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 27, 2008

Lapsus / Lapse


A Momentary Lapse of Time and Music for a Friday Night !


In a momentary lapse of reason
[Verse]
In a momentary lapse of reason
Toleration was something unknown
And all attempts failed, to stop all the violence
The outcome was clear [Backing vocal]
It seemed evolutionary, the dawning a new era came
A new species was born, a society in Fragmentation
With separate ways

[Bridge]
Extreme behaviour [Backing vocals]
Not accepted by all, now it's been rejected

[Chorus]
Only time will tell
If the sanctity of man prevails, a new era soon is born

[Verse]
In a momentary lapse of reason, men were about to destroy
All the beauty god gave, as the acid in rain started pouring down
So women appoint only women, with a spirit of kindness and sense
In positions of power, to eliminate years of destruction
Before it's to late

[Repeat Bridge]

[Chorus]
Only time will tell
If the sanctity of man prevails
A new era soon is coming, the birth of a brand new way

[Spoken part:] Un punto di non ritorno,
La natura aggressiva dell'uomo non puo' piu' essere tollerata, una nuova era sta iniziando.

[Ad-libs:]
Only time, only time will tell, there's a brand new day
A new day's dawning [Backing vocals]
Only time will tell, there's a brand new day.



Dogs of War
This song is about war on the highest level, the political level. The dogs of war describe how politicians orchestrate wars that the public does not know about. Also, the major influence behind war is money. This song was written about the covert wars of the 80's where millions of American dollars went to Afghanistan to fight off the Soviet threat of communism.

From Pink Floyd songs.


Happy and reflexive weekend!

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September 26, 2008

Delivered on Time


El Repartidor.

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September 25, 2008

La Palma


A palm on a roundabout over main street of the city and in the background a new apartment tower under construction.

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September 24, 2008

The Corner


Standard View:


Sanborns store in a famous corner of the city, in front of The Independence Angel, a victory column located on a roundabout over Paseo de la Reforma in downtown Mexico City.

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September 23, 2008

Smile!



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September 22, 2008

Banca Reflejo / Reflection Bench


Previous View:


Banca Reflejo" de Alberto Parodi, de la exhibicion en Paseo de la Reforma, “Dialogo de Bancas”. ["Reflection Bench" by Alberto Parodi, from the exhibition ‘Benches Dialogue’ at main street of the city.]

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September 20, 2008

The Step!


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September 18, 2008

Freshen Up


Freshen up in an empty fountain of Chapultepec Park.

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September 16, 2008

Dia de la Independencia / Independence Day






Views for an Independence Night.

La Independencia, ademas de celebrarla, la debemos proteger!

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September 12, 2008

The Struggle



* The CAGE questionnaire, named for its four questions, is one such example that may be used to screen patients quickly in a doctor's office.

Two "yes" responses indicate that the respondent should be investigated further. The questionnaire asks the following questions:

1. Have you ever felt you needed to Cut down on your drinking?
2. Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
3. Have you ever felt Guilty about drinking?
4. Have you ever felt you needed a drink first thing in the morning (Eye-opener) to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?


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September 11, 2008

Virgo / Virgen / Virgin


Virgen de Guadalupe y Juan Diego en la Parroquia de Santiago Apostol en Chalco.
Sculptures of Virgin of Guadalupe and Juan Diego at St. James Parish [1585] in Chalco, a little town near Mexico City.

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September 10, 2008

The Seer


Good Health To You!


Tina Modotti's House in Mexico City.
Assunta Adelaide Luigia Modotti was a beautiful woman, a minor star of the theater and silent film, and a political radical. She was born in Italy in 1896 and lived in San Francisco and Hollywood, then in Mexico City of the 1920s and in Berlin of the early 1930s.

For a brief seven years, Tina Modotti, as she is known, also was a fine-art photographer. She made still lifes appear as political symbols and flesh-and-blood women seem to be emblematic monuments.

But when she had to choose between art and devotion to the communist cause, she chose the cause. "I cannot solve the problem of life by losing myself in the problem of art,"she wrote.
First, though, she produced a visual legacy of beauty and strength.

Some have suggested that Modotti was introduced to photography as a young girl in Italy, where her uncle, Pietro Modotti, maintained a photography studio. Later in the U.S., her father briefly ran a similar studio in San Francisco. However, it was through her relationship with Edward Weston that Modotti rapidly developed as an important fine art photographer and documentarian. Mexican photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo divided Modotti’s career as a photographer into two distinct categories: "Romantic" and "Revolutionary." The former period includes her time spent as Weston’s darkroom assistant, office manager and, finally, creative partner. Together they opened a portrait studio in Mexico City and were commissioned to travel around Mexico taking photographs for Anita Brenner’s book, "Idols Behind Altars."

In Mexico, Modotti found a community of cultural and political avant guardists. She became the photographer of choice for the blossoming Mexican mural movement, documenting the works of José Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera. Her visual vocabulary matured during this period, such as her formal experiments with architectural interiors, flowers and urban landscapes, and especially in her many lyrical images of peasants and workers. Indeed, her one-woman retrospective exhibition at the National Library in December 1929 was advertised as "The First Revolutionary Photographic Exhibition In Mexico." She had reached a high point in her career as a photographer, but within the next year she was forced to set her camera aside in favor of more pressing concerns.
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September 6, 2008

Rushed Through


Happy Weekend!

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September 5, 2008

Manipulation in The Air



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September 4, 2008

Honey



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September 3, 2008

Rebozo


A mother wearing a Rebozo ( traditional Mexican shawl ). The women moved with grace and dignity; the babies moved with them, wide-eyed and mostly quiet. It seemed so different from most babies in western cultures--these mothers weren’t constantly doing things to entertain the babies or to stop them from fussing. And the moms were out and about, laughing, socializing, shopping, working, hauling things--with both hands free!

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