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

August 31, 2008

David



David's Fountain at Rio de Janeiro Park.

music+image

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.

August 27, 2008

Shadows and Smiles


Piñatas for sale. A piñata is a brightly-colored paper container filled with fruit, candy and/or toys. It is generally suspended on a rope from a tree branch or ceiling and is used during celebrations. A succession of blindfolded, stick-wielding children try to break the piñata in order to collect the sweets (traditionally sugarcane) and/or toys inside of it. It has been used for hundreds of years to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas and Easter. The Spanish word piñata comes from the Italian word pignatta, a pinecone-shaped clay pot (from pigna, "pinecone"). Although the piñata originated in Mexico, many cultures around the world embrace the tradition. In Iraq and Afganistan the exploding piñata is quite popular. [Wiki]

music+image

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.

August 26, 2008

Rothko at Potrero



music+image

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.

August 25, 2008

Arcos Bosques Towers


Arcos Corporative Building, known as "El Pantalon" (The Trousers) by Mexican architect Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon.

music+image

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.

August 24, 2008

Aquarium Tunnel


Ver. 2


The walls of this tunnel are covered with sea images.

music+image

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.

August 22, 2008

Flor de Agosto


music+image

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.

August 21, 2008

Heroes


El Ángel de la Independencia ("The Angel of Independence") and officially known as Columna de la Independencia, is a victory column located on a roundabout over Paseo de la Reforma in downtown, was built to commemorate the centennial of the beginning of Mexico's War of Independence, celebrated in 1910. It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Mexico City, it bears a resemblance to the Victory Column in Berlin. Next to the column there is a group of marble statues of some of the heroes of the War of Independence, from left to right:
Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Vicente Guerrero y Francisco Javier Mina. The women sculptures are History and Patria (Homeland).

Hero: “a person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life”

Exists heroes in our days?


music+image

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.

August 19, 2008

Iglesia de Romita / Romita Church


Detail:


The name of Colonia Roma comes, not from the Italian city, but from a small village located in a corner of what today is Colonia Roma. The Pueblo de la Romita during Aztec times was named Aztacalco and its name was changed after the Spanish conquest when the church N. Señora de la Natividad (Our Lady of the Nativity) was built in 1530. Even if most of La Romita was destroyed in the early 20th century, when Colonia Roma was developed, the church still remains, now its name is Temple of St. Francis.
Antigua Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Natividad, actualmente Templo de San Francisco Javier.

music+image

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.

August 14, 2008

Elusive


Afternoon at Chapultepec Park.

music+image

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.

August 12, 2008

Posted


Letrero pegado en un semaforo de una esquina cualquiera.
Posted on a traffic light (traffic signal) of any corner and the translation more or less is:
Look for a woman for what she is worth, not only for a butt.

music+image

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.

August 11, 2008

Crash


music+image

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.

August 7, 2008

Leonora Carrington IV


Detail:


Horno de Simon Magus / Simon Magus Oven. Bronze 2007. From her exhibition on Paseo de la Reforma Ave.

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.


music+image

August 6, 2008

Leonora Carrington III


"Entonces vimos a la hija del Minotauro" / "And Then, We Saw The Daughter of The Minotaur" Oleo / Oil 1953 from her exhibition on Paseo de la Reforma Ave. (Main Street)
In Greek mythology, the Minotaur (Greek: Μῑνώταυρος, Mīnṓtauros) was a creature that was part man and part bull. It dwelt at the center of the Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction built for King Minos of Crete and designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus who were ordered to build it to hold the Minotaur. The historical site of Knossos is usually identified as the site of the labyrinth. The Minotaur was eventually killed by Theseus.
"Minotaur" is Greek for "Bull of Minos." The bull was known in Crete as Asterion, a name shared with Minos's foster father.

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.


music+image

August 5, 2008

Leonora Carrington II


Back:


La Madre de los Lobos / The Mother of The Wolves. Bronze 2007, from her exhibition on Paseo de la Reforma Ave.

music+image


Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.

August 3, 2008

Leonora Carrington I


Details:




From her exhibition on Paseo de la Reforma Ave:
Mariposa Mantarraya / Butterfly Manta ray. Bronze 2007 by Leonora Carrington. One of Britain's finest - and neglected – surrealists.
Her importance, lies partly in that she - along with artists such as Leonor Fini and Remedios Varo - opened up a new, and more female, strand of surrealism: in Mexico, Leonora and Varo dabbled in alchemy and the occult, and the work of both was rooted for a time in the magical and domestic elements of women's lives. "One of the extraordinary aspects of Leonora's work is how she draws on so many different inspirations, from the Celtic legends she learned from her nanny, through the constraints of her upper-class upbringing, to the surrealism of Paris in the 1930s - and then to the magic of Mexico," "Her work is evocative of so many things, and it's enormously complex: she hasn't had a massive output because her technique is so meticulous and the work so detailed. She certainly wasn't a Picasso who could churn out several pictures a day; her work would take many months, even years."


music+image


Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.

August 1, 2008

August 2008 Theme Day: Metal

Metal Blue


Click here to view other beautiful cities.

music+image


Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.