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.

April 30, 2008

Windows


Bosques de las Lomas, a business area at West side of the city.

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April 29, 2008

Lluvia


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April 27, 2008

The Corner


The corner of Chapultepec Avenue and Francisco de Garay Street.

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April 26, 2008

Abandoned House


An old house [1930] at Chapultepec Ave, near downtown.

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April 25, 2008

Reflejo Azul / Blue Reflection


"Happy Weekend"

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April 24, 2008

Out of The Blue


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April 23, 2008

Las Rejas de Chapultepec


Preparation of a photography exhibition in Las Rejas de Chapultepec ( Chapultepec Bars ) an open air gallery at Chapultepec Park.

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April 22, 2008

Earth Day


Words (author unknown). Sculpture by Ponzanelli. Tree by Nature.

¿Acaso es verdad que se vive en la Tierra?
¿Acaso para siempre en la Tierra?
Solo un breve instante aqui!

Poesia Nahuatl.

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April 21, 2008

Bossy


An old house guarded by these dogs.

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April 20, 2008

Fusion: Spring worth twice / La Primavera vale por dos

Candies

Shopping.

Live Music.

Finding identities, Boy Scouts and Emos ( Individuals who share tastes in styles of dress, hair and think. ( Encontrando identidad: Boy Scouts y Emos )

Typical dresses and stuff for sale.

Fusion, art & design bazaar / Fusion, bazar de arte y diseño. Plaza Luis Cabrera. Col. Roma.

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April 19, 2008

Strange Talk


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April 18, 2008

Arcos Bosques Towers


The almost completed construction of Towers Arcos Bosques 2 & 3. [ Las casi terminadas Torres Arcos Bosques 2 y 3 ]

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April 17, 2008

Restaurante El Lago


Chapultepec Lake, Restaurant El Lago and in the background a ballon of an amusement park.

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April 15, 2008

Reforma Ave at Dusk


View of Paseo de la Reforma Ave from The Independence Angel monument / Paseo de la Reforma al atardecer.

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April 14, 2008

Torre HSBC Tower


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April 13, 2008

El Caballito / Head Horse


"Horse Head" sculpture by Sebastian.

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April 12, 2008

View from Castle of Chapultepec


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 French sovereigns. [ Wiki ]

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April 11, 2008

City Workers


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April 10, 2008

Going Home


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April 9, 2008

Tepoztlan I

"Here begins a serie of 15 images in 3 parts, dedicated to the magic town of Tepoztlan and Sofia and Volker"

First stop, Tepoznieves (Icecreams) with 130 flavors like: Silence Temple, Prayer to the Wind, Gardenias, Moon Lullaby, Angel Kiss, Cinderella Kiss, Sun Song, Love Prayer, Spring, Sea Symphony, Tequila with Lemon and many more waiting for you!

Mural made from seeds at church gate and in the background The Nativity Church. (Parroquia de La Natividad y ex convento dominico, siglo XVI)

Inside view of the churh and ex convent dominican de La Natividad (The Nativity) 16st century.

Atrium Gate

"Seeing"

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April 8, 2008

Tepoztlan II

Artesanias (Craftsmanship)

"Paleacates" (A sort of scarfs or handkerchiefs)

The Entrance

A view from The Tepozteco

TepozRock

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April 7, 2008

Tepoztlan III

"Aura" (The distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround and be generated by a person, thing, or place)


"Raspados" (Ice with different fruit flavors)






Tepoztlán is a town in the Mexican state of Morelos. It is located in the heart of the Tepoztlán Valley. The municipality reported 32,921 inhabitants in the 2000 national census.
The town is a popular tourist destination near Mexico City. The town is famous for the remains of a temple built on top of the nearby Tepozteco mountain, as well as for the exotic ice-cream flavours prepared by the townspeople. Tepoztlán was named a "Pueblo Mágico" ["Magic Town"] in 2002. According to myth, Tepoztlan is the birthplace over 1200 years ago of Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent god widely-worshipped in ancient Mexico. It has not yet been possible to determine who first inhabited the area. The earliest findings of pottery and other ceramic utensils date back to approximately 1500 BCE. By the 10th century CE the Toltec culture was predominant in the area. Tepoztlán is said to have been the birthplace of Ce Acatl, a very important Toltec leader, later known as Topiltzin Ce Acatl Quetzalcoatl, and who may be the possible historical basis of the Mesoamerican god Quetzalcoatl.
During the Spanish Conquest Hernán Cortéz is said to have ordered the town razed after the refusal of the town leaders to meet him. This event was chronicled by Bernal Díaz del Castillo in The Conquest of New Spain.

Wiki.

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April 5, 2008

The Antiroutine Bench


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April 4, 2008

The Shot


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April 2, 2008

Life Can't Wait


Life can't wait. Instant beauty for your hair.

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April 1, 2008

April 2008 Theme Day: Water

Lago Mayor de Chapultepec / Chapultepec Lake Major. Restaurant Meridien.

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