Garbarek is the perfect soloist for this sonata-like composition, an artist who produces one of the most beautiful sounds in modern jazz.
Luminessence isn't easy listening jazz. It might be better to approach it via the path of modern classical music than via any popular tradition. It is serious, heavenly music that needs to be respected. In return, it will reward the listener with intense pleasure.

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March 16, 2008

Gabriel Ponzanelli. Esculturas / Sculptures






Exhibit at Jardin Borda [Borda's Garden] in Cuernavaca, a beautiful town, near Mexico City.
Sculptures by Ponzanelli.

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March 14, 2008

Stream


Have a wonderful weekend!

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March 12, 2008

Hopeless


A girl and her child begging for money on the street.

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March 11, 2008

Theory of Man



Theory of Man

January first: The Big Bang
May first: The Milky Way is formed
September 9: The Solar System is formed
September 4: The Earth is formed
September 25: The terrestrial life starts
November 30: Atmosphere in Earth
December 17: Sea invertebrates
December 18: Sea plankton
December 19: Primitive vertebrates
December 20: Vascular plants
December 21: First bugs
December 24: The dinosaurs
December 27: First mammals
December 31: Human beings

Recently arrived:
what are we doing in this Earth?

Alberto Blanco

And in the background the American embassy.

Dedicated to Sofia.

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March 10, 2008

The Angel of Independence


El Angel de la Independencia al atardecer / The Angel of Independence at dusk and in the background the Torre Mayor [building].
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. [Wiki]

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March 9, 2008

Colonia Roma / Roma District


A culture space at Colonia Roma.
Fodor's Review: Recently, bookstores and cafés have helped transform this old neighborhood into the capital's full-blown arts district. The Galería OMR (Plaza Río de Janeiro 54, Col. Roma. www.galeriaomr.com. ) is tucked away in a typical Colonia Roma house, with an early-20th-century stone facade and quirkily lopsided exhibition rooms. This active gallery has a strong presence in international art fairs and art magazines. It's open weekdays 10-3 and 4-7 and Saturday 10-2. A short walk from OMR, Galería Nina Menocal (Zacatecas 93, at Cordoba, Col. Roma. www.ninamenocal.com. ) specializes in work by Cuban artists. The gallery is open weekdays 10-7 and Saturday 10-2, but the small staff is not always particularly welcoming to tourists who just want to take a look around. The Casa Lamm Cultural Center (Av. Alvaro Obregón 99, at Orizaba, Col. Roma. www.casalamm.com.mx.), a small mansion and national monument, nurtures artists and welcomes browsers with three exhibition spaces, a bookstore, a wide range of courses, and a superb café and a great restaurant that offers delicious international cuisine. Galería Pecanins (Av. Durango 186 at Plaza Cibeles, Col. Roma.) may be small, but it's a significant local presence. It's open weekdays 11-2 and 4-7.


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March 8, 2008

Risky Business



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March 6, 2008

The Ghosts in The Machine


Test of Virtual Graffiti.

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March 5, 2008

Sonrie / Smile


Sign found in an old house: Smile we are recording you

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March 3, 2008

MetroBus


The first line covers a distance of some 20 kilometres, running in a dedicated bus-lane built against the central reservation of Avenida de los Insurgentes. Avenida Insurgentes is the city's main north-to-south arterial route, constitutes a section of the Pan-American Highway, and is reputed to be the longest urban avenue in the world. [Wiki]

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March 2, 2008

Colegio Renacimiento / Renaissance School


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March 1, 2008

March 2008 Theme Day: Graffiti or Street Mural




Many other cities around the world are participating, so you can pop in and visit them too.

Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, Aliso Viejo (CA), USA by Rodney, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Bandung, Indonesia by Guntur Purwanto, Baziège, France by PaB, Belgrade, Serbia by BgdPic, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Boston (MA), USA by Fenix, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Bucaramanga, Colombia by Fernando, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chicago (IL), USA by U R us, Chicago (IL), USA by b.c., Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Clearwater (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Clearwater Beach (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish, Cologne, Germany by April11, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Detroit (MI), USA by Taittems, Dunedin (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, Evry, France by Olivier, Forks (WA), USA by Corinne, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Guelph, Canada by Pat, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Inverness (IL), USA by Neva, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Joplin (MO), USA by Victoria, Juneau (AK), USA by Gwyn, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Le Guilvinec, France by ds2944, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lisbon, Portugal by Jsaltao, Lodz, Poland by ritalounge, London, UK by Ham, London, UK by Mo, Mainz, Germany by JB, Maple Ridge, Canada by Susan, Mazatlan, Mexico by Kate, Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo, Melbourne, Australia by John, Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico, Mexico by Poly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Montréal, Canada by Douber, Moscow, Russia by Irina, Mumbai, India by MumbaiIteanu, Mumbai, India by Kunalbhatia, Naples (FL), USA by Isabella, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK by Cassie & Chris, Niamey, Niger by Dinabee, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Nottingham, UK by Gail's Man, Ocean Township (NJ), USA by Josy, Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Port Elizabeth, South Africa by Sam, Port Vila, Vanuatu by Mblamo, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Quincy (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Radonvilliers, France by Deslilas, Riga, Latvia by Prokur, Rome, Italy by Giovanni, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation by Lark, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Diego (CA), USA by Zentmrs, Santa Fe (NM), USA by Randem, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seguin (TX), USA by Thien, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Silver Spring (MD), USA by John, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, St Francis, South Africa by Sam, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Terre Haute (IN), USA by Zann, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torun, Poland by Torun Observer, Toulouse, France by Julia, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Wrocław, Poland by Loompi, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn,

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